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!

How to...

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!

Antica Hostaria La Balestra
Via Valerio, 16, Urbino; Tel.: 0722-2942
Lamb made in the Provencal way and good regional pasta dishes are served here. They also have a wood-burning pizza oven and, in season, serve wild game, local truffles and porcini mushrooms. In summer you can dine outside on a shady terrace.

View Details...
Caffe Cipriani
Cafe/Sandwich Bar
Piazza L. Vigo, 3/4 , Acireale; Tel.: 095-601929
This legendary bar boasts some of the best Sicilian snack foods around and is located in a picturesque hilltop town, not far from Catania. Stop by for an authentic granita, Siciliy's sumptuous frozen treat that has nothing to do with shaved ice in the States. Pair it with a sweet brioche, fresh out of the oven. Instead, for a savory experience, Caffe Cipriani has many flavors of arancini, traditional stuffed rice balls that are fried to a golden perfection. Be sure to bring cash - no cards or checks accepted!

View Details...

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..."