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Italia magazine December/January 2021

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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United Kingdom
Anthem Publishing
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kr 368,21
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this month top books

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property under €250k

CAMPORGIANO, TUSCANY This excellent value and delightful 5-bedroom detached villa with swimming pool and superb views is located in the heart of the village of Cascianella, just 5km from Camporgiano with all amenities and some 90 minutes to the sea and Pisa airport. The terrace accessed from the lounge has ample room to dine “al fresco” and leads to the garden, all with views over the countryside and the town of Camporgiano. Opposite the villa is a private car park leading to 3 terraces, 2 laid to lawn with sunbeds and umbrellas overlooking the swimming pool. Proven rental income. Energy Classification – “G” 220.26 kWh/m2 pa. Ref 4715 Price €250,000 Contact Casa Travella Ltd 01322 660988 ‘GOOD OLD TUSCANY’ Beautiful and spacious apartment with the full taste of ‘Good Old Tuscany’. Fully…

5 min
tastes of winter

Winter salad Insalata invernale ➤ SERVES 4 ➤ PREPARATION 20 minutes, 6 hours ahead, then another 20 minutes This salad, based on one by Alice Delcourt, chef in Milan, is a lively tasting mixture of winter brightness. Try to use a good assortment of leaves and, if possible, include some deep red radicchio or red chicory, baby kale and head-turning castelfranco. I like some hearty spinach leaves too; the dressing is not shy and retiring. Do be careful about the quantity of horseradish as there is quite a lot in this dressing. Amend and reduce if you want a less strident flavour, or if your horseradish is particularly fresh and strong; you want it to make its presence felt, but not let it overpower the other ingredients. Start preparing this dish at least…

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the perfect christmas gift

WORTH £21.99 This barrel-aged balsamic from Modena is obtained from sweet, sundried grapes. The aromas and flavours of plum jam and red fruits intertwine with hints of honey and vanilla in a considerably dense and sweet balsamic. It is perfect to pair with barbecued meats and fish, fruit, cheese or desserts, or just to enjoy on its own! 3 easy ways to subscribe: Your special Christmas offer: • FREE 3 Gold Medal Balsamic from Vorrei, worth £21.99• You pay just £22.99 by annual Direct Debit (6 issues)• Delivery direct to your door• Free digital issue to read whilst you wait for your first issue to arrive SUBSCRIBE ONLINE CALL US +44 (0)1371 853 609 Offer code X20ITLP COMPLETE THE FORM OPPOSITE AND SEND FREEPOST…

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perfect your panettone

➤ SERVES 8 ➤ PREPARATION 30 minutes ➤ RISE & PROVE 4 hours ➤ BAKING 45 minutes • 2 tsp dried yeast• 125ml milk, warmed in a pan and left to cool to lukewarm• 50g caster sugar• 425g strong white bread flour, plus extra for dusting• a large pinch of salt• 75g unsalted butter, melted• 2 large free-range eggs, plus 1 small egg, beaten, for brushing• 1½ tsp vanilla extract• 175g mixed dried fruit (apricots, cranberries, sultanas, mixed peel)• finely grated zest of 1 unwaxed orange• vegetable oil, for greasing• icing sugar, for dusting 1 Add the yeast to the warm milk in a jug. Mix the sugar, flour, and salt in a large bowl. 2 Once the yeasted milk is frothy (5 minutes), whisk in the butter, large eggs and vanilla. 3 Mix the liquid and…

5 min
an alpine carnival

Getting to the small town of Bagolino was quite a job. It might have been because of my not-so-accurate map, but certainly the winding mountain road that eventually took me there was neither the quickest nor the easiest route. Not to mention the snow that started to fall halfway there. Best known for Bagoss, the hard cheese that is produced here, Bagolino is less famous for its carnival, and one can easily understand why, tucked away as it is in a remote corner of Alpine Italy. Still, when a team of Italian researchers stumbled onto it in 1972, this very peculiar carnevale was declared the most important ethnological discovery of the last 200 years. Thanks to its centurieslong geographic isolation, this mountain village had developed a tradition of its own –…