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Italia magazine Feb'17

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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this month’s contributors

ROSALIND ORMISTON Art historian Rosalind Ormiston headed down to Puglia, a region famous for its sunny climes and wonderful coastline. Following her own Grand Tour itinerary, she was delighted to discover a wealth of cultural and artistic heritage that often gets overlooked in the rush to the beach. See what she found on page 22. FLEUR KINSON If the idea of a happy, active retirement in your own homeland has lost its appeal, how about taking a look at Italy? Fleur investigates for us, and reveals places right across the country that offer intrepid retirees a good quality of life at the right price. Discover a new world of possibilities on page 84. SARA SCARPA Who better to ask about love in Venice than local writer Sara, who knows the city like the back of…

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February always feels like a bit of a watershed month to me: the post-Christmas slump has been and gone in the dull days of January, the new year is well and truly bedded in, and putting the right year on our correspondence has become automatic. It’s a time to look forward to what spring has to offer, make plans for the summer, and enjoy the first excuse for a party since New Year: Valentine’s Day. I don’t follow the idea that it’s only for those ‘in love’ in the hearts and flowers/ true romance kind of way: it’s a time to celebrate enduring friendships and the special people in our lives, too. So, on point as ever, we bring you to the true ‘City of Love’, Venice, with its evocative canals…

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letters to italia!

PIZZA ETIQUETTE, CONT. In response to Pizza Etiquette (see: Liz in the Jan issue’s letters) – I’d like to share the example I’ve always followed. In the classic 1950s movie Houseboat, with Sophia Loren and Cary Grant, Loren’s character shows a young boy how to eat pizza: by folding the wedge slice in half, lengthways and eating from the point to the crust. If it is good enough for Sophia Loren, who has a pizza named after her, it is good enough for me! Libby, Perth, Western Australia That’s an excellent illustration, Libby! And it’s certainly how they eat pizza in Naples, where they always bake with a thin, pliable crust. But pizza elsewhere isn’t always like that, and the trick doesn’t always work! ITALIAN FOODIE FIX I love Italian food, which is why Italy…

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travelling gluten-free

I’ve been a subscriber to Italia! for about the last five years, and have been gluten-sensitive for the last eight. It would be wonderful to have someone do an article about travelling with food sensitivities in Italy. Having travelled there for several years before I was diagnosed, it wasn’t a problem, but I haven’t been back since because I have concerns about restaurants or groceries available outside of places like Milan or Rome. I’ve been to Zurich with no issues, but Italy has such a history of grains in their recipes that the adoption, at least as portrayed in your magazine, appears to be behind. Food recipes using gluten-free pasta would also be appreciated, as it is difficult to convert some of the recipes. Information on cooking schools in Italy that offer…

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readers’ photo competition!

THIS MONTH’S WINNER Diane Watson, Sheffield “This picture is of Lake Misurina from our hotel bedroom – breathtaking view of the light on the Sorapis mountain group.” Tayfun Atailer “This photo was taken in Venice during a gondola trip earlier this year, where I celebrated my 40th birthday with 15 friends, fully dressed up for the Venetian carnival, reliving the aristocratic atmosphere of 17th-century Venice. It was the first time I’ve dressed up for the carnival, but definitely won’t be the last time enjoying and discovering this wonderful city. For those who have not experienced dressing up during the carnival, I hope this picture becomes an inspiration!” Mike and Anna Hooper, Sydney, Australia “When visiting the Forte di Belvedere in Florence my wife and I came across a Jan Fabre sculpture exhibition (Spiritual Guards) on that…

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GLAD IT’S ALL OVER ‘Gladiators’ have once again been banned from the streets of Rome. Following a similar regulation that expired in November, Mayor Virginia Raggi has ordered actors portraying the historical characters to keep away after receiving complaints from tourists that they were being charged extortionate amounts for a photo opportunity – it’s been claimed that some actors are making up to €12,000 a month from the venture. Under the new law, which has been put in place until July – a fine of €400 will be issued to anyone found portraying a gladiator or centurion. Rickshaws have also been banned from the city centre. BRIDGING TIME Think dentures are a recent invention? Well, think again. Archaeologists in Tuscany have unearthed a set that are believed to be 400 years old. The…