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

Cappuccino is our monthly newsletter. Select Italy's travel experts provide stories about current trends and happenings in Italy.
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Il Postino

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 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!

Osteria dei Cavalieri
Restaurant
Via San Frediano, 16, Pisa; Tel.: 050-580858
This friendly spot in the heart of Pisa's University district, only a few blocks from the Leaning Tower, serves one-plate lunches to the regulars. These range from ossobucco con risotto alla milanese (veal shanks with a side of rice) to scamorza (a mild cheese) melted in the oven with grilled vegetables. For a more elaborate evening meal there are three menus based on meat, fish or vegetables. Don't miss the delicious ice cream with a crunchy almond brittle topping for dessert. Reservations recommended.

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Colonial Cafe
Cafe/Sandwich Bar
Corso Magenta, 85, Milan; Tel.: 02-43511054
A mere 4 minute walk from the Last Supper, Colonial Cafe is one of the rare places where even the always-in-a-hurry Milanese sit down for breakfast in a comfy red leather armchair to read the newspaper. A good selection of brioches, sandwiches, chocolate and exotic coffees from Jamaica, Ethiopia and San Salvador makes this an ideal stop after viewing Leonardo's masterpiece. We especially love the vibe from 6:30 to 9:00pm during the Colonial Wine Hour where a free buffet of 32 hot and cold dishes is laid out to accompany your aperitivo. Thursday evenings bring live music and Sunday brunch (served noon to 3:30pm) is justly famous for American-style omelettes and other goodies.

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Italian Innovation

Librivivi

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..."