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!

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!

La Briciola
Via Solferino, 25 , Milan; Tel.: 02-6551105 / 02-6551012
Serving typically rich Milanese food with the emphasis on meat (carpaccio is a speciality), La Briciola has a buzzing atmosphere. It's very cosy and welcoming with Liberty-style stained-glass windows and a vaulted interior. This place is popular with the locals, from heads of industry to fashion folk, so be sure to book in advance.

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Caffe' Giacosa at Roberto Cavalli
Cafe/Sandwich Bar
Via della Spada, 10r, Florence; Tel.: 055-2776328
Attached to the Roberto Cavalli store on via Tornabuoni is this caffe' that's very popular for their pastries and aperitivi - the Negroni cocktail (Campari, gin and sweet vermouth) was invented here. They also serve one of the best cappuccini town and you'll see lots of fashionistas, along with salespeople from the exculsive shops on via Tornabuoni who stop in for a quick stand-up plate of pasta at lunchtime. There are tables, too, a few outside on the sidewalk.

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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..."