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Italia magazine March 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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this month’s contributors

HEATHER CROMBIE Our intrepid traveller visits the historical region of Tuscia, the ‘Land of the Etruscans’ – and in many ways the cradle of Italian civilisation. Although rooted in its ancient past, this region has much to offer the contemporary tourist too, with picturesque countryside, delicious food and great places to stay. Read more on page 22. FLEUR KINSON Beautiful landscapes and world-beating gastronomy make Piedmont a treasure. Visitor numbers keep rising, yet property remains affordable. If you’re looking to invest or make the move to Italy, do read Fleur Kinson’s recommendations of the town and country possibilities in this northern region, beginning on page 84. MARK NICHOLLS There’s always a different perspective to be discovered when you visit a familiar place, as Mark Nicholls found on recent his trip around some of the historic…

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Confession time… Hands up all those who find themselves daydreaming about Italy when they are really meant to be focussing on other aspects of their working day? Not just me then; I’m clearly in good company. Life’s been busy of late: not as much opportunity to travel as I would like, so putting together this month’s Italia! has been a real joy. We’ve gathered together a wealth of great reads and fascinating features from Italy tip-to-toe: more than enough to soothe my itchy feet, and, I hope, yours too. So, to inspire you on your way, or simply from the comfort of your armchair, take a trip to Tuscia, the Land of the Etruscans, with Heather Crombie (page 22). Predating the Romans by hundreds of years, evidence of their sophisticated civilisation…

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letters to italia!

EXPATS IN PUGLIA As an avid reader of your magazine for many years, I now live in Puglia with my husband, moving here permanently in July 2015. I still read your magazine, perhaps with even more interest, now we are able to visit the beautiful areas you include. Puglia is often featured in the property section, and usually it is the more well known towns of Ostuni, Alberobello, Cisternino and Martina Franca that are mentioned. I live in the countryside on the outskirts of San Vito dei Normanni, a town that is popular with British tourists and homeowners alike, and yet it is hardly ever mentioned in guide books or magazines. How refreshing to find an excellent article this month on the area, complete with an accurate and tempting account of…

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family get together

In the November 2011 issue of Italia! you published my letter about a little village in northern Basilicata, Sant’Ilario (population now barely 100). We have returned to Sant’Ilario yearly and last summer we had a big surprise because although the population has shrunk, the Museo di Franco Zaccagnino has grown considerably, the hotel is no longer ‘minimalist’, and the church in the piazza is still inspiringly beautiful. The Museo of Franco Zaccagnino now has two locations with more than 100 square meters of space and over 50 works of original, unique art, all done by Franco, using local materials (www.francozaccagnino.net). There is a fascinating spectacular performance, Sringa, which was locally produced and can be viewed in a 10-minute video at the Museo. There is also an artistic interpretation of the…

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readers’ photo competition!

THIS MONTH’S WINNER Esa and Jaana Kinnunen, Joensuu, Finland “We love Italy! Last summer our trip included Lake Como, the Dolomites and Milan. This photo was taken from the Bellagio, inside our hotel room, before the wind almost slammed the doors shut! Next summer, to Amalfi – too long to wait? P.S. We have travelled several (about 20) times in Italy and just now we found your excellent magazine from our store!” Niki Marinaccio, Orlando, Florida, USA “Monterosso, Cinque Terre. Definitely one of my favorite beaches in Italy. There is always something so beautiful about the way the light blue water intersects the dark blue that gets me every time.” Susan Reed “This photo was taken in Anghiari, in the province of Arezzo, which we also visited. It was our first visit here in June…

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A WHEELY GOOD READ A stunning new book has been published to coincide with Ducati’s 90th anniversary celebrations last year. Stile Ducati: A Visual History of Ducati Design is a lavishly-produced 336-page hardback tome that traces the Italian motorcycle’s colourful history from its humble, family-orientated beginnings in Borgo Panigale back in 1926, to its current status as one of the world’s most desirable two-wheelers. Packed with fascinating information and anecdotes, and brought to life with 150 stunning photos taken by Giovanni De Sandre, Stile Ducati is a must-read, whether you’re dotty about Ducatis or simply mad about motorbikes. The RRP is £60. RENZI’S BASEMENT REVOLUTION Matteo Renzi is plotting a sensational return to government, according to a report in the Daily Mail. Soon after resigning as Prime Minister following defeat in December’s Italian…