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Italia magazine February 2019

Italia! is the award-winning magazine for everyone who has a passion for Italy. Each month, you¹ll find a wide variety of beautifully photographed and intelligently written articles to inspire and inform you. Covering every aspect of Italian life, from travel, holidays and property to food, wine and culture, we bring Italy closer to English-speaking readers across the world.

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Anthem Publishing
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welcome…

One of the things I really love about this magazine is the different voices we feature. It is always exciting to welcome new writers to the magazine and work with our regular (and some very longstanding) contributors too. It’s fascinating to see individual takes on familiar destinations and I like to think their distinct writing styles and points of views lend pace and variety to the magazine as a whole. True to form, this issue is packed with fascinating features and articles covering the Italian peninsula. You’ll love the evocative account of a visit to Genoa – our cover star this month – there is so much to see and admire, and take a boat trip out onto the Venetian lagoon to explore the forgotten islands, all with poignant tales to…

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this month’s contributors

ANNA BLOMEFIELD is a British Vogue and Vanity Fair alumna, Yes & No columnist and part-time sybarite who writes on wine, food and travel – preferably in combination. For her début feature in Italia! she takes a tour around the extraordinary vineyards of Tuscan Maremma. Find out more about what she discovered there on page 50. FLEUR KINSON takes an expert look at the southern region of Puglia this month and assesses its property-buying potential. She discovers a market going from strength to strength as the region continues to open up to overseas visitors. There are still plenty of affordable investments though. Find out more on page 80. SARAH RODRIGUES Australian-born Sarah studied Italian from the age of five and grew mildly obsessed with the idea of the country. Now based in…

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this month readers’ photos

HOW TO SEND YOUR PHOTOS Please email high-resolution (300dpi) jpegs of your photos of Italy to italia@anthem-publishing.com or send prints to ‘Reader Photo Competition’ at the address given on page 6. Please include a brief photo description, plus your name, delivery address and a phone number (for our couriers). You must be over 18 to enter. If you don’t wish to receive details of future offers and promotions from Anthem Publishing, Villa Sandi or Bellavita, please state ‘NO INFO’ on your entry. READER OFFER London-based Bellavita specialises in premium-quality Italian food and wines, delivered from Italy right to your door. Italia! readers get a 10 per cent discount off Villa Sandi wines and all other products online at www.bellavitashop.co.uk until 1 December 2019 by entering the code ‘italia10’ at the checkout. Please note: Any…

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five reasons to visit milan

1 The city of Milan has lent its name to many famous dishes, perhaps the most renowned being risotto alla Milanese. The saffron-flavoured rice, which is often served with the hearty veal stew osso buco, is said to have been developed in 1574 when an apprentice who was using saffron to stain window glass for the Duomo decided to add a pinch of the spice to some rice as a joke. Everyone loved the flavouring and the dish soon became a local speciality. Now served in restaurants all over the city, our favourite place to enjoy it has to be at Antica Trattoria della Pesa on Viale Pasubio. www.anticatrattoriadellapesa.com 2 Beyond osso buco and cotoletta alla Milanese, meat features on the menu in starters like nervetti and main dishes like cassoeula,…

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news & views

Perfect Piedmont Piedmont could soon be seeing a fresh influx of visitors after it claimed the title of the world’s number one region to visit in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2019, the influential annual travel rankings produced by the travel publisher. Taking the top slot ahead of the USA’s Catskills, northern Peru and The Red Centre in Australia, Piedmont was lauded for its arts and music scene, exquisite countryside and food and drink offerings (among its myriad other attractions). Lonely Planet claims the area “is adept at playing to its strengths but not always so good at selling its considerable charms to visitors” – though it seems likely that this international accolade means Piedmont won’t need to shout too loud about its charms to attract fresh hordes of admirers in…

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going up, going down…

GOING UP • Italy’s culture minister, Alberto Bonisoli, has announced that from 2019 Italy’s state museums and archaeological sites will offer up to 20 annual days of free admission (it is currently 12 days). In addition, museums will remain free for those under 18, while 18-25 year olds will be able to pay the new reduced rate of €2 for these attractions. The new measures are aimed at encouraging a greater hunger for culture, especially among the young. • To the trains now, where Italy’s winter timetable includes a new high-speed Freccia Rossa train service connecting Rome Fiumicino airport with Venice – saving plane passengers the need to head into the city to get a connection. The route was rolled out in December, with new high-speed trains from Fiumicino to Florence, Pisa,…

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