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Italia magazine November 2019

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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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Do you ever find yourself wishing you could just get away from it all? Here’s the answer: dive into this new issue packed with travel inspiration and let’s get started! We begin on the heel of Italy this month, where a return visit to Puglia is both a trip down memory lane and a voyage of discovery, exploring places like Ostuni, Locorotondo, Lecce and, of course, Alberobello. Venice after dark is our next adventure, when a night walk through the city reveals the ghostly secrets of days gone by. Hop on the Italian ‘Trans-Siberian Express’ for a journey through Abruzzo and Molise, and in this month of remembrance we pay tribute with the story of Monte Cassino, one of the Second World War’s most tragic battles. Enjoy a taste of Cinque Terre…

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this month’s contributors

SARA SCARPA is a native Venetian who grew up hearing the city’s dark tales and folklore, so she is well-placed to take us on a ghost walk around the city’s quiet calle. As night falls and the mists roll in, even familiar places start to look strangely altered… Turn to page 34 to step into the shadows and discover the dark side of La Serenissima. FLEUR KINSON takes a look at the prosperous northeastern region of Veneto this month. Famous worldwide of course for Venice, the jewel in its crown, the wider region is home to more characterful towns and cities – not to mention areas of rural peace and beauty. Turn to page 84 for Fleur’s assessment of the property market today. JOE GARTMAN brings us another generous helping of Italian…

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five foodie reasons to visit rome

1 One of the best ways to start the day in Rome, as it is in the rest of Italy, is to head along to a vibrant caffè to enjoy a quick espresso standing at the bar with the locals discussing the latest news. You’ll find no end of establishments to choose from, but two of the most renowned are Caffè Sant’Eustachio at Piazza Sant’Eustachio 82, where the speciality is gran caffè – a thick, sweetened espresso – and Bar Tazza D’Oro at Via Degli Orfani 84, which is most famous for its ice-cold granita di caffè. 2 For an insight into Roman life, make your way to Campo de’ Fiori, the city’s main market. Get here early, as stalls clear away around midday, to discover all types of fruit, vegetables,…

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this month news & views

A bridge too far? An Italian court has fined the architect responsible for a Venetian bridge that has been beset by problems since it was built. The Ponte della Costituzione (Constitution Bridge), which spans the Grand Canal, was unveiled in 2008 but has seen controversy from the very start. Made of glass and steel, it has been criticised for being slippery and numerous people have suffered falls while walking over it, especially during wet weather. In addition, the structure was created with no disabled access (a lift was later installed), and now some of the glass stairs, which should have lasted 20 years, need replacing. Santiago Calatrava, the renowned Spanish architect behind the project, has been ordered to pay a fine of €78,000 to the city of Venice for alleged design errors and…

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you tell us…

So many iconic Italian motors! We asked our Facebook fans for their favourite vehicles from Italy – and here’s what they said… • You’re gonna think I’m weird but I love a Piaggio Ape. Gilly Erica • Fiat Panda 4x4. Forget Ferrari etc – these little beasts just go forever and are symbolic of Italian country life! Carl Hunt • Had a ‘93 UNO diesel when we first started to renovate our place in 2003 – did the trip to and from UK six times before we officially retired it at 153k miles. Now it’s used as a mobile workshop around our land. Branches on the roof, crates of cherries/almonds/olives/grapes in the back. No brakes and it leaks a bit of oil but it’s still going! Indestructible! Chris Walker Send us a letter using the address on…

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going up, going down…

GOING UP • Milan’s public transport company, ATM Milano, has announced that it plans for all its buses to be electric by 2030. The company has spent €192 million on 250 electric buses, with the first 40 buses being delivered in June next year. The plan aims to increase the comfort of passengers and, of course, to cut down on emissions in this notoriously polluted city. • Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano has become the first person to DJ from space, playing a set from the International Space Station as part of BigCityBeats World Club Dome (WCD) cruise edition. His set was broadcast via satellite to more than 3,000 clubbers on board a cruise ship just off the coast of Ibiza. GOING DOWN • Another month, another tale of Italian cities cracking down on tourist…