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Italia magazine Apr'16

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 return to Tuscany to see what developments have occurred in the region’s property market (*UK direct debit orders only)Ask anyone – if money wasn’t an issue – where they would buy their dream home in Italy and I’d wager that the vast majority would say Tuscany. Of course, there are many, many other attractive options, all of which we’ve explored in this magazine over the years, but Tuscany remains the number one aspiration. What’s not to like? The landscapes are to die for, it has wonderful beaches towards the south of the region, there are the cities – Lucca, Siena, Cortona, Pisa and, of course, majestic Florence (and quite a few besides) – and the region also offers a wealth of things to do; from walking, hunting, cycling to…

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this month’s contributors

JANE KEIGHTLEY is a long-term writer and travel journalist who has worked withItalia! extensively. In this issue she travels to Turin, the city that was once the capital of Italy and home of car maker Fiat. The manufacturer’s old factory is now a complex of hotels, restaurants and art galleries. And modern art is very much in vogue. See page 64. FLEUR KINSON once again presentsItalia!’s highly regarded property advice section. Don’t even think about buying a house or apartment in Italy without soaking up what Fleur has to say about your region of choice. This month she turns her head towards Tuscany; ever enduring and highly desirable. Read her advice from page 22. FIONA PETTENGALE has been travelling to Italy all her life, having family that harks from the…

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readers’ photo competition!

THIS MONTH’S WINNERPaul Blampey, Plymouth, Devon“This photo was taken in Pisa in October of last year. It was my first time to this area of Italy and it was the first time my mother had visited Italy. The rain started to fall the moment we landed at Pisa and didn’t stop the whole week. The grass was flooded and the marble footpaths were like skating rinks. This is an unusual view of a very iconic building, the belltower of the Duomo.”Rob, via email“We recently had three weeks in Le Marche and loved the Sibillini Mountains. For October the weather was lovely. This shows the magic of the area. The photo was taken from an old monastery ruin.”Lewis Woodhead, via email“Hi! This is my picture of the main piazza in Sorrento!”Steve…

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this month april 2016

(Photograph © Moggi/IPA Milestone Media/Press Association Images)Sting describes Sister Moon, one of the four red wines he makes, as “full-bodied, with hints of black pepper, liquorice and blackberries”VINTAGE IN A BOTTLESting’s music has earned countless accolades over the years – but now it’s his wine that’s wowing the critics. Sister Moon, a fruity red named after one of the British rocker’s songs, has been named one of Italy’s 100 best wines by the organisers of the prestigious OperaWine festival. It’s just one of four red wines the former Police frontman makes on his 900-acre Il Palagio estate in Tuscany, where he lives with his wife Trudie Styler and their children. “We’re very proud that the wine has been recognised,” he told the Corriere della Sera, describing Sister Moon as “full-bodied,…

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SARDINIAN BEACH SCOOPS AWARDWith its turquoise waters and spectacular scuba-diving opportunities, Cala Mariolu in Baunei has been a popular tourist destination for decades. But this idyllic corner of Sardinia has now received official recognition for its beauty by being named Italy’s best beach in the 2016 Travellers’ Choice Awards. The awards are based on reviews submitted to the TripAdvisor website, with the top ten beaches in each country being ranked according to user ratings. La Pelosa, in Stintino, Sassari, came second on the list, with Spiaggia di Tropea, in Vibo Valentia, finishing third. Another Baunei beach, Cala Goloritzè, was ranked in sixth place.GOING, GOING, JOHNAn Italian sports car once owned by Sir Elton John has gone up for auction. The singer snapped up the 2005 Maserati Quattroporte V when it…

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italia!’s top picks

STAY AT THE RIFUGIO LAGAZUOIIt’s not very often we’re lost for words, but only one came to mind when we saw the view from the Rifugio Lagazuoi – wow! Nestled on the summit of Mount Lagazuoi, it’s one of the most elevated inns in the Dolomites, making it the perfect stopover for hikers and skiers. The latter will want to make the most of the nearby Armentarola, the longest and most spectacular slope in the area. If you’re not feeling active, simply relax on the hotel deck with a dish of traditional strudel and enjoy the view. Rooms from €42 per night, www.rifugiolagazuoi.comALESSI'S ELLIPSE RANGE OF DISHESWhether you’re serving up bread, olives, cheese or dips, you can do it in style with Alessi’s new Ellipse range of dishes. Designed by…

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