Exterior of the Pazzi Chapel at Santa Croce
An art lover from New York City was the first to give: his or her $200 donation launched the five-week Kickstarter campaign to help fund the restoration of the priceless Renaissance loggia of the Pazzi Chapel and now the countdown is on, with only 24 days left to become a part of history and inscrib... Read more...
25 November, 2014
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Take a sip of the genuine taste and aroma of Italy with a brief video essay on a hot topic about Italian society, travel, or culture.
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A newsletter exclusively for travel agents, Il Postino contains travel industry news, tips for trip planning and selling points for Italian destinations.
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HOW TO TRAVEL IN ITALY & NOT LOOK LIKE A CLUELESS TOURIST
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Get Around
Don't plan to drive in Naples. Road rules are different from what you're used to, and despite being incomprehensible 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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Eat The Italian Way
Not Look Like a Tourist
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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!
Ristorante Arche
Restaurant
Via Arche Scaligere, 6 , Verona; Tel.: 045-8007415
Seafood is the main feature of this elegant restaurant that started out as a tavern in 1879. Today the great-grandson of the original owner is still running the place which proposes a creative menu of mainly fresh fish and seafood, with a couple of meat dishes thrown in for the carnivores. A team of chefs prepares dishes like grilled scallops al gratin with brandy and truffles or paccheri pasta with lobster, scampi, shrimp and black Taggiasche olives from Liguria.

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Caffe' degli Artigiani
Cafe/Sandwich Bar
Via dello Sprone 16r, corner of Piazza della Passera , Florence; Tel.: 055-291882
The "Artisans' Cafe" opened its doors in 1945 as a bar with a billiards table in exactly the same place where it still is today, nearly 70 years later. Artisans from the area stop in for their daily shot of espresso, while tourists linger over a sandwich, a slice of home baked cake or quiche and a fresh fruit shake in the back room. Open non-stop till 11pm, Caffe' degli Artigiani is located just a stone's throw from the most famous monuments of the Oltrarno: the Pitti palace, the Boboli gardens, and the church of Santo Spirito.

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

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.


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..."