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Italia magazine April 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.

United Kingdom
Anthem Publishing
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12 Numéros


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Discover the new trend in small Italian book festivals this year. Find out more on page 34(*UK DD orders only)This issue of Italia! is full of the joys of spring – whether you are planning your next to trip to Italy or simply cooking up a delicious Italian meal in your own kitchen, you’ll find plenty to inspire you as you turn the pages.We love to bring you new perspectives on familiar places and what could be more enjoyable than exploring Italy’s capital in a Fiat 500? Built for city streets and with iconic appeal, it certainly has the right credentials for the task, so make sure you read Mark Nicholls’ lively account. Further north, the Redentore celebrations are a big highlight of Venice’s festival calendar, and Sara Scarpa captures…

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this month’s contributors

BEVERLEY BYRNE Our roving reporter goes behind the scenes at the Italian Embassy in London this month, where she meets the Embassy’s head chef, Danilo Cortellini. He shares stories about ‘dining diplomacy’, his role as chief ambassador for Italian cuisine in London and his experience on Masterchef: The Professionals. Turn to page 45.FLEUR KINSON Mention Lazio and you think of Italy’s capital city, but as Fleur Kinson reminds us this month: all roads may lead to Rome, but they also lead away from the capital into a wider rural region with quiet towns, undisturbed landscapes and good property prospects for homebuyers. Find out more on page 80.JOE GARTMAN This month our curious traveller tells the intriguing story of Marin Falier, a 14th-century Venetian nobleman who was literally painted out of…

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readers’ photo competition!

THIS MONTH’S WINNERStef Duranti“Assisi in October 2017, when visiting my brother and family, looking upon the church of a beautiful old town.”Pete Clark, Kingswood “Igor Mitoraj’s Fallen Angel sculpture, in Pisa’s Piazza dei Miracoli, looks stunning in the late December light.”SEE MORE OF YOUR PHOTOS ON OUR WEBSITE italytravelandlife.comVILLA SANDITHE ICONIC PREMIUM PROSECCOSend us your favourite Italian travel photos, and each month the best will win a bottle of Villa Sandi Il Fresco Prosecco and exclusive bottle stopper!* ■…

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Steve Pegg “Le Cinque Terre.”Bea Lanzi, Cranston, Rhode Island, USA “From our trip to Capri in August 2016. My daughter and I have traveled all over Italy and we find ourselves coming back to visit the same spots as the beauty is always new and vibrant.”Prospero Girardi, Rushden “Last Christmas in Lerici. We have a holiday home in nearby Fosdinovo and we regularly take a day out to visit Lerici.”Ann Thompson “Making burrata in Puglia.”Steven Craig, Centralia, Washington, USA “Wife with car outside restaurant in the Trastevere neighborhood of Rome.”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…

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(Images © iStock unless otherwise stated)GOODBYE TO A FOOTBALL LEGENDFormer Italy football manager Azeglio Vicini has died aged 84. The Cesena-born coach had served as President of the Technical Sector of the Italian Football Federation but is best known for overseeing the Azzurri’s third-place finish in the Italia ’90 World Cup – a tournament in which the team’s only loss was a penalty shoot-out defeat to Diego Maradona’s Argentina in the semifinals. He also coached Italy to the semi-finals of the 1988 European Championship, and before he became a manager had a successful playing career that saw him notch up almost 200 appearances for Sampdoria. He leaves a wife and three children.NAME OF SHAMEOfficials in Rome are reportedly planning to re-label streets whose names honour supporters of Fascism. Back in…

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this month april 2018

“HOW TO BE ITALIAN”A recent piece on the Times website informed readers ‘How to be Italian’, and writer Francesca Angelini’s tongue seemed to be placed firmly in her cheek. The feature was presumably aimed at people who are considering moving to Italy and want to blend in with the locals – but quite how those locals would have reacted to the advice is anyone’s guess. For example, Angelini suggested that to match the passion shown by Italians, visitors should “raise your standard decibel levels by at least 25 per cent during the day, 40 per cent at mealtimes”. When driving, they should “ignore most pedestrian crossings and, if you’re in the south, anything that feels like an instruction”. And the writer even made suggestions for summer beach wear: for men,…