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Italia magazine May_2019

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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Seeing the sights of Rome is more fun when you have someone to share it with, page 28 It’s not often that the weather outside my window matches the mood of the issue when writing this letter, but today the sun is shining and the sky is a clear blue. As much as I need to concentrate on the task in hand, thoughts stray to planning a fresh Italian trip – and if you find yourself in the same situation, this issue of Italia! is packed with travel features to inspire your next adventure too. This month’s Italian journey begins in the crystal blue waters of the Maddalena Archipelago, just off the northeastern tip of Sardinia. Check out the quieter coves of the Costa Smeralda (no bling required) and travel inland to…

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this month’s contributors

Join us on FACEBOOK, search for Italia! magazine Follow us on TWITTER at @ItaliaMag Find us on INSTAGRAM at @italia_magazine BEVERLEY BYRNE Come with Londonbased Beverley as she catches up with Giorgio Locatelli at his restaurant, Locanda Locatelli. Discover what made him set up home in London, his love for the food of his homeland, and go behind the scenes of his TV collaboration with art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon. Read the interview on page 40. FLEUR KINSON Revered for its stunning rolling landscapes and historic cities crammed with fine art and heritage, Tuscany is the dream for many would-be buyers in Italy. A wide range of prices plus favourable market conditions means that dream can become reality, says our property expert. Turn to page 80 for the low-down. ERIC BRYAN Eric Bryan is a freelance writer originally from…

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6 nights in lunigiana

Northern Tuscany Tour begins 6th October 2019 Tuscan Secrets invites you on a 6-NIGHT ESCORTED SMALL GROUP TOUR of the sights of Northern Tuscany, visiting Lunigiana (with lunch), Parma, Pontremoli, Malaspina Castle and Sarzana. Guests will stay at the Cà del Moro hotel in Pontremoli, which has a health centre and 4-hole golf course. Price includes half-board accommodation plus two glasses of house wine and mineral water with evening meals. British Airways flights into Pisa from Heathrow and airport transfers included. Home pick up and drop off for customers living within our zone can be arranged if required. Prices from £1,369 per person sharing a twin or double room. To find out more, please contact your local independent travel agent, where you can book at no extra cost. Alternatively, please call Tuscan Secrets on ☎ 01276…

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five reasons to take a classic train journey

1 The legendary Orient Express has graced the rail tracks of Europe for nearly 140 years and remains the most luxurious experience available to rail rovers seeking the ultimate journey. Romance, elegance and an altogether more opulent style of travelling is on the menu, not to mention breathtaking scenery. The famous Rome to Venice section remains a special highlight. Don’t forget your evening wear for dining in the plush restaurant car, and your best pyjamas for enjoying breakfast in your cabin, brought to you by your steward. 2 The famous Trenino Rosso, the Red Train, belongs to the Swiss company Rhaetian Railways, but the Bernina Express stops at Tirano (the only Italian stop) and is an unmissable opportunity to hop on and enjoy the unparalleled beauty of the Alps as the…

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this month news & views

Hanging in a buffalo stance Farmers in the UK and Italy are facing off over claims that British mozzarella is better than its Italian counterpart. Several farms in the UK now produce buffalo mozzarella, but claims by Laverstoke Park Farm in Hampshire that they have “learn[t] from the masters, and now we think we’ve beaten them at their own game” haven’t gone down well in the cheese’s place of birth. The head of the consortium of buffalo mozzarella producers in Campania has challenged South African racing champion Jody Scheckter (who runs Laverstoke Farm) to a ‘Grand Prix of tasting’, in response to Scheckter’s claim that the quality and freshness of his product rivals that of Italian producers. UK mozzarella producers are gaining a good reputation for their cheese. Azzurri, the restaurant group…