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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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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Not Look Like a Tourist
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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 Orti di Leonardo
Restaurant
Via Aristide De Togni, 6/8 , Milan; Tel.: 02-4983197; 02-43911360
This elegant restaurant is named for the vineyards and vegetable gardens that Ludovico Il Moro gave as a gift to Leonardo da Vinci while he was painting the 'Last Supper" right up the street ("orto" means vegetable garden). Formerly a 17th century convent, its vaulted ceilings now shelter three elegant dining rooms that are decorated with a contemporary flair. Come here to feast on the creative Italian cuisine of Chef Luca Cubetti. A particularly good value is the 4-course Menu del Mercato, priced at 36,00 euro; it changes weekly, depending on what looks good at the local market.

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Bar Piazzetta
Cafe/Sandwich Bar
Porta Filippo Buonaccorsi, 5, San Gimignano; Tel.: 0577-1652198
Opened in 1927, this historic bar serves gelato, wine, coffee, and small pastries. It's location on the main street just past the bustling Piazza Duomo make it an idea place to stop for a pick-me-up before continuing with your day. We recommend one of the artisan gelatos, the aragostelle pastries filled with nutella or, as an aperitif, a glass of the locally-produced Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Italy's first DOC white wine.

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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..."