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As an astonishing representation of human perfection, Michelangelo's imposing marble "David" has few rivals in the history of art. Emblematic of the guiding spirit of the Renaissance, there is no more iconic (and immediately recognizable) symbol of the genius of Italy. That's why a copy of the famou... Read more...
Cappuccino Newsletter 31 March, 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!

O Magazin
Calata Marconi, 34, Portofino; Tel.: 0185-269178
Tables on the edge of the quay give an immediacy to the Portofino experience at this little place that features the simple but excellent home cooking of two young chefs, Giuseppe Cattabriga and Emilia Mussini. Try the pasta dishes, the mixed antipasto, the spiedino di moscardini (octopus skewers), the warm octopus and potato salad served with a few excellent olives and some olive oil and lemon on the side, or the baby squid with shrimp. The wine list is short but features some local Ligurian treasures.

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Caffe' Colombo
Cafe/Sandwich Bar
Via Pescino, 13, Santa Margherita Ligure; Tel.: 0185-287058
A perfectly preserved Art Nouveau interior with period furniture designed by Domenico Baciagalupo. A great place to breathe the atmosphere of the 19th century British tourists who made Santa Margherita a favored stop on the Grand Tour (more recently, Liz Taylor and Richard Burton stopped here, too!).

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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..."