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Italia magazine November 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!

Discover a quieter side to Venice away from the tourist hotspots in Castello. Turn to page 40.We’re holding onto those sunny days of summer as long as we can here at Italia!, and while we can’t deny that the nights are drawing in fast now, the sunny skies in our travel features this month are giving us a welcome top-up of Vitamin D.When it comes to planning a holiday, so much of the enjoyment comes in the anticipation, which is why we have packed the issue with plenty of inspiration for your next trip to Italy, whether you’re going this year or next. We were intrigued to find out about the papier-mâché (cartapesta) tradition of Salento on our visit to Lecce, the ‘Florence of the South’. Lake Como is breathtaking…

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this month’s contributors

SARA SCARPA travels to Puglia this month to spend a weekend in Salento, the slender heel of Italy’s boot. It’s a timeless place to visit in any season, with a rich heritage, great food and an endless coastline. Follow her as she goes from the golden city of Lecce to the quieter towns, villages and bays of this sunny southern region. Turn to page 20.FLEUR KINSON turns her attention to Abruzzo, an unfairly overlooked region of Italy, to assess the property prospects for buyers and investors. She is happy to report that the region is very much on the up; the quality of life is good and house buying opportunities abound. Find out more about this beautiful place on page 80.(*UK DD orders only)JAMIE OLIVER has had a long-abiding passion…

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this month readers’ photos

Susan Perry, Lucca, Italy“We have finally moved from Australia to live in Lucca, and after five months have accumulated many photos taken by me around this amazing part of Italy. We recently attended an “under the stars” performance of the famous Puccini opera Madama Butterfly at the Gran Teatro on the shores of Torre del Lago. We took a small boat across the lake to the Teatro as the sun was setting and this was the magical vista as we motored slowly along.”Fiona Collingwood, Shelton Lock, Derby “The River Arno in Pisa on a lovely October morning. It was 23 degrees and the light was wonderful on the water.”Joseph York, Northampton “A floodlit Piazza Maggiore in the centre of Bologna was a sight for sore eyes after seeing an enthralling…

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five reasons to visit italy’s lakes

1 Lake Maggiore is one of Italy’s beloved northern lakes. The Borromeo family has dominated three islands on the lake since the 16th and 17th centuries: Bella, Madre and Pescatori. On Bella wander the sumptuous palace and pyramid of terraced gardens; on Madre explore the lush, exotic gardens around the family’s summer villa; and on Pescatori enjoy a plate of fried lake fish on the shore of this working fisherman’s island. Back on land, the cobbled streets and squares of Stresa hold their charm from the days of the Grand Tour.2 One of Italy’s largest lakes, Garda boasts a winning combination of stunning scenery, great swimming and watersports, pretty towns and several islands, such as Isola dei Conigli (‘Island of the Rabbits’).(Image © Jane Keightley)3 Tucked away to the west…

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this month news & views

Florence’s Via della NinnaFlorence bans street eatingAny plans to head to Florence soon? Remember to note the city’s new laws on eating in the street before you start chomping your panino on the pavement. The new ruling came into force in September and means anyone caught eating on certain city centre streets could face fines of up to €500. The ban is part of an effort to reduce both litter and congestion in the narrow – and often crowded – streets of the city, where tourists who gather around local food outlets make access all the more difficult. The four streets that are covered by the ban are Via de’ Neri, Piazzale degli Uffizi, Piazza del Grano and Via della Ninna, where restrictions will apply across peak eating times of…

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you tell us…

The blue waters of SardiniaWe asked our Facebook followers their thoughts on the best place in Italy to spend a honeymoon. Here’s what they said:• Rome, without doubt! I’ve been all over Italy but nothing comes close to the atmosphere.Jayne Butler• Our honeymoon was in Taormina. It really was beautiful. I also think that a cosy trullo in Puglia or a cave hotel in Matera could be great for a honeymoon.Carl Hunt• Stay in Florence with day trips to wine/castle tours in Tuscany, Venice and St Mark’s Square, and Cinque Terre. So romantic…David L Bowman• Beautiful Bellagio. If you could just supply me with a husband then that’d do nicely!Helen Mack• On a gorgeous beach with sparkling blue water on the island of Sardegna!Marie PowellSend us a letter using the…

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