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Italia magazine June 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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Anthem Publishing
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this month’s contributors

JOE GARTMAN Joe Gartman is on fine form this month, with the story of Count Giovanni Querini Stampalia, a 19th-century Venetian noble who bequeathed his considerable fortune to establish one of the most important public libraries in the city, a breathtaking archive of Venetian art and heritage. Find out more on page 53. FLEUR KINSON With an illustrious past, the Italian Riviera of Liguria has long been a magnet for foreign travellers. This month, Fleur Kinson takes a look at the property prospects along this elegant coastline and assesses the even more promising opportunities in Liguria’s attractive hinterland. Turn to page 82for more. RACHAEL MARTIN Making her début in Italia! magazine this month, Rachael Martin is an English writer living just north of Milan. Having arrived in Italy in the 1990s and made it her…

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welcome!

“Not all those who wander are lost,” said JRR Tolkein. Now, I don’t know whether Tolkein ever visited Venice but there is no better place to take his advice to heart. I got lost there last week – and I mean really lost. We were navigating our way to the Palazzo Mocenigo near the Grand Canal, from the Damien Hirst exhibition at Punta della Dogana, opposite the Giudecca. Somehow, the map and our sense of direction weren’t quite in sync, but thanks to some advice from the local tabacchi we got on our way again – after a fashion. So we gave ourselves up to the zig-zag rhythm of bridges and canals, unexpectedly opening out into a broader space; a sunny square where locals chatted, school children played, and tiny…

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letters to italia!

CIVITA DI BAGNOREGIO Dear friends at Italia!, My eyes jumped when I saw the cover of your March issue. Civita di Bagnoregio is a home away from home for me. In 2014 I was awarded a fellowship by the Civita Institute to compose and draw a story about an imaginary five-year-old who lives in Civita. The woman, Astra Zarina, who started the Architecture in Rome programme for the University of Washington, started her programme in Civita. Her husband Tony still lives there. Astra died a few years ago. The Institute has taken over the apartments in Civita and offers three fellowships each year to Northwest artists. This last fall was my third year in Civita. I stayed at L’Incanto di Civita, a beautiful apartment with a garden terrace, where my submitted photo was…

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cook italia!

NEW! Letter of the Month wins a 12-month subscription to Italia! every issue Dear Italia!, Here are a couple of photos of Diana Henry’s crostata di albicocche e amaretti as featured in the April issue. I made this for a dinner party over the Easter break. It was divine, a taste of sunshine on the cold Bank Holiday. I was unable to buy fresh apricots, so used tinned and omitted the sugar. The recipe says it serves 8-10. However, four of us demolished three-quarters of it, it was so good! I will definitely be making this again. Keep up the good recipes, We have been working hard to make the new Eat Italia! section of the magazine what it is, so we really appreciate feedback like this. And it is great to know that readers…

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readers’ photo competition!

THIS MONTH’S WINNER Reg Murray “I celebrated a recent birthday by taking my daughter and her husband to Rome for a long weekend. I took the photo in the church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva, where the woman’s prayers seemed to be answered with the shaft of light illuminating her. I think it looks more dramatic in black and white.” Vanessa Abbe, St Louis Park, Minnesota, USA “The picture was taken in Assisi at sunset shortly before it began to rain. I just love the golden light across the valley!” Shirley Tagg “On our daughter’s first visit to Italy she fell in love with Sorrento and gelato! And she was treated to a rendition of O Sole Mio by an amazing street violinist. Heaven!” Ian Savage, Farnborough “This was snapped on a day trip to Burano, after…

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this month june 2017

THE SPRING IN YOUR STEP Life expectancy in Italy is currently just short of 83 years – four years longer than it is in America If you’re wondering why you had that spring in your step when you set out to buy your copy of Italia! this morning, we may have the answer – Italy has just been named the healthiest country in the world. In Bloomberg’s recently published Global Health Index – an annual report where 163 countries are analysed across a number of different criteria, such as risk of illness and water quality – Italy scored 93.11, elevating it to the top spot ahead of Iceland, Switzerland, Singapore and Australia. The high score was based on a combination of factors, including the Mediterranean diet – which is packed with fruit…

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