Whenever I order a cappuccino in Italy I always ask if I can have it bello caldo, nice and hot. If you don't make that stipulation you'll probably get one that is tepid, tiepido. That's because Italians like it that way, luke warm and lots of creamy froth.
My husband is constantly amazed that I want a hot drink on a hot day. He's reaching for the ice bucket while I'm boiling the kettle.
What can be nicer than sharing a drink on a beach on an Italian public holiday, la Festa della Repubblica.?