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Italian menuI love coffee. I always love to taste different types of local coffee in every country that I travel to. But if you ask me where to get the best freshly brewed coffee, I must say it is, “Italy!”. Italian loves coffee and they brew one of the best coffee in the world. When I visited Italy last year, I couldn’t resist but had coffees every day, included those whiles when I needed to stand at the bar to save my limited budget (drink coffee without sitting saved me half of the listed price in Italy). There are so many variants of brewed coffee selling in Italy. Which one do you know or is your favourite?

Those most common varieties of Italian coffee which you will see in every cafe’s menu are Cappucino, Americano, latte and Espresso. How about other less common variants you couldn’t get it elsewhere except in Italy? Off course those coffee varieties listed in the menu are always in Italian. So for those non regular coffee drinkers but wish to try a cup or two in one of the Italian cafe, here are some guides on the coffee languages you should learn before you can choose to order, with explanations in English: -

  1. Caffè – simple.Italian menu shots of espresso and added in more hot water to make it a normal sized cup;
  2. Cappucino – Espresso mixed with equal portion of hot milk and steamed milk foam;
  3. Corretto – One shot of Espresso mixed or “corrected” with a shot of liquor, normally Grappa or sometimes Brandy;
  4. Shakerato – Combining a shot of espresso, a bit of sugar, and lots of ice, shaking the whole deal vigorously until a froth foam to become caffee Shakerato;
  5. Caffelatte – It is different from latte (which the Italian refer it as milk). When you wish to order a milk coffee in Italy, make sure you order for caffelatte. It’s my personal favorite.
  6. Caffe Doppio – We call it Double Espresso in Malaysia, which is an Espresso of 2 shots;
  7. Macchiato – Similar to Caffelatte, but mixed with less hot milk, and
  8. Caffe D’orzo – It’s not actually coffee but a substitute of coffee brewed with roasted barley.

These are Italian version in Italian language. Some of them might be called differently in other parts of the world but for genuine taste of Italian coffee, it’s always best to taste it in Italy! – Travel Feeder, your ultimate photo travel guide to Europe

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Rick steves' is more geared towards older folks, i think. especially those who travel as packs, not solo.
i do not know how old you are, but if you are young-ish and like some class and quality rather than on a shoestring budget, try the "time out" series.
fodor's 2009 italy & florence/tuscany guides are also great with lots of pictures and the book is laid out so it's easy to read.
i am going to sicilia and toscana in may as well.

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FAQ

Michelle F
Where can I book a vacation in Italy for the Summer of 2012?

Is there any website online where I can book a vacation for anywhere in Italy (preferably Rome) in either July or August 2012? Someplace inexpensive would be nice. :)

It's too early to book for 2012. Check the travel guides and tourism websites to find the places you'd be interested in visiting and start planning for the trip, but you'll have to wait to actually book anything for those dates. You need to think about rather you want an organized tour or to travel independently, what your budget will look like for the trip, places you'd like to see and things to do on the trip. Then come back with more detailed questions in another year.

Casey!
What is a good book to learn about Italy?

My dream is to take a trip to Italy one day. In the mean time I'd like to learn a lot about it first. What is a good recommended book that can help me learn lots about the country? I guess you could consider it a tour guide, but I want a book that'll talk about all parts of Italy: the food, the places, the shopping, typical famous attractions and must sees. I especially want to know about the beautiful country sides and villages outside of the large cities like Rome and Venice. Also maybe…

I'll add that it doesn't hurt to have some knowlege of the Roman empire and then the Renaissance, too. It's not essential, but it's a major part of Italy's heritage, and a good portion of why it is what it is, today.

Happy (:
Going to Italy alone at 18?

Okay so I would really love the thought of going to Italy for a month in my gap year in 2012 (I know its way off, but I think I should start thinking about it now)

I wanted to go with one of my best friends, but one of them isn't having a gap year and the other just wants to stay in england and save money for university (she's also not a big fan of change and adventure..).


So my question(s) are..

Do you think I'm too young to be going to Italy alone?

Do you have any experience traveling alone? would I just end up feeling very…

Yawn, Italy is boring. It's overrated. If you're going with a lover, then that's different because it's a romantic place. But as a loner, it's pretty yawnish. Go to Thailand. Better scenery, better food, better parties, older history and attractions, much much cheaper, friendlier natives, and lots and lots of backpackers from UK, USA, and Australia who will welcome any loner into their groups.

Lauren Elise
What advice would you give someone who is traveling to Italy?

My mom and I are going to Italy in two years after my first year in college. What advice would you give us as far as when we should go and what we should see? Also, what should we take with us, and what's the best way to travel around once we get there? What did you enjoy/dislike the most about your trip?

Learn a little Italian. This will help you have a better experience. Although it is slowly changing where you will find some Italian speaks English. This is not the case in smaller cities.

1. Depending on your budget you can decide on your mode of travel. Trains are cheap while I say that. Budget airlines now if you book in advance offers really good deals too. To get around rent a car if you intend to explore beyond popular cities, if you are in Rome, Venice, Florence you should not. Parking will be a nightmare.

2. What you should take with you depends on…

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