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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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A snapshot of yesteryear: Chianina cows at market in Cortona. Read more on page 24 (This image © Duilio Peruzzi Cover image © iStock)(*UK DD orders only)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…

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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

TRAVEL MEMORIESShare and store images with SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive USB Type-C, 32GB, £14.99, www.amazon.co.ukDRIVE TIMEIconic Zanotta 220 Mezzadro tractor seat, £599, www.nest.co.ukINTO THE BLUECapri navy wicker armchair, perfect for the patio, £199, www.marksandspencer.comPASTA PARTYPark Wildlife pasta bowls, in fi ne bone china from Cath Kidston, £9 each, www.cathkidston.co.ukAMALFI FLAMENatural wax Acqua Viva fragranced candle, £24, www.maxbenjamin.euUNDER THE SEAGluten-free and delicious seaweed tagliatelle, try it with pesto, £5.88, www.souschef.co.ukGO NUTS100% organic hazelnuts from producer Altalanga in Piedmont, £7.50, www.theredbeetle.com ■…

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readers’ photo competition!

Gina O’Neill, Blairgowrie, Perthshire“This photo was taken whilst we were staying in Ercolano, visiting Pompeii, Vesuvius and Herculaneum. My husband and I got up at dawn and there was a beautiful sunrise which made Vesuvius look very dramatic overlooking Ercolano and Herculaneum.”Michael DiCarlo, Boston, Massachusetts, USA“This is Castro Marina on a Friday afternoon in early June 2017 while my wife and I were having lunch at the Hotel La Roccia. The centro storico is on top of the hill overlooking the sea.”David Ellisor, Durango, Colorado, USA“I was strolling the beach with my wife and happened to see this ‘wild man’ on the pier moving to the beat and sound of the surf and leading hundreds of enthusiastic beach people of all ages. It was inspiring to enjoy this special event…

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this month   june 2018

LIFE OF A LOVERThe 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

The Festa della Repubblica celebrates the abolition of the Italian monarchyFESTA DELLA REPUBBLICA2 JuneNationwideIn 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 FESTIVAL7-10 JuneVeniceImagine 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…