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


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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.



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!

Piazza Martiri dell'Olivetta, 5, Portofino; Tel.: 0185-269037
It is easy to see why Richard Burton chose this spot to propose to Elizabeth Taylor! The restaurant has a superb position on the harbor front, providing a striking view across the bay of Portofino from the outside tables on the the main piazza. Puny is a great place to people watch while you dine on marinated swordfish with green beans and tomatoes, tuna fish "salami," handmade pappardelle with pesto and tomatoes or salt-baked whole fish. The desserts are homemade, and there is an ample selection of Ligurian and French wines. Reservations recommended.

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Caffe Letterario
Cafe/Sandwich Bar
Piazza delle Murate, Florence; Tel.: 055-2346872
Located in the open air courtyard of an old prison, Le Murate is a cultural center sponsored by the Comune di Firenze where you can go for a drink (the Bellini is excellent), attend a book presentation, listen to a DJ, watch a movie, or assist in a live concert of jazz, funk or blues (for the program, take a look at their website). Aperitivo time from 6:30 to 9:30pm daily follows the usual buffet concept; buy a drink and eat for free - you'll sit with students, locals and some adventurous tourists.

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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..."