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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.

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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 all the excitement for us in her colourful feature. And speaking of festivals, we know you love a good…

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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 WINNER Stef Duranti “Assisi in October 2017, when visiting my brother and family, looking upon the church of a beautiful old town.” SEE MORE OF YOUR PHOTOS ON OUR WEBSITE italytravelandlife.com VILLA SANDI THE ICONIC PREMIUM PROSECCO Send 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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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 address and a phone number (for our couriers). You must be over 18 to enter. If you don’t wish to receive details of future offers and promotions from Anthem Publishing, Villa Sandi or Bellavita, please state ‘NO INFO’ on your entry. READER OFFER London-based Bellavita specialises in premium-quality Italian food and wines, delivered from Italy right to your door. Italia! readers get a 10 per cent discount off Villa Sandi wines and all other products online at www.bellavitashop.co.uk until 1 December 2018 by entering the code ‘italia10’ at the checkout. Please…

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GOODBYE TO A FOOTBALL LEGEND Former 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 SHAME Officials in Rome are reportedly planning to re-label streets whose names honour supporters of Fascism. Back in 1938, a number of politicians…

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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,…