Voyages et Plein air
Italia magazine

Italia magazine Aug'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.

United Kingdom
Anthem Publishing
Lire plus
Offre spéciale : Get 40% OFF with code: DIGITAL40
10,97 $(TVA Incluse)
56,76 $(TVA Incluse)
6 Numéros

dans ce numéro

2 min.

Since the last issue, the UK’s referendum on Europe has taken place and as I write we are in a period of uncertainty as financial markets and the rest of the establishment take stock of the situation. We have some expert financial and legal advice on page 71 to help if you are affected by any of the perceived changes. But one thing remains: Italia! magazine will continue to celebrate the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Italy as it always has done – and to this end, this month we travel to Sicily, a place of vibrant contrast and with much to discover for the curious traveller. Our journey around il bel paese also takes us to the mainland and Bologna, where a feast of fine food and culture awaits.…

1 min.
this month’s contributors

JOE WORTHINGTON is an international politics graduate of both Aberystwyth and Exeter universities and a published travel writer from the UK. He has written for the likes of National Geographic, Fodor’s and the EasyJet in-flight magazine, and now makes his debut for Italia!. Joe writes for us about the city of Bergamo. See page 34. FLEUR KINSON is Italia!’s expert on Italian property markets. This month, she takes a look at the possibilities for island living with a look at the markets on Sardinia and Sicily. Whether you’re looking to buy a home or find a rental, Fleur’s guide shows you how and where to maximise your potential. To find out more, turn to page 22. CHRIS ALLSOP has been a regular contributor to Italia! and travels regularly to il bel paese…

2 min.
readers’ photo competition!

THIS MONTH’S WINNER Matthew Dearsley, Burlington, Ontario, Canada “This photograph was taken in Sardegna, on Spiaggia di Punta Molentis, near Villasimius. These boats bring in fresh fish every day for the restaurant on Punta Molentis. Can’t get fresher!” Peter Colligan,Waterlooville, Hampshire “This photo of the Rocca Maggiore in Assisi was taken late one evening as we were strolling back to our apartment. The mist gives it such an atmospheric feeling.” Krystle Shepherd, via email “We spent five months in Italy with our six-year-old and one-year-old girls. This photo was perfect timing of our one-year-old smiling at her big sister in the Trastevere area of Rome! I think it sums up well the magic and charm of Italy and what we felt while we were there… Happy!” Ronald Margherio, Peru, Illinois, USA “This photo was taken in Rome on…

2 min.

A HOME FROM HOME If there’s one thing that gets us through the working day, it’s the thought of al fresco dining while enjoying a sumptuous Italian vista. Well, you have the opportunity to do just that by buying the last remaining share in a gorgeous medieval townhouse in Le Marche. Situated in the ancient town of Petritoli, just a 20-minute drive from the coast and 45 minutes to the Sibillini mountains and national park, this idyllic retreat offers three bedrooms and bathrooms, spacious living areas and a spectacular roof terrace for those fresh-air feasts. And if you want to wander out and explore, you’ll find plenty to do on your doorstep, with shops, restaurants, art galleries and even a theatre, all just a stone’s throw away. With one share remaining,…

5 min.
this month august 2016

CLAMOUR FOR GLAMOUR Actor Peter Sellers wasn’t the only person who felt hot under the collar when Sophia Loren took off her pink silk dress, leaving her in her underwear, in 1960 film The Millionairess – the scene caused a sensation the world over and helped transform the Italian actress into a global star. Well, that very dress has been unearthed after 56 years and is expected to fetch £10,000 at auction. Once shooting for the film had wrapped, Loren’s costumes were shared out among the production staff, and it was a young British secretary who was lucky enough to nab the famous salmon day dress – created especially for the movie by French designer Pierre Balmain. The secretary went on to wear the dress at social functions before putting it…

1 min.
stop press

CARS IN THEIR EYES Engineers are proposing a giant cable-car system to link Sicily with mainland Italy. The structure would consist of three parts – one traversing 19.5km of the Calabrian coastline; one transporting commuters at a height of 70 metres over the 3.3km stretch of sea; and a third running 13.5km along the coast of Sicily to Messina – and would cost around €700million, a lot less than the €8.5billion that would be needed to build a suspension bridge. Architect Massimo Majowiecki, who drew up the plans for the system, commented, “It would create countless jobs for the local community and help relaunch the Italian economy.” PUTTING BREAD ON THE TABLE A court in Padua has ruled that a divorced father who paid his child maintenance in the form of pizza did…