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Italia magazine

Italia magazine September 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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After the summer we’ve had in the UK I’m sure many of you have been planning escapes to Italy – just to get away from the hot weather! One alternative destination, far from the tourist-thronged cities and sweltering beaches, is the Dolomite mountains, a popular summer retreat for many Italians. In this issue we’ll show you how walking takes precedence over the winter activities we usually associate with this beautiful region. We also visit the secret green spaces of Italy’s cities, perfect oases if you are taking a summer city break. And we visit Matera, a city once known as ‘the shame of Italy’ but now set to become the European Capital of Culture, while Joe Gartman introduces us to Sorrento’s most famous son. In our food section, we welcome back Frankie…

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this month’s contributors

SARA SCARPA hails from Venice and has contributed several feeatures for us on her home city as well on other places in the northeast of Italy. This month, however, our intrepid adventurer flies south to see mystical Matera, a place that she, like many Italians, has always been conscious of but has never, until now, actually visited. FLEUR KINSON reports for us on the current housing market in Tuscany, for many of us the first place we think of when we are dreaming of a home in Italy. It isn’t a cheap region to buy in, but the experts believe that it’s not going to get any cheaper, and its appeal – and rental prospects – are never going to fade. RACHAEL MARTIN moved to Italy twenty years ago and this month…

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this month readers’ photos

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!* 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…

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five reasons to visit italy’s thermal springs

1 Ischia lies in one of Italy’s most volcanic regions – the Bay of Naples, Campania. The hot waters here have been used for treatment since the 8th century BC. Countless spas and springs now dot the island, soothing arthritis and rheumatism, as well as providing luxurious pampering sites. Some two and a half million tourists visit the island and its spas every year and different types of spa waters are available, including red, yellow and green thermal water. Enjoy mud, cave and inhalation therapies, among many others. 2 Abano Terme near Padua, in the volcanic Euganean Hills of Veneto, are full of thermal spas and mud therapy opportunities. This resort welcomes up to two million visitors a year to enjoy its hot springs. 3 Salsomaggiore Terme is near Parma, in the…

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this month news & views

Meet the Masters: Mantegna and Bellini Discover two artists and brothers-in-law who changed the course of Western European art in this new exhibition at London’s National Portrait Gallery. ‘Mantegna and Bellini’ tells a story of art, family, rivalry, and personality. Andrea Mantegna’s brilliant compositional innovation and Giovanni Bellini’s atmospheric, natural landscapes were groundbreaking – no one had seen anything like it before. Following their respective careers in Padua and Venice, and Mantegna’s fame as court painter to the powerful Gonzaga family in nearby Mantua, ‘Mantegna and Bellini’ is the first ever exhibition to explore the creative links between these artists. From the 1st of October 2018 to the 27th of January 2019 in the Sainsbury Wing. Advance booking recommended. www.nationalgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/mantegna-and-bellini A rare acquisition A recently discovered, rare self-portrait by the most celebrated female…

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you tell us…

We asked our Facebook friends “What’s your favourite Italian drink and the perfect place to drink it?” • Had a wonderful Negroni in Piazza Ferrero in Alba recently. I could seriously get used to that. Rosy Jones • A glass of prosecco in Campo de’ Fiori, Roma. Watching the world go by. Julie Adams • Aperol Spritz in Bellagio on the edge of Lake Como. Carolyn Branham • Vin Santo for dessert, dipping biscotti while sitting under the pergola on the terrace during a summer evening. Janie Hummel • Pinot Grigio in Friuli! Lydia Della Rossa Delmore And finally… • Cappuccino… anywhere in Italy Tamara Skoric Send us a letter using the address on page 6 Join us on Facebook, search for Italia! magazine Find us on Twitter at @ItaliaMag Find us on Instagram at @italia_magazine…