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


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!

Pesador Riviera
Zattere, Dorsoduro 1473 , Venice; Tel.: 041-5227621
A longtime favorite for its super-fresh fish and seafood, Ristorante Riviera has changed management - it reopened in late June 2011 as the Pesador Riviera (the owners also have a sister property in the Campo San Giacometo by the Rialto Bridge; tel. 041-5239492). The Riviera's prime location, off the main tourist track, on the Zattere facing the Giudecca Canal, is only a short stroll from the Accademia so it makes it a good lunch spot after admiring the museum's Venetian masterpieces. Or come for a romantic candlelit dinner on their spacious terrace overlooking the canal and the Molino Stucky Hotel. Reservations recommended, especially for dinner.

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Bar Cucciolo
Cafe/Sandwich Bar
Via del Corso, 25/R, Florence; Tel.: 055-287727
"Bomboloni caldi" (hot doughnuts) is the sign that goes up whenever fresh, hot batches are due to roll out of the doughnut machine at Bar Cucciolo, and 4:30pm is one of these times. Generations of Florentine children have enjoyed this after-school snack in either the plain version (called "ciambelle," with a hole in the middle and rolled in sugar) or filled (chocolate, nutella, apricot jam, blackberry preserves, or vanilla cream are the yummy fillings). Pizza, panini, and pasta dishes mean you can also have lunch here, although a cappuccino and a bombolone is the classic order, anytime of the day! Low prices, a friendly staff, and a central location in the most touristy part of town make this an address to remember.

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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..."