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Italia magazine Oct'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.

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As we go to press this month, the news of a severe earthquake in Italy is just breaking. By the time you read this, more details will be known as the full story unfolds. With echoes of the 2009 L’Aquila earthquake in our minds, we do know that there is a difficult time ahead. Our hearts go out to everyone affected, and all our dear friends and family in Italy. If you would like to help, you can donate via the Red Cross in the UK: Further fundraising initiatives may well be set up as needs are identified, so do keep checking online. We continue to celebrate this wonderful country of contrasts through our pages, of course, taking a trip to Puglia on page 22, where Adrian Mourby is impressed…

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this month’s contributors

MARGIE MIKLAS is an new contributor to the pages of Italia! but has been an author and blogger for a long time. From the States, she has an abiding love for Italy, and the Amalfi coast in particular – she’s even written a book about it. We caught up with her to find out more about her passion for this southern coastline. See page 69for more. FLEUR KINSON is Italia!’s expert on the Italian property markets. This month, we asked her to take a closer look at the opportunities for investment in city apartments. She has left no stone unturned, assessing the prospects in cities large and small throughout the country. You can find out more on page 22. MARINA SPIRONETTI is a photojournalist and regular writer for Italia! magazine. She took…

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readers’ photo competition!

THIS MONTH’S WINNER Frederick Barbosa, USA “I recently went on a vacation with my girlfriend to Italy. She is an Italian-American who had never been to Italy, so I purchased the vacation and planned out this gondola ride for her birthday. This was taken on her birthday. Venice and Rome were amazing experiences and I can’t wait to visit Italy again!” Natasha Balletta, via email “My photograph of Florence.” Christine Lloyd, via email “We travelled to Scala in Campania, an excellent walking area. This is a wonderful view from our walk to Torre dello Ziro, looking down to Atrani.” Catherine Crehan, Rotherham “An interesting photo of one of Cefalù’s alleys.” Matthew Dearsley, Burlington, Ontario “This photograph was taken in Sardegna, above Spiaggia di Capo Carbonara, near Villasimius. Isola dei Cavoli is in the background.” Diana Jamieson, Dublin “A photo I took inside…

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this month october 2016

BACK TO SCHOOL… We’ve all heard of learning through play, but this new initiative takes it to a new level, as Venice-themed hotel, The Venetian in Las Vegas opens the doors to its Gondola University. A five-star hotel on the Las Vegas Boulevard, The Venetian is renowned for its Italian authenticity, but the hotel has really pushed the boat out this time with their latest venture… Yes, over the course of a day, guests can earn their sea legs (well, canal legs) by learning to pilot a genuine gondola around the hotel’s network of waterways (including their very own Grand Canal). The unique experience begins with a brief history of Venice, where you learn fascinating facts about the city and its famous water transport (did you know, for example, that it once took…

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TURIN MAYOR’S VEGGIE VISION The new mayor of Turin is encouraging her citizens to become vegetarian or vegan. Chiara Appendino, a major player in the environmentalist Five Star Movement (M5S), has pledged to promote meat- and dairy-free living as a means of protecting the environment, and the well-being of animals. Exactly how she intends to do this is as yet uncertain, but it is believed that projects will be set up in schools to educate children about animal welfare and nutrition. Appendino’s policy has already been met with anger and ridicule on social media. FOUR BY PHWOAR Maserati has turned its attention to the 4x4 market. The legendary Italian sports-car manufacturer’s Levante is a muscular, five-door SUV with luxurious handling and a plethora of icool features. As you’d expect from Maserati, performance is…

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italia!’s top picks

ON YOUR BIKE See Italy from a different perspective when you swap four wheels for two on a Freedom Trek break. With over 30 trips to choose from, you’ll experience rich renaissance art, baroque architecture and age-old family traditions as you tour through distinctive regions including Lake Garda, Chianti and Puglia. Expect easy cycling with plenty of gelato and coffee stops during the day, plus Florentine steak, fresh focaccia and Chianti wine at night! For more info about destinations and prices, contact Freedom Treks on 01273 224066, ON THE BUCKET LIST Here’s one that’s going straight on the wish list this month: the Stacy Bucket Bag by Furla. Founded by the Furlanetto family in 1927, Furla makes gorgeous designer bags for all occasions, including this one, the Stacy, which we think has…