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Italia magazine Sept'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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Having had one memorable day in July when the temperature spiked to a sweltering 30ºC, the British summer has settled back in to its familiar routine of middling temperatures and changeable weather patterns, but to be honest, who cares? We will always have Italy – where they do summer properly. By this I mean the certainty of several days of sunshine at a time and the genuine need for a bona fide summer wardrobe of light cottons and short sleeves – so don your sun hat and come with us as we take a virtual tour around il bel paese this month! We visit Piedmont, where the property market is looking good, and Capri, to enjoy Nina Parker’s recipes inspired by this sunny southern isle. Stay one step ahead of the…

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this month’s contributors

ANTONIO CARLUCCIO has been a regular contributor to Italia! magazine over the years, with delicious recipes and many words of culinary wisdom. With a life devoted to Italian gastronomy, there is no one better placed to show us how to match any pasta with just the right sauce – there really is an art to this, trust us. See page 66for more. FLEUR KINSON is Italia!’s expert on the ins and outs of the Italian property markets. This month, she heads north to the Piedmont region to take a look at the opportunities there, post-Brexit. With stunning rural locations in the rolling hills, world-class vineyards and elegant cities, there is a fine quality of life to be had. Read more on page 22. JOE GARTMAN writes our Fast Culture article every issue…

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readers’ photo competition!

THIS MONTH’S WINNER Steve Burkett Centennial Colorado USA “I took this photo in Venice along one of the many canals. And I want to let you know that I am very pleased that my wife thought to give me a subscription to your wonderful magazine! Keep up the great work.” Linda Fucci, Opelika, Alabama, USA “My husband and I spent 16 days in wonderful Venice. This allowed us to roam through every sestiere. We tend to think of Venice as water, bridges and narrow streets, but just outside St Mark’s Square is a beautiful wooded park. One day, walking through a small area, we came across this bride and groom having lunch. And what else would you have in Italy, but pizza? There is so much more to Venice than the tourist areas –…

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BYE, BYE, BUD One of Italy’s most celebrated actors, Bud Spencer, has died at the age of 86. The Naples-born man-mountain – real name Carlo Pedersoli – appeared in a number of spaghetti westerns and comedies, but he was also an accomplished swimmer, becoming the first Italian to swim the 100-metre freestyle in under a minute, and competing in three Olympic Games. In later life, he turned to film-making and politics, but it’s for his films that he’ll be best remembered. His son Giuseppe said of his last moments, “His last words were ‘Thank you’.” DON’T YOU SCRUB UP WELL! A huge Italian tricolore illuminated Rome’s Colosseum as completion of the first stage of restoration work on the ancient landmark was celebrated with a special concert. So far, around 44,000 square feet of…

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this month september 2016

A RIGHT ROYAL FEAST It’s not very often you see someone with royal blood working in a food van, but that’s the life the grandson of Italy’s last king has chosen for himself. Things might have turned out differently for Emanuele Filiberto, 44, had his grandfather, Umberto II, not been forced to resign when Italy became a republic after the Second World War – as the only male heir to the exiled monarch, he was destined for a life living in palaces. But he insists that life could not be better as he serves pasta from his mobile eatery, The Prince of Venice (named after the title he would have been given), on the streets of Los Angeles. “Americans like to eat quickly and have their lunch in a park or…

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MAMMOTH’S THE WORD Most kids have found a fossil on the beach, but seven-year-old Emma Persico went one better than that: she discovered part of a woolly mammoth’s leg bone! The schoolgirl was walking along the River Po, near Cremona, with her family when she spotted the fossilised chunk of tibia sticking out of a sandbank. Emma’s father, Prof Davide Persico, a paleontologist, identified the bone using photos from a museum in the Netherlands, and it now resides in a nearby museum, alongside a plaque with Emma’s name on it. “We were stunned,” said Prof Persico, “and she couldn’t stay still, she was so happy.” FOUR-LEGGED FASHION Dressing up in the finest Italian drapes is one of life’s great pleasures – so it’s no wonder that we’ve often seen our dog looking on…

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