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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.

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I 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 experiences in this special country as we were to cook up all…

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this month’s contributors

Join us on FACEBOOK, search for Italia! magazine Follow us on TWITTER at @ItaliaMag Find us on INSTAGRAM at @italia_magazine JOE GARTMAN Once 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 KINSON Living 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 BACINO After 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 wins LETTER OF THE MONTH JULY 2017 BUMPER ISSUE I 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 WINNER Stephen 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.com ITALIA! baby travel and life WIN! VILLA SANDI IL FRESCO PROSECCO & BOTTLE STOPPER* Kevin Gray, Fakenham “Taken just after a delicious lunch overlooking the stunning cathedral while visiting the beautiful town of Orvieto.” Edward Shepherd, Twickenham “I had a wonderful day exploring the Etruscan sites in central Italy.…

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this month july 2017

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VILLAGES OF ITALY Italy 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 after the Second World War before being reinvented as an artists’ commune in the 1960s. But the best story of the lot…

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italia!’s top picks

DISCOVER CALABRIA Michelle Fabio’s snappy e-guide is crammed with essential info and tips, £4.02, www.amazon.co.uk FISHY ON A DISHY This Italian ceramic platter is the perfect picnic accessory, £52, www.creativando.nu COOL COAL On-trend charcoal dough topped with summer flavours, £4.79, www.waitrose.com GOOD SNOOZE This featherlight alpaca shawl doubles as a travel pillow, £105, www.annabeljames.co.uk TAG YOUR BAG Stand out from the crowd on your travels with this chic luggage label, £28, www.anthropologie.com HOT POT Tuscan terracotta-inspired engraved planter for your summer blooms, £40, www.letterfest.co.uk AMALFION A PLATE For al fresco eats, colourful AmalfiMelamine Tableware from £3.49, www.lakeland.co.uk RUSTIC CHIC This Tuscan Sunflowers linocut print is £40 from Hedge & Hog, www.notonthehighstreet.com/ hedgeandhog DRESS FOR DINNER For salads and more, how about this Italian Glass Drizzler Bundle, £13.99, www.lakeland.co.uk HEART DECO We love these Italian hand-painted ceramics, around £52, www.creativando.nu UNDER WRAPS Hazelnut, pistachio, coffee, chilli and dark gianduiotti chocs, £15.95, www.carluccios.com…