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Italia magazine March 2018

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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Hello and welcome to the March issue of Italia! magazine. We hope you like our cover image as much as we do this month. Starved of daylight as we are in the UK over the winter period, its fresh colour palette shouts spring: a real antidote to those gloomy days of winter. And if the mere sight of Positano on the cover doesn’t give you itchy feet, our ‘48 Hours’ feature about this beautiful Amalfi Coast town certainly will! We’re also delighted to announce the winners of our travel writing competition, and you can read the winning entry on page 44. Find out, too, about Umbria’s initiatives to ensure sustainable tourism in this beautiful region. Hannah Frances tells of her experiences, which involved a lot of driving around narrow streets in…

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this month’s contributors

LAURA THAYER Writer Laura Thayer is an American who has lived just outside Amalfi for more than ten years, so she really knows the Amalfi Coast like the back of her hand. Her website,, is a must if you’re planning a visit to the area. Read her exclusive guided tour around the streets of Positano on page 20. FLEUR KINSON Friuli-Venezia Giulia – so good they named it thrice! But it’s a bit of a well-kept secret when it comes to overseas visitors and would-be residents: property prospects are very reasonable in this unspoilt northern region of golden beaches, soaring mountains and delightful towns. Find out more on page 82. JON PALMER Jon writes our regular Insider’s Rome feature every month, but we recently managed to drag him away from the capital and sent…

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Prize worth £2,950 We have two places to give away on a four-day cultural tour to historic, Byzantine Ravenna this September worth £2,950, thanks to our friends at Sapienza Travel Sapienza Travel’s All That Glitters Is Byzantine Gold is a four-day guided cultural tour of Ravenna, the last capital of the Western Roman Empire. Discover a treasury of dazzling mosaics and Byzantine architecture including the Neonian Baptistery and the 6th-century, Byzantine Sant’Apollinare Nuovo church. Dante Alighieri, author of The Divine Comedy, spent much of his exile in Ravenna and is buried in the city. Ravenna is home to eight UNESCO World Heritage sites, and you will visit all of them on this carefully curated tour with Sapienza Travel’s expert guides. The itinerary also includes a private visit to the church of San…

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readers’ photo competition!

SEE MORE OF YOUR PHOTOS ON OUR WEBSITE THIS MONTH’S WINNER Beverley Birchley “This is of Manarola at sundown. We had visited the town during the day in order to find the best spot to capture the magic of the sun going down. We settled for the cemetery on the hill, and spent a happy few hours admiring the affect of the changing light on the houses and harbour.” WIN! VILLA SANDI IL FRESCO PROSECCO & BOTTLE STOPPER* HOW TO SEND YOUR PHOTOS Please email high-resolution (300dpi) jpegs of your photos of Italy to 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…

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this month march 2018

“Carmen was written 150 years ago in a very different cultural context – times change,” said a spokesman TWIST IN THE TALE Opera lovers in Florence were in for a big surprise when they went to see a production of Bizet’s Carmen in January – in what’s believed to be a world first, the show was given a dramatic new ending. Traditionally, the story wraps up with Carmen being stabbed to death by her spurned admirer Don Jose. However, in a bold statement against the mistreatment of women, the company behind the production altered the climax so that Carmen wrestled Don Jose’s gun from him and shot him dead. A spokesman for the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino explained: “As far as we know, it is the first time that the ending…

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