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!

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!

Al Fogher
SS. 117/bis , Piazza Armerina; Tel.: 0935-684123
Visitors flock to Piazza Armerina for the world famous Late Roman mosaics and to Al Fogher for their well-stocked wine cellar with some 400 different vintages. The Sicilian food served here is creative, beautifully seasoned and flavored, and prepared to perfection. The chef's expresses his creativity in dishes like risotto with pumpkin, ricotta cheese and goose liver or pork in a pepper sauce under a pistachio crust. Reservations recommended.

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Caffe' Zanarini
Cafe/Sandwich Bar
Piazza Galvani, 1, Bologna; Tel.: 051-2750041
This bar first opened its doors in 1924. It's located under the portico of the Archiginnasio Palace right behind Piazza Maggiore and is a classic place to stop for a coffee or a snack. In fine weather there are tables outside in the piazza; the pear ice cream and the selection of pastries are wonderful. The golden moment of the day is the aperitif hour when an incredible bouquet of free finger foods, snacks and appetizers are offered along with your drink.

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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..."