Twenty three days in Italy… wow, it was great! I toured most of the country, starting in the north in the Alps and getting all the way down to Sorrento in the south. I tried cappuccino’s everywhere and took a lot of photos. This post will be expanded as I have time to optimize photos. Coffee in Italy: There are no flavored syrups Nobody drinks huge lattes You pay for your drink first at the cashier, then give your receipt to the barista who prepares your drink Grind-per-shot: Only saw it done once in 23 days They barely tamp the grounds before pulling the shot Three-group espresso machines were common, some coffee shops even had 2 three-groups Nearly all hotels provide breakfast and with that comes coffee, the hotel staff is surprisingly capable and can make you a drink The very first day, at the very first hotel, I had this cappuccino. It was the best cappuccino the entire trip. And it was made by the hotel staff. Another view of the same cappuccino above. A macchiato from the same hotel in Milan.