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!

Ai Gondolieri
Dorsoduro 366, S. Vio, Venice; Tel.: 041-5286396
Sick of fish? Then this is the place to come: meat dishes and food from the mainland are menu mainstays here. Despite the tourist-trap name, it's a favorite with Venetians. Feast on filetto di maiale con castraure (pork fillet with baby artichokes), duck breast with apple and sweet onion, or more traditional dishes from the Veneto hills such as horse meat, wild game, gnocchi and polenta. The wine list is above average in quality and variety.

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Caffe' Pedrocchi
Cafe/Sandwich Bar
Via Otto Febbraio, 15, Padua; Tel.: 049-8781231
Since it was founded in 1772, the famed "cafe without doors" has been a fixture of Paduan life. Located across from the Bo', seat of the cities' historic university, Pedrocchi still serves some of the best coffee in Italy (or so it was described by Stendhal). The cafe's beautifully decorated piano nobile (2nd floor) can be visited from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m.; it contains material from Pedrocchi's two and a half centuries of illustrious history.

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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..."