Italia magazine City Breaks 2020

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United Kingdom
Anthem Publishing
6 期号



Welcome to the latest edition of the Italia! City Breaks Guide from the creators of Italia! magazine – crammed with 132 pages of inspiration, tips and advice from our expert travel writers for your next trip to il bel paese. The cities and towns of Italy are ideal destinations for a weekend break – or a longer stay, of course. With a wealth of art and cultural history, superb food and wine, plus local events, beauty spots, and the warmth of the Italian people, this beautiful country has so much to enjoy. From Milan and Venice to Rome and Florence, we’ll show you how to get off the beaten track even in the heart of the city; and if you fancy something a little less hectic, we’ve stopped off at lesser-known…


Breuil-Cervinia, a ski resort in the Valle d’Aosta, is two hours by coach from Turin. The road through the Valtournenche goes between mountains of bare rock with ancient monasteries seeming to grow from them. The final part of the journey consists of hairpin bends and increasing amounts of snow, incredible views both back down the valley and up towards the ski resort. Excitement rises as the Matterhorn appears at the head of the valley, the white peak stark against the blue sky. Breuil-Cervinia is unlike other mountain resorts, being a relatively modern town developed following the building of a modern road and lift systems in the 1930s. The small town was first called ‘Mons Silvanus’ by the Romans, meaning ‘forested mountain’. The town was later known as Breuil, which meant ‘land…

ski essentials

SKI HIRE There are several places where you can hire skis in Cervinia… CERVINIA 2001 Via Carrel, 11 ☎ +39 0166 948713 TOP ONE Via Carrel, 34 ☎ +39 0166 948792 WHITE RENT Via Guido Rey, 23 ☎ +39 348 514 6636 LA GENZIANELLA SPORT Piazzale Funivie, 14 Via Bich, 15 ☎ +39 0166 949484 ☎ +39 0166 949072 NOL-SKI Via Bich, 2 ☎ +39 0166 949550 LIFT PASSES The local area lift pass covers Breuil-Cervinia and Valtournenche. In high season a seven-day adult pass costs €277.50. The Breuil-Cervinia lift systems are open every day until 3 May 2020. SKI SCHOOLS There are five schools in the area providing guides and skiing and snowboarding lessons for individuals and groups. SCUOLA DI SCI DEL CERVINO Via Guido Rey ☎ +39 0166 949034 SCUOLA DI SCI MATTERHORN-CERVINIA Via Bich, 9 ☎ +39 320 936 4786 SCUOLA DI SCI BREUIL Via Bich, 14 ☎ +39 0166 940960 SCUOLA DI SCI RIDE’EM Via Meynet, 1 ☎ +39 0166…

what to see and do

‘A MOUNTAIN AT WORK’ MUSEUM 1 An exhibition of equipment and photographs at Plateau Rosà, telling the story of the efforts made to build the Plateau Rosà and Furggen cableway. Plateau Rosà is open when the cable car is operating and is free to enter. GO TO SWITZERLAND FOR THE DAY 2 Ski or snowboard on the Swiss side of the Matterhorn to Zermatt. Visit the ice caves at from the Piccolo Cervino lift station. VISIT VALTOURNENCHE 3 Valtournenche is worth a visit by bus or piste. The bus departs regularly from the centre of Cervinia and takes 40 minutes. There is also a swimming pool in the town. SEE AOSTA 4 It takes about 2 hours 30 minutes by bus to get to Aosta. The trip is worth it to see the old town, the Roman…

where to eat

CHALET ÉTOILE 10 Plan Maison ☎ +39 0166 940220 Homely cooking at the bottom of Cervino. LO STOMBECCO AT PLAN MAISON 11 Plan Maison ☎ +39 0166 949053 Hotel ski club with rooms and restaurant open all year round. RIFUGIO GUIDE DEL CERVINO 12 Plateau Rosà ☎ +39 0166 948369 Rooms, plus bar and restaurant in località Testa Grigia. LO YETI 13 Via Bich, 10 ☎ +39 0166 949196 Lo Yeti has been established for over 30 years. This is the bar locals visit to watch the football. LO COPA PAN 14 Via Carrel, 47 ☎ +39 0166 949140 Busy restaurant and après-ski bar with the mountains behind you. JOUR ET NUIT 15 Via Carrel, 39 ☎ +39 0166 940060 Small and friendly restaurant specializing in meat dishes. LINO’S BAR 16 Località Campetto, 3 ☎ +39 339 153 2023 At the bottom of the Cretaz chairlift. A restaurant, pizzeria, bar and ice rink. YMELETROB 17 Piazza Guide Maquignaz, 4 ☎…

friuli surprising

The cities of Trieste and Udine are on the radar of some people – the former is the coffee capital of the country, and home to the headquarters of the international company Illy. But away from these urban centres, the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia also has beautiful countryside with mountains, lakes and a unique coastline. Historians find its past fascinating, especially the town of Aquileia, which was a major settlement in Roman times and is now one of the main archaeological sites in northern Italy. But being bordered by Austria, Slovenia and the Veneto, how could its past not be a draw? As you’d guess from the region’s name, some of it was once part of the Venetian empire, and today many foreigners arrive after a visit to La Serenissima. And one…