National Geographic : 1957 Apr
© National Geographic Society + Caffe Espresso, Rome's Favorite Drink, Trickles out of a Shiny Machine Steam forced through measured amounts of coffee condenses slowly until it fills each tiny cup. Here Leonard Lyons, American columnist, and his wife (center) join two actresses at the coffee bar of the Hotel Excelsior. + "Just Feel the Material, Signora!" Italy Displays Its Silks with Pride Tiny, exquisite shops line fashionable Via Condotti. One is "Arbiter-Son and Man," noted for its fine stock of silk wares for men. Patterns often copy the designs of Italy's master artists. Manufacture of neckties is one of Rome's few industries.