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Italia magazine December 2017

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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Christmas issues are always a long time in the making; some features are commissioned up to a year in advance, so it’s always with anticipation and a fair measure of excitement that we send the issue to press. As you’d expect, there’s a festive line-up of features to choose from, including our annual Gift Guide crammed with gorgeous Italian products, from food and drink to home and fashion – if you’re looking for great ideas, we’ve got the inspiration. And if a Christmas market is on your radar for December, why not take a quick trip over to Italy? From Alta Badia in the Dolomites to Lake Garda and Rome, there are so many events to choose from to get you into a Christmassy frame of mind. The skiing season is upon…

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letters to italia!

PASTA MASTER I wanted to share my first experience of making fresh pasta. I was inspired by the pici recipe in issue 153 from Tim Siadatan’s Trullo book. It took me a while, but I was thrilled when even my fussy family said how good it tasted. MEASURE FOR MEASURE Italia! magazine is our very favourite for my daughter and me. She works in Manhattan and there she goes out of her way to find and purchase the magazine every month. She has a wonderful collection of them now that we love. We have travelled around the boot of Italy and Sicily many times: 15 for me and more for my daughter, so we are really converted to everything in your magazine. I am writing to ask if you would consider including US…

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readers’ photo competition!

SEE MORE OF YOUR PHOTOS ON OUR WEBSITE italytravelandlife.com Stephen Spencer North Scituate, Rhode Island, USA “Street scene from the streets around Piazza di Spagna. The little cafés and restaurants were full of activity just as the sun was setting on another beautiful day in Rome.” WIN! VILLA SANDI IL FRESCO PROSECCO & BOTTLE STOPPER* Peter Colligan, Waterlooville “During our stay in Sulmona, Abruzzo, we were amazed at the huge range of sugared almonds (confetti) available. I particularly liked the simplicity of these in the colours (tricolori) of the national flag.” Steve Craig, Centralia, Washington, USA “Taken while visiting the lovely island of Torcello, just north of Venice, and accessible by boat from Venice. A good respite from the crowds of Venice.” HOW TO SEND YOUR PHOTOS Please email high-resolution (300dpi) jpegs of your photos of Italy…

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this month december 2017

HOLY BONES An excavator made a surprising discovery during restoration work on a church in Rome this summer. Upon lifting a marble slab near the medieval altar at the Church of Santa Maria in the Trastevere district, he came across two Roman-era pots – and inscriptions on the lids suggested that they contained the remains of St Peter, regarded as the first Pope, along with those of Popes Cornelius, Callixtus and Felix. It had long been suspected that the bones might be in the church – there are records in the buildings – but until the workman’s discovery they had never been found. They have now been sent to the Vatican for analysis to determine if they are indeed the remains of St Peter. The church deacon, Massimiliano Floridi, told the…

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events in december 2017

HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS IN CONCERT 1-3 December Rome What better way to kick off the festive period than with a Harry Potter movie? But this event at Rome’s Auditorium della Conciliazione won’t be just any old screening: no, the second story in JK Rowling’s all-conquering wizard series will be dramatically enhanced by a live orchestra, who’ll tromp their way through John Williams’ epic soundtrack as the spells and sorcery of the film are projected onto a huge 40-foot screen in front of you. It’ll seem like magic… www.viagogo.co.uk MARCHÉ VERT NOËL CHRISTMAS MARKET 25 November – 7 January Aosta We didn’t have room to list all the Christmas markets that’ll be taking place across the country this month, so we’ve selected one of our favourites. An illuminated Roman theatre provides the awe-inspiring backdrop…

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gazzetta italia!

La famiglia reale Il recente annuncio che il Duca e la Duchessa di Cambridge aspettano il terzo figlio è stato accolto positivamente in Italia, dove da tempo si nutre un affetto particolare per la famiglia reale britannica. Da dove nasce questa ammirazione del pubblico italiano verso i reali? La cosa stupisce un poco se si considera che l’Italia è una repubblica con un presidente eletto, sin da quando i cittadini italiani hanno votato per l’abolizione della monarchia in un referendum dopo la seconda guerra mondiale, mandando in esilio il re Umberto II e la famiglia Savoia. I primi segni dello stretto legame esistente tra gli italiani e i Windsor erano già in evidenza all’epoca della prima visita della regina Elisabetta II in Italia nel maggio del 1961, otto anni dopo la sua…