Spend a lazy summer evening beside Rome's Tiber River
When the temperatures soar, Romans gravitate to the mighty river that winds its way through the middle of town. The Tiber – "Tevere" in Italian – becomes the protagonist of annual summer festivals like Lungo Il Tevere which animates the river banks every evening until the end of August. ... Read more...
Cappuccino Newsletter 30 June, 2015


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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!

Osteria Vineria Barolando
Piazza Municipio, 2, Barolo; Tel.: 0173-56218
When visiting the picturesque winemaking village of Barolo, there is no better spot for a meal or aperitivo than Osteria Vineria Barolando. Owner Lidia and her daughter Francesca are friendly and caring hosts with a growing, well-chosen wine list and a prime location with outside tables on a little piazza by the post office so diners can watch all the comings and goings in the center of town. If you are lucky, you can catch the chef cutting tajarin (the classic pasta of the Langhe) by hand. Their version of vitello tonnato is made without mayonnaise, while the panna cotta with strawberries makes a nice dessert.

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Cafe/Sandwich Bar
Piazza del Popolo, 4-5a, Rome; Tel.: 06-3225859
A favorite place to meet ever since the '50's when Rome was "Hollywood on the Tiber." Film stars still love to be seen here but so do soccer stars and their starlet girlfriends. Rosati holds down one side of the piazza while its rival, Canova, stands off on the opposite side - both are good so choose the one whose sidewalk tables are in the sun.

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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..."