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Italia magazine

April 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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welcome…

We’re full of the joys of spring this month – there’s always plenty to celebrate at this time of year. Not only is Easter and a lazy extended bank holiday in prospect, but the days are longer and (hopefully) warmer, so the invitation is right there to get out and about.We have a splendid line-up of features to inspire your travels this month: our cover star Lake Maggiore has a wealth of stunning locations to explore, both around its shores and on the lake itself. If you like a good hike, our itinerary around the byways of a small corner of Maremma will definitely stretch your legs. For cricket fans we have the extraordinary tale of a most unlikely team – and they are really rather good! We have e-biking…

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this month’s contributors

ROSALIND ORMISTON Art historian and travel writer Ros takes a land and water tour around Italy’s second largest lake, Lago Maggiore. From museums and UNESCO wildlife sites to stunning shorelines, historic villas and inhabited islands, there is so much to explore. Turn to page 20 to read her Top Ten reasons to visit this beautiful place.FLEUR KINSON casts her expert eye over Le Marche this month. The region regularly features in international surveys of the best places in the world to live or retire. Property values are considerably lower than in neighbouring Tuscany and it offers a good quality of life in warm and supportive communities. Find out more on page 80.PENNY WAINWRIGHT travels to the heel of Italy this month for the Fiera and Festa di San Marco and…

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this month

Andrew’s winning risottoThe finalists for Young Risotto Chef of the YearAndrew receiving his awardRice-ing starAndrew Williams, from Salt House Bacaro restaurant in Liverpool, has won the Riso Gallo Young Risotto Chef of the Year competition for budding chefs aged 18-25 years old. The 20-year-old cooked caramelised onion and red wine risotto with butter-roasted pine nuts, crispy onions, radicchio and taleggio, finished with Valrhona chocolate, white alba truffle and chive oil.For his prize, Andrew will enjoy three days’ work experience at Angela Hartnett’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Murano, in Mayfair, London. “Andrew’s risotto was a culinary triumph of precise, balanced flavours and delicacy, while retaining the creamy al dente texture of the finished risotto we judges were looking for,” said judge Paul Gayler. “He is a calm and focused young chef who has…

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five reasons to visit italy’s public fountains

1 The Trevi Fountain is the largest Baroque fountain in Rome and attracts millions of tourists every year. Clemens XII commissioned it in 1732, and it was christened 30 years later by his successor, Clemens XIII. It shows Neptune’s chariot being led by two Tritons – one trying to tame a fiery horse symbolizing the rough sea, the other blowing a shell-horn to represent the quiet sea. Legend has it that if you toss a coin with your left hand over your right shoulder, with your back to the fountain, you will return to Rome.2 The Fountain of 99 Spouts (Cannelle) in L’Aquila is one of Abruzzo’s most famous monuments. Historically, the number 99 is important to the city, though the fountain – originally known as Fontana della Rivera –…

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you tell us…

Hepburn and Peck do RomeOur Facebook group shared their favourite Italian movies with us – have you seen all of these…?• Malèna is my favourite… stunning from beginning to end. Carmela Sereno Hayes• Cinema Paradiso. Such a beautiful film that takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions. Julie Adams• Roman Holiday. I love the scenery around Rome and the story. Plus, it’s Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck… doesn’t get much better than that. Andrew Ciavardone• Big fan of Dario Argento. My favourite movie is Tenebre. Gilly Erica• Mediterraneo… it’s such a sweet story the whole way through. Sarah K. EadsSend us a letter using the address on page 6Join us on Facebook, search for Italia! magazineFind us on Twitter at @ItaliaMagFind us on Instagram at @italia_magazine…

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going up, going down…

GOING UP(Image © iStock)• As part of the forwardthinking Torino City Lab project, Turin traffic lights can now be connected with smartphones. The aim is to help warn distracted pedestrians, and also to create an aid for the visually impaired crossing the road. A light will appear on the phone, as well as a vocal signal and a vibration. The City Lab is an initiative that aims to attract companies who want to try out their innovative new technology in Turin. Find out more at www.torinocitylab.com• To Pompeii now, where the Schola Armaturarum (the headquarters of Pompeii’s gladiator association) has reopened after three years of restoration work after it collapsed eight years ago. Guided tours by the restorers take place each Thursday. Elsewhere at the site, as archeologists are conducting…

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