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Italia magazine October 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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welcome!

As you know, we plan Italia! far in advance, and while we were in the process for this issue, autumn seemed a long way off. Almost overnight though, the torrid summer days have flipped over into chillier mornings, shorter days, and, with dew on the grass, this most mellow of seasons doesn’t seem so distant after all. Whether you’re planning an imminent adventure or settling down for some armchair travel, we’ve plenty of travel inspiration this month. Come with us on a weekend in Milan, exploring the familiar and the unexpected, and on a visit to Franciacorta near Lake Iseo, where vineyards are producing champagne-method wines to rival the very best. We take an in-depth look at life in Le Marche, a captivating region of central Italy that really is rather…

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this month’s contributors

JOE GARTMAN is on his travels again, this time to Rome where he uncovers a dark chapter of history from the Second World War. Alongside ancient catacombs where half a million early Christians, sixteen popes, and dozens of early martyrs were buried, there is a cave that is now a monument to more recently fallen Italian souls. Turn to page 43. FLEUR KINSON casts her expert eye over the central region of Le Marche. Just over the other side of the Apennines from Tuscany, you’ll find a relatively unspoilt place of mountains and sea and a good quality of life. It’s a great place to visit and to invest in, with the property market in good shape. Find out more on page 82. GENNARO CONTALDO has been sharing his passion for Italian…

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stay connected!

Keep in touch all month long with Italia! magazine – updates, news, features, recipes and much more from your favourite magazine online JOIN THE CONVERSATION ONLINE Visit our website for Italian holiday inspiration, delicious food and wine features and to discover new properties for sale throughout Italy Join us on Facebook, search for Italia! magazine Find us on Instagram at @italia_magazine Follow us on Twitter at @ItaliaMag For everyone who loves Italy italytravelandlife.com Don’t forget, you can write to us at Italia! magazine, Anthem Publishing, Suite 6, Piccadilly House, London Road, Bath BA1 6PL or email italia@anthem-publishing.com…

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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!* THIS MONTH’S WINNER Diane Watson, North Anston “The Walk of the Gods along the AmalfiCoast looking towards Positano – which has to be one of the most beautiful walks in Europe.” Peter Colligan, Waterlooville “We recently visited the picturesque village of Civita di Bagnoregio, known as la città che muore (the town that is dying) due to erosion of the rock beneath it. Situated on an isolated rocky outcrop, the only access is on foot across a bridge from the town of Bagnoregio.” Pete Clark, Kingswood “Igor Mitoraj’s Fallen Angel sculpture, located in Pisa’s Piazza dei Miracoli, looks stunning in the late December light.” Jane Lomas, Bicknacre “Ponte Vecchio, where lovers dawdle and…

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five of the best… tuscan gardens

www.tuscansecrets.com 1 Villa Reale, Lucca Once home to Napoleon’s sister Elisa. It has several different gardens including camellias, which flower during February and March, as well as a Spanish garden, and a lemon garden where John Singer Sargent painted a number of his splendid watercolours. The gardens are also home to an amazing theatre that was created in 1690 using yew hedges. The theatre was used extensively during the 1800s. 2 Giardino dell’Iris, Florence The views from Piazzale Michelangelo, high on a hill on the River Arno south bank, are a delight during late April to late May, when you get free entry from the Piazzale into the Giardino dell’Iris. The iris has been a symbol of Florence since the 13th century, and you’ll see thousands of varieties in bloom here, some of which…

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this month news & views

Gardeners head to Lake Como Orticolario is an international horticultural show in a dreamy setting in Cernobbio on the shores of Lake Como. Set in the grounds of Villa Erba – a magnificent 19th-century mansion which was once the home of director Luchino Visconti – this annual event is a sensory celebration of colours and scents, with floral installations and exhibitions, artisan food and crafts, set against the inspiring backdrop of its lakeside setting. Now in its 10th year, the theme is the sage plant (salvia), of which there are nearly 1,000 species and varieties worldwide. Guest of honour will be Roy Lancaster, Vice President of the RHS, plant discoverer, writer and journalist, who will receive the Per un Giardinaggio Evoluto 2018 award. Orticolario is at Villa Erba, Cernobbio, Lake Como…

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