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Italia magazine July 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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12 Numéros


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Relax and take your time to discover Modena’s many charms on page 28I recently spent some time on a cookery course in the company of chefs whose passion was for Italian food – every day they were showing us, the eager students, the best way to cook polenta, prepare cuttlefish, make pasta and fry courgette flowers. I was absolutely bowled over by their enthusiasm for the food they were producing, the way they celebrated the fresh, local ingredients and their respect for the Italian traditions behind each dish. More of that next month, but it made me think about how we put Italia! together, and our hope for you to be bowled over by our enthusiasm for Italy and Italian culture, and be just as inspired to seek your own…

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this month’s contributors

Join us on FACEBOOK, search for Italia! magazineFollow us on TWITTER at @ItaliaMagFind us on INSTAGRAM at @italia_magazineJOE GARTMANOnce again, Joe Gartman has unearthed a fascinating nugget of Italian history for us to enjoy. This month, he tells the tale of the 5th-century AD Princess Brides. From arranged marriages to infidelity, the ripples from their eventful lives precipitated the founding of Venice. Find out more on page 39.FLEUR KINSONLiving by the water has an enduring appeal, and Italy is blessed with a generous number of stunning lakes, large and small, all over the country. Fleur Kinson casts her expert eye over the property prospects for lakeside living, and reveals the most favourable spots to start your search. Turn to page 82 for more.LORENZA BACINOAfter much dedicated research and with the…

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letters to italia!

NEW!Every issue our Letter of a 12-month subscription to Italia! the Month winsLETTER OF THE MONTH JULY 2017BUMPER ISSUEI always try to judge where the cover photo has been taken for Italia! as I have stayed in many parts of Italy. I immediately recognised the città morta of Bagnoregio in the March edition.Up on its pedestal, it is subject to landslips; so many houses have disappeared into the land below. My husband and I saw this in 2003 when we walked up the hair-raising pedestrian bridge, the only entrance to the town.We used the local buses from Orvieto, where we were staying. That is also a town upon a hill, but much more stable! Caves in the hill can still be seen where the Etruscans stored their wine, but wisely…

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readers’ photo competition!

THIS MONTH’S WINNERStephen Fyfe, Giffnock“Appreciating the calm just after dawn, or maybe just hoping for an easy meal, was this Tuscan farm cat, who was very cautious about the stranger walking the country lanes, or strade bianche, who stopped to say hello. The early morning light helped the camera pick up an intensity in the walls and there wasjust enough time for the cat to pose for a couple of photos before deciding he really had better things to do.”SEE MORE OF YOUR PHOTOS ON OUR WEBSITE italytravelandlife.comITALIA! baby travel and lifeWIN!VILLA SANDI IL FRESCO PROSECCO & BOTTLE STOPPER*Jerry M Judin, Manalapan, New Jersey “Gondolas waiting for customers in Venice.”Mark Inman, Cheadle Hulme “My photograph of Matera.”Ralph Watson, Center Harbor, New Hampshire “Papier-mâché float at the carnival parade in Putignano.”Kevin…

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this month july 2017

The fishing village of TellaroPetrarch’s tomb at Arquà PetrarcaThe restored village of Canale di TennoArquà Petrarca, the last home of the poet PetrarchTHE MOST BEAUTIFUL VILLAGES OF ITALYItaly is blessed with some of the most beautiful cities in the world. The trouble is, they’re so enticing that many tourists never get to experience the lesser-known parts of the country. To help remedy that situation, every year the culture organisation ‘I Borghi più belli d’Italia’ names its 20 most beautiful Italian villages in an attempt to promote the country’s wider heritage. And this year, there are some real gems. There’s Arquà Petrarca, a medieval settlement in Veneto where the poet Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch) chose to spend the last years of his life. Canale di Tenno, in Trentino Alto Adige, was abandoned…

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italia!’s top picks

DISCOVER CALABRIAMichelle Fabio’s snappy e-guide is crammed with essential info and tips, £4.02, www.amazon.co.ukFISHY ON A DISHYThis Italian ceramic platter is the perfect picnic accessory, £52, www.creativando.nuCOOL COALOn-trend charcoal dough topped with summer flavours, £4.79, www.waitrose.comGOOD SNOOZEThis featherlight alpaca shawl doubles as a travel pillow, £105, www.annabeljames.co.ukTAG YOUR BAGStand out from the crowd on your travels with this chic luggage label, £28, www.anthropologie.comHOT POTTuscan terracotta-inspired engraved planter for your summer blooms, £40, www.letterfest.co.ukAMALFION A PLATEFor al fresco eats, colourful AmalfiMelamine Tableware from £3.49, www.lakeland.co.ukRUSTIC CHICThis Tuscan Sunflowers linocut print is £40 from Hedge & Hog, www.notonthehighstreet.com/ hedgeandhogDRESS FOR DINNERFor salads and more, how about this Italian Glass Drizzler Bundle, £13.99, www.lakeland.co.ukHEART DECOWe love these Italian hand-painted ceramics, around £52, www.creativando.nuUNDER WRAPSHazelnut, pistachio, coffee, chilli and dark gianduiotti chocs, £15.95, www.carluccios.com…