Italia magazine

Italia magazine October/November 2020

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.

Les mer
United Kingdom
Anthem Publishing
kr 71,17
kr 368,21
6 Utgaver

i denne utgaven

5 min
gazzetta italia!

ITALIANO LA CUCINA ITALIANA SI RINNOVA In questi giorni senza precedenti ho cominciato a cercare dei modi alternativi per perseguire i miei interessi per la cultura italiana. Una ricerca su Netflix mi ha portato a Chef’s Table, un programma che ha vinto vari premi grazie alle sue descrizioni di cuochi di fama mondiale. Sono state trasmesse tre puntate basate su cuochi italiani, e ognuna racconta una storia avvincente. La primissima puntata si focalizza su Massimo Bottura, il quale gestisce l’Osteria Francescana a Modena dal 1995. In principio le sue reinvenzioni delle ricette della nonna considerate sacre dagli italiani imbestialivano sia gli abitanti locali sia i critici. Ma pian piano si cominciava ad apprezzare sempre di più la cucina di Massimo, e oggi giorno l’Osteria Francescana viene considerata uno dei migliori ristoranti in Italia.…

1 min
top picks

5 min
tastes of rome

For Romans, the search for pleasure and happiness in all matters of life is a daily imperative, one that dictates a way of life. This holds equally true when it comes to matters of the table, where indulgence is considered as much a part of eating as the food itself. The Roman table is in many respects dictated by tradition. On Thursday it is common for people to eat gnocchi alla romana, discs of semolina baked with copious amounts of cheese and butter. Fridays are reserved for fish, most often cod, either salted or fresh and a dish of pasta with chickpeas, pasta coi ceci. Roast meats are reserved for Sunday, most often either pork or lamb. The penchant for lamb dates back to pastoral traditions, to a cuisine born of…

7 min
inspired in umbria

My arrival at Villa Pia for the Bland Badger creative retreat couldn’t have been more welcoming. After an hour’s drive from Florence airport with a group of curious, like-minded creatives, we arrived in time for afternoon tea in the glorious autumn sunshine. Our hosts, maker and designer Ros Badger and food and interiors photographer Charlotte Bland, quickly dispelled any angst we may have had about our creative capabilities, suggesting that we do as little or as much as we like. Good advice! No pressure to be ‘brilliant’, just an opportunity to relax, eat amazing food and reconnect with our creative selves in what promised to be an inspiring environment. TO THE MANOR BORN Set in the medieval town of Lippiano in Umbria, just a couple of miles from the Tuscan border, Villa…

1 min
italia! recommends

HOTEL CONTINENTALE FLORENCE Lungarno’s Hotel Continentale has now reopened in Florence, with views of Ponte Vecchio and the Duomo. La Terrazza, the stunning rooftop bar at the hotel is now open too, offering sublime cocktails in a relaxed socially-distanced setting. Pre-booking is essential. NEW VEGETARIAN HOTEL, SOUTH TYROL The newly opened Paradiso Pure Living Hotel is the first 100% vegetarian hotel in Seiser Alm, South Tyrol, It’s a place to relax and recharge in a beautifully designed, sustainable environment and enjoy an organic and local vegetarian menu. Double rooms start from €150. FLAVOURS OF AUTUMN Experience the food of the Dolomites this autumn with a tasty festival in September. Always a spectacular region this time of year, the mountain huts on the peaks will be open for gourmet feasts of seasonal local food, plus you…

2 min
the palio

The centuries-old bareback horse races take place twice a year, in the summer, on the 2nd of July and the 16th of August, and attracts thousands of Sienesi and visitors. Ten of the seventeen contrade take part in each race – the seven contrade that did not take part in the previous July or August race compete by right and the other three are drawn by lot. Although the riders circle the piazza just three times and the race itself lasts for less than two minutes, this is one of the most important events in Italy, and the preparation takes months. Held in honour of the Virgin Mary, the race is all about civic pride, and the Sienesi work hard throughout the whole year to make it successful. For several days…