Newest addition to Trenitalia's fleet (photo: Creativita e Broadcasting – FS Italiane)
Crisscrossed with railroad tracks that link cities big and small, Italy is the ideal country to explore by train. And when you choose to ride the rails this summer, you'll have even more options in comfort and price, now that Trenitalia has introduced the sleek, new Frecciarossa 1000 train on its mo... Read more...
Cappuccino Newsletter 29 July, 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 Badessa
Piazza Carlo Emanuele II, 17h, Turin; Tel.: 011-835940
This restaurant takes its inspiration from a noble abbess (badessa in Italian) who, in the 19th century, was known to be a famous cook. There are three special four-course menus, reasonably priced at around 30,00 euro, and all the wines, oils, marmalades and liquors are strictly produced in convents. Furniture from ancient monasteries decorates the interior while in nice weather tables are set up outside in the leafy piazza.

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Tazza d'Oro
Cafe/Sandwich Bar
Via degli Orfani, 84, Rome; Tel.: 06-6792768
Insiders know it's not just the extra-rich milk that makes the cappuccino at Tazza d'Oro so great but the Acqua Virgo water: the aqueduct's 15th century conduit runs right through the bar's walls. A summertime treat not to be missed is the granita di caffe con panna, a dark-brown coffee slush topped with fresh whipped cream. Wonderful - a Select Italy favorite!.

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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..."