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!

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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!

Ristorante Oca Bianca
via XXV Aprile, 21, Santa Margherita Ligure; Tel.: 0185-288411; cell 338-8987310
The menu at this small, excellent restaurant breaks away from the local norm -- there is no seafood at the "White Goose," and dozens of images of this amusing animal decorate the dining room. Meat dishes are their specialty; choices may include mouthwatering preparations of lamb from France or New Zealand, steak from Ireland or Brazil and Italian pork. Delicious antipasti, an extensive wine list and attentive service add to the experience. The Oca Bianca serves dinner until 1:00 a.m.; reservations essential.

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Cafe/Sandwich Bar
Via Ponte Vetero, Milan; Tel.: 02-804403
There's a Parisian air at this bistro where they serve the city's best cappuccino, an ultra-classic version topped with dense foam and optional dustings of white chocolate, cinnamon or ground hazelnuts. Accompanied by a croissant with nutella or a mini toasted ham and cheese sandwich, its the perfect afternoon snack - that's what the actors from the nearby Piccolo Teatro order between performances.

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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..."