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Italia magazine June 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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United Kingdom
Langue:
English
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Anthem Publishing
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welcome!

A warm welcome from all of us to this month’s issue. June is definitely the time to be out and about, and I trust you’ve already had an Italian adventure or have exciting plans in the pipeline! We love to see photos from your travels and look forward to more this summer, so do keep sending them – this month’s gallery is on page 8. The balance between tourism and local identity is a delicate one, with destinations like Venice and the Cinque Terre discussing measures to manage the impact of visitors on their infrastructure. This, of course, is what tourists want to see, so it will always be a fine line… Cortona in Tuscany is one such place: a magnet for devotees of Frances Mayes’ novels about this beautiful hilltop…

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this month’s contributors

ALEXANDER JAMES is a journalist and writer based in the UK. For this issue, he travelled around Emilia-Romagna in search of the reasons why so many of Italy’s most iconic brands (think Parmesan cheese, Parma ham, Ferrari and Lamborghini) are all produced in this one region. His voyage of discovery begins on page 32. FLEUR KINSON Lombardy, in the north of Italy, is one of the most prosperous regions in the country. From Maggiore to Milan, you’ll fi nd lakes, cities, peaceful villages and a great quality of life. No wonder this area continues to be so popular, and it’s still a fi rm choice for homebuyers and investors. See page 80. DENISE OTERO Originally from the United States, Denise now lives in Piedmont, where she works as an Italian travel consultant.…

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italia!’s top picks

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readers’ photo competition!

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 note: Any…

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this month   june 2018

LIFE OF A LOVER The world’s first museum dedicated to the life of Giacomo Casanova has opened in Venice. The Casanova Museum and Experience details the life of the legendary playboy, who was born in the city in 1725. After being expelled from his priest training for bawdy behaviour, Casanova worked at various times as a violinist, a magician and a spy, escaped from prison after being jailed for witchcraft, rubbed shoulders with everyone from Benjamin Franklin to Mozart, and eventually wrote an autobiography, Histoire de ma vie (Story of my Life). The museum features six rooms, including a bedroom where a shadow installation shows a man – presumably Casanova – seducing a woman. But the curators are keen to point out that there’s more to Casanova’s story than his womanising.…

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events in june 2018

FESTA DELLA REPUBBLICA 2 June Nationwide In 1946, following the Second World War and the fall of Mussolini’s Fascist government, the Italian people voted for their country to become a republic. That momentous occasion is celebrated on 2 June every year, with Italians getting the day off work. The main focus is on Rome, where a grand military parade is attended by the Prime Minister and other dignitaries. But many Italians are content just to kick back with loved ones and raise a glass of wine. MORE FESTIVAL 7-10 June Venice Imagine a grandmother strutting into a disco, and you’ll get some idea of what the More Festival is all about. For four days, Venice’s ancient architecture takes on a new lease of life, with stunning modern art installations being projected onto the walls and DJs and…

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