Bright red poppies bloom in an Umbrian landscape
What do the Italian towns of Greve in Chianti, Levanto, and Trani have in common with Sonoma, California and Yaxi in China? All five are part of the international "Slow City" movement – 195 cities worldwide and growing – that is an outgrowth of the very successful "Slow Food" concept sta... Read more...
Cappuccino Newsletter 30 April, 2015


Cappuccino is our monthly newsletter. Select Italy's travel experts provide stories about current trends and happenings in Italy.

Il Postino

A newsletter exclusively for travel agents, Il Postino contains travel industry news, tips for trip planning and selling points for Italian destinations.



How to...
Get Around

Don't plan to drive in Naples. Road rules are different from what you're used to, and despite being confusing to most outsiders, they keep the city going. You'd be the wrench thrown in the perfectly oiled wheel! No right turn on red anywhere in Italy!

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Useful Tourist Info...

Visiting a foreign country can feel overwhelming. Don't leave home before reading this essential information on traveling in Italy.

Tips for The Travelers:
Best restaurants, food markets, shops, hidden gems and much more!

La Vela
Contrada Scauri Basso, Pantelleria; Tel.: 0923-916566
Amazingly, the island of Pantelleria has only one restaurant directly on the sea and La Vela (the sail) is it. This rustic shack serves the freshest grilled fish and spaghetti with sea urchins. Its a great place for lunch after a swim at one of the beaches on Pantelleria's rocky west coast.

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Caffe' Di Rienzo
Cafe/Sandwich Bar
Piazza della Rotonda, 8/9, Rome; Tel.: 06-6869097
This is the best of the cafes that face the Pantheon; it's also one of the few with a full restaurant menu, where you can get a meal anytime of the day or night. The place has been run by the Di Rienzo family since 1952 and all the pastries are made by an in-house pastry chef. People come from all over the city to sip an espresso or cappuccino made by one of the cafe's highly experienced barmen, while enjoying the stunning view.

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Italian Innovation


LIBRIVIVI: An Italian literary revolution: the audiobook, becomes the "audiomovie". List all books...

Librivivi Dorian Gray

LibriVivi are cutting-edge audiobooks that bring the greatest works of literature to life by means of new, emotionally engaging techniques that transform the book into a veritable "movie."

Living Comics System:
Italian Genius in Digital Art

Digital animation enters the world of comic books. Experience the first release "Sulphur & Dana" depicting the triumph of love over prejudice, discrimination and mistrust.

Living Comics - Sulphur & Dana

Introducing Whaiwhai:
New Touring Experience

The New York Times calls Whaiwhai "a high-tech Italian game that is part 'Amazing Race' and part treasure hunt, with a bit of DaVinci Code-style storytelling..."