The Sip: August’s Newsletter Roundup


Cappuccino is Select Italy’s monthly newsletter, it’s written by contributors from the company itself who are specialized in Italian travel and have personal experiences with Italy. With 32,000 loyal readers from around the globe, Cappuccino is a reliable source of information for all-things Italy.

Here you have a roundup of August’s release, buona lettura!

Travel + Leisure A-List and 30 Under 30

Read about how our Beth Rubin and Maja Gudelj came to the crème de la crème of the Tourism Industry. Beth has entered the world of A-list being selected as Travel + Leisure’s annual editors’ choice of the best travel advisor in the business – WOW what an accolade! Maja Gudelj also has something to smile about, born and raised in Split, Croatia and now living in the US for 6 years, Maja has been selected as Travel Agent’s top 30Under30 for 2014. This list reflects the next top generation of agents who will discover new places to go and new ways to connect with travelers.

Beth and Maja

Beth and Maja

Fly the Friendly Skies of the Bel Paese

Did you know the Chinese Travel Industry  numbered at 98 million travelers for the year 2013! Well Rome is the first airport in the world to achieve the Welcome Chinese Certification an initiative of Select Holding (Select Italy’s parent company), that seeks to establish a set of international standards that suppliers in the travel industry must adhere to if they are interested in working with Chinese clients. Read more about the Welcome Chinese high standard services and amenities in our article!

Medieval Popes and Monsters Carved in Stone

Select Italy has created three new amazing day trips! The first in the 3 part series is discovering the Roman countryside in the magical season of Fall! Escape the hustle and bustle of the city with your own chauffeur and explore hidden Italian treasures, immersing in natural and architectural beauty with stops to Viterbo and Villa Lante. Read on and find out what else awaits you!

Alive, Curious, Rooted in Sicily

Read about how Martina Zuccarello (Select Italy’s Food and Wine specialist) caught up with Giuseppe Tasca d’Almerita, as he discusses the experiences of his established Sicilian winemaking family, his lush family properties, and the future vision of Tasca wines.

Tascante Estate on Mount Etna

Tascante Estate on Mount Etna

Recipe of the Month – Sicilian Eggplant Caponata

Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking School shared with us a traditional Sicilian Eggplant Caponata with an Arabic twist as the days get cooler and our appetites grow this hearty sauce made up of eggplant, tomatoes, onions and capers is the perfect side dish for your Sunday roast chicken or pork

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