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Italia magazine June 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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The June issue of Italia! comes to you ready to inspire and inform. Crammed with travel features, stunning photography and delicious helpings of Italian food and drink, it’s a celebration of il bel paese right at your fingertips. This month we start our exploration of the peninsula in Venice, where we take a tour around the city with pitstops at many of the cicchetti bars that serve tasty plates and maybe a glass or two of local wine – why not? Historic Arezzo in Tuscany and Padua in Veneto are also on our itinerary this month, both happily beneath the tourist radar and worthy of our attention. We also take a gentle summer hike in the hills of Abruzzo, and catch up with exciting archeological developments at Herculaneum, as well as the…

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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 SARA SCARPA Venetian Sara takes us on a giro d’ombre, or bacaro tour, of her beloved Venice, with a focus on the traditional osterias serving cicchetti that are dotted right across the city, many of them standing where they have been for centuries. Find the best places to go for a truly authentic taste of Venice and how to eat like a local on page 20. FLEUR KINSON Italy’s green heartland of Umbria has been beset by earthquakes over recent years, so how has this affected the local property market? Is it still a viable place to find your Italian bolthole? Our expert takes a look at the prospects in this most captivating of Italy’s regions.…

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five reasons to visit italy’s famous gardens

1 Featuring Italy’s most dramatic baroque gardens, Lake Maggiore’s Isola Bella is a horticultural paradise. The Borromeo villa occupies the centre of the island, while the rest of the grounds are adorned with a collection of exotic plants, trees and statues. The gardens were created between 1632 and 1671 by Count Carlo Borromeo III, who shipped tonnes of soil over to the island to create ten themed terraces – designed to resemble the stern of a galleon – complete with lemon and orange trees, magnolias and imported plants. 2 The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Villa d’Este at Tivoli has become a model for other gardens to copy. The romantic slopes of the terraced grounds feature more than 500 fountains and an afternoon spent exploring the area will provide a rich…

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this month news & views

Flip-flops forbidden in the Cinque Terre If you’re planning a stomp around the rugged Cinque Terre coastline, make sure you pack sturdy footwear. The area’s National Park authority plans to introduce fines for walking the cliff paths without appropriate footwear, as rescue teams have become exasperated at the increasing number of call-outs to save ill-prepared day-trippers. This celebrated stretch of Liguria is a big draw for tourists. Up to 2.5 million visitors each year descend on its five pastel-coloured towns and hike the paths that link them – but many of them are woefully under-prepared for tackling the narrow, rocky trails. A new public information campaign will encourage tourists to prepare better for their hikes, and fines from €50 to €2,000 will be brought in for those breaking the rules. “People come here…

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you tell us…

Thinking of a trip to Florence? These top tips from our Facebook gang will help you find some highlights that are not on the main tourist trail… • I’ll keep it to my favorites. Visit Museo degli Innocenti – the best museum in Florence. Eat at Procacci Wine Bar – sensational panino. And if you’re there when Torre di San Niccolò is open, book in for wonderful views – without the crowds. Catherine Forbes • The little English bookshop near the Duomo is a gem. They buy books as well. Lesley Carey • I was so impressed by the Ufficio delle Pietre e Museo and its contents, and I had the best dinner at Osteria Pastella. Penny White • Don’t miss the ‘new’ Museo Del Duomo. And dinner at Buca Lapi, the oldest restaurant in Florence. (Reservations…

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going up, going down…

GOING UP • The port of Riccione in Emilia-Romagna has committed to tackling plastic pollution in its waters using the ‘Seabin’ device. This clever basket is immersed in the water and ‘eats’ floating plastic waste. Its pump sucks in water and waste then pumps out clean water – and it can catch up to 1.5kg of debris per day. Riccione is not the first place to implement a Seabin – the scheme is in operation in other regions too, including Veneto and Liguria. For more: • Plans are in place to create an ambitious new bike path from Rome to Assisi – a route that could stretch to around 250km. The ‘Via dell’Acqua’ will take cyclists from the Basilica of St Francis of Assisi to St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. Rome…