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Italia magazine May 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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English
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Anthem Publishing
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welcome!

A warm welcome from all of us to the May issue of Italia!. There is lots of wisdom in yearning to get away from it all – there’s no doubt it clears the mind and refreshes the spirit. Everyone needs to recharge their batteries from time to time, and whether that simply means sitting back in an armchair with a good Italian coffee and reading the inspiring features and articles we have gathered together for you, or packing your bags and heading off to Italy, let Italia! be your guide. We’ve travelled to some quiet corners and out-of-the-way places this month. We begin in the spectacular yet little-known northern region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, where Christine Smallwood reveals 10 good reasons why this destination should be on your radar. Next we go…

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this month’s contributors

CHRISTINE SMALLWOOD is a food and travel writer, committee member of the Guild of Food Writers, and author of a series of books on the food of three Italian regions – An Appetite for Umbria was followed by titles on Lombardy and Puglia. Friuli-Venezia Giulia captured her heart on a recent visit. Find out more on page 18. FLEUR KINSON The high heel of Italy’s boot, Puglia has the longest coastline of any mainland Italian region, not to mention stunning architecture, sunny climate and superb food. The best of southern Italy is here and its homebuying prospects are excellent as well, says our property expert. Discover more on page 80. JOE GARTMAN Joe takes us from Abruzzo to Rome as he weaves the fascinating story of the Torlonia dynasty and their grand…

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readers’ photo competition!

SEE MORE OF YOUR PHOTOS ON OUR WEBSITE italytravelandlife.com ITALIA! Italy travel and life 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 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…

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snippets..

DIGGED DIGS USA Today recently ran a feature entitled ’11 Charming Bed and Breakfasts in Europe’, and three Italian havens made it onto the list. The first was B&B Monte Oliveto, south of the Arno in Florence, which was described as “just as delightful outside as it is on the inside”. Next up was Castello delle Quattro Torra in Siena, labelled “an affordable alternative to the more decadent castle hotels found in the Italian countryside”. And finally, Venice’s Ca’Riccio earned a mention for its “bright and cosy rooms that are filled with fresh-cut flowers and charming touches”. TUSCAN TREASURE A Tuscan estate formerly owned by one of the most powerful families in Florence has been sold to a US tycoon. Villa Bibbiani was the home of the Frescobaldi family from the 16th to…

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this month may 2018

WATERWAY TO START THE DAY What could be more idyllic than breakfast in Venice? The problem is, with so many excellent restaurants – not to mention stunning vistas – across the watery city, you could waste the morning trying to decide where to go. Handily, the MailOnline recently published a guide to ‘Venice’s best breakfasts’, in which a number of options were singled out for praise. The LondraBar, at the Londra Palace Hotel, was recommended for its breakfast Bellinis, flaky pastries and spectacular views of the Lido. Another suggestion was a buffet-style brekkie in the sunshine at Terrazza Danieli, on the Riva degli Schiavoni. Dishes include braised beef, “melt-in-your-mouth cheeses and puddings to devour”. The article cited Caffè Florian, in St Mark’s Square, as the place to go if you want…

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postcard from the past finally arrives

The next time you find yourself getting frustrated that your mail is a few days late, think about this: a postcard has just rocked up at its intended destination some 60 years after it was sent! The missive from Milan arrived at the home of a schoolteacher in Rome, but had been written so long ago that the recipient knew neither the sender nor the sendee. Addressed to a Signorina Rina Maschisiello, the postcard featured a black and white photo of one of Milan’s most famous cultural buildings. On the reverse, a message, written in Italian, read: “I miss you very much. Knowing you like the opera, I am sending you the Teatro alla Scala (as a postcard!). Tomorrow I depart for Venice, so then I will send you the…

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