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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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You want to get off the beaten track and discover parts of Italy that are less well known than the familiar tourist sites. We know this because you’ve told us. We’ve had many letters and emails asking for the ‘secret Italy’ that can be found when one looks further afield than Rome, Venice, Tuscany and so on. And so, in this issue we present you with 48 Hours in Triora, a small town in Liguria noted for its serenity and beauty, and for its relative lack of tourists. Turn to page 36 to find out how Jane Keightley got on. As you’ll have noticed on this month’s cover, we’ve got something of a foodie feel going on – quite timely, given that we’re in the middle of the festival season, we…

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this month’s contributors

JON PALMER is the backbone of the Italia! production process, but he’s also a true Italophile and has travelled extensively throughout the country. He’s recently come back from a trip to the Po Delta, beginning his excursion in the city of Mantua, recently appointed 2016 Italian City of Culture. Join him on page 44. FLEUR KINSON returns to familiar territory in this issue of Italia!, examining the property market in the ever-popular Le Marche region. Whereas other regions throughout the peninsula have suffered during the Eurozone crisis, Le Marche has remained robust, offering mountains, plains and its famed coastline. Turn to page 22. JANE KEIGHTLEY is a seasoned travel journalist and specialises in all things Italian. So she was the obvious choice when we asked her to find somewhere a little more…

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readers’ photo competition!

THIS MONTH’S WINNER Peter Colligan, Waterlooville, Hampshire “During our stay in Assisi we took an early morning stroll up to the Rocca Maggiore and were rewarded with this atmospheric view of the town and the sweep of the Vale of Spoleto below.” David Brand, Hamilton, Scotland “Please find photos from our recent holiday in Reggio di Calabria. At the waterfall at San Nicola we experienced a fantastic atmosphere and stunning images with only a small number of tourists mixed with many local Italians, swimming, sunbathing and having a barbecue.” Sue Perry,Victoria, Australia “On our last visit to Lucca we spent many hours riding around the ‘Mura’ (walls) and saw this little dog making itself at home in his owner’s bicycle basket!” Mark Rea, Brighton “View of Ischia Porto, Ischia.” Ekaterina Virshits, Minsk, Belarus “Hi! My favourite photo of Italy!…

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ZOLA’S BUDDING GELATO VENTURE Not content with exporting Italian football to England, Gianfranco Zola has exported Italian ice cream there, too. The diminutive former Chelsea midfielder has opened a new café called UNICO in Bromley, south London, with the intention of serving up frozen goodness from the gelato capital, Bologna. “We were fed up with travelling to Bologna every time to have a proper ice cream,” he said. “It’s cheaper to come here. I’m a real ice cream lover and that’s the main reason I’m here.” UNICO will also sell a range of cakes and coffee from around the world – but mainly from Italy, of course. GORE VIDAL’S PARTY MANSION FOR SALE An Italian mansion that once belonged to Gore Vidal has gone up for sale. The clifftop residence, which overlooks the…

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this month january 2016

VIVA LA TREV-OLUTION! It’s one of Rome’s most stunning tourist attractions, and was the setting for a famous scene in the film La Dolce Vita, where Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg took a midnight swim in their evening clothes. But for the past 16 months, the Trevi Fountain has been off-limits, undergoing restoration work. Now, it’s reopened and is looking back to its best. The €2million work was sponsored by Italian fashion house Fendi, and creative director Silvia Venturini Fendi said at the reopening, “It’s very emotional, especially for us Romans.” The Trevi Fountain was built in 1762 under the guidance of architect Niccolo Pannini, and features a marble sculpture of the water god Oceanus. Thousands of tourists visit the site and follow the tradition of throwing a coin over their…

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HANDS OFF OUR HAM! And here’s our most random story of the month. It’s been revealed that the most frequently stolen items in East Lancashire are knickers, wine… and Italian ham. The report was released by security firm Checkpoint Systems as a way of encouraging retailers to be vigilant in the run-up to Christmas. The theft of lingerie and alcohol is perhaps not so difficult to comprehend, but somewhat more surprising is that shoplifters are targeting the deli counter. Said the report, “Interestingly, one major UK retailer is security tagging prosciutto ham in an effort to reduce shrinkage of one of its most popular festive food lines over the key winter sales period.” LOST AND FOUND… THEN LOST AGAIN A Spanish doctor who went missing 20 years ago has been found living in…