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Italia magazine Mar'16

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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5,05 $(TVA Incluse)
28,11 $(TVA Incluse)
12 Numéros


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Enjoy your food and your wine? Then we’ve got plenty in store for you in this issue of Italia!. For, as well as presenting a total of 15 sensational recipes (including six that introduce the concept of umami – tastes that defy convention), and reviewing seven bottles of Gavi wines from Piedmont, we also bring you a guide to the wines of the country and (drum roll, please!) we publish the first ever Italia! Taste Awards. We’ve chosen the very best of the best from a range of categories covering everything from balsamic vinegar to wines red and white, and even pizza. Want to know which were our top picks? Turn to page 44. If you have ever been to the coastal town of Cefalù in Sicily then you’ll know just…

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this month’s contributors

SARA SCARPA is a life-long resident of Venice and one of the best-placed journalists to write about the city. In this issue she recounts her experiences of last year’s famous Venice Regatta, probably the most colourful series of boat races in the world. Want to attend this year’s Regatta in September? Now’s the time to book! FLEUR KINSON is our go-to property expert when it comes to buying in Italy. In this issue she asks the question: do you really have to buy outright? She explores the alternative option of fractional ownership, which offers high-ticket luxury at a comparatively low price. If you’d like your special place in Italy, turn to page 22. CHRIS ALLSOP returns to Florence for us in this issue to explore the newly-opened and expanded Museo dell’Opera del…

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readers’ photo competition!

THIS MONTH’S WINNER Stephen Spencer, Rhode Island, USA “Early morning traffic on the Grand Canal in Venice. Rialto Bridge area.” Peter Colligan, Waterlooville, Hampshire “This was taken on our first visit to Lake Garda. We stayed in the beautiful lakeside town of Limone and this was the wonderful view that greeted us on arrival.” Linda Tottem, Harrow, Middlesex “I was wandering around Venice waiting for my partner to finish the Venice marathon when I saw this brightly coloured football shirt stall that I thought would make a nice photo. Just as I snapped, these three young boys walked into the shot and brought the photo to life.” Mike Fraser (RSPB), Galashiels, Scottish Borders “A house sparrow skips the food and heads straight for the wine, outside a café in Rome.” Mike Fraser (RSPB), Galashiels, Scottish Borders “What was meant to…

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POPE JUDE! Jude Law swapped the paparazzi for a papal gown recently, as he filmed scenes for a new eight-part TV series in Venice. The English heartthrob was in St Mark’s Square shooting The Young Pope, in which he plays a fictional pontiff called Pope Pius XIII. But, while he certainly looked the part in his elegant white drapes, he ruined the effect somewhat by donning a padded jacket over the top of the costume between takes. We’ll forgive him, though, as he was soon back to his sartorial best for a water-taxi tour of the city with the rest of the crew – donning an ultra-stylish black jumper and single-breasted grey jacket combo. JUST ANOTHER DAY AT THE (BOX) OFFICE Make of this what you will, but a film centred around an…

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this month march 2016

The castle is a treasure trove of antique books, tribal masks and totem poles GRAND DESIGNS An Italian castle once owned by an American hedonist who first patented the bra has been given a major restoration. During the 1950s, the Castle of Rocca Sinibalda – 50 miles north of Rome – was the residence of inventor Caresse Crosby, who used it to host parties for the likes of Salvador Dalí and Peggy Guggenheim. In the ensuing years the building fell into a state of disrepair, with any attempts to rejuvenate it hindered by the fact that it’s surrounded on three sides by sheer cliffs and can only be entered via a steep, cobbled passageway. However, business consultant Prof Enrico Pozzi and his wife Cristina Cenci took up the restoration challenge, commissioning London-based…

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LIDIA LIFTS THE LID A new cookbook is aiming to turn you into an Italian masterchef. Lidia’s Mastering The Art Of Italian Cuisine: Everything You Need To Know To Be A Great Italian Cook is rammed with over 400 recipes designed to dazzle your nearest and dearest, including such wonders as orecchiette with clams and zucchine, and a delightful chocolate hazelnut cake. “The one thing that’s essential is that you pay attention to the primary ingredients,” says author Lidia Bastianich. “Make sure they’re the best and that they’re seasonal, and half of the – if you will – cooking battle is won.” The book is published by Appetite by Random House and is priced at £25. FINAL CURTAIN FOR ITALIAN MOVIE LEGEND One of Italy’s greatest ever film directors, Ettore Scola, died in…