Can you feel the heat?

Mary Novakovich visited Calabria and discovered the full extent of the locals’ passion for peperoncino in a region of Italy where the love of this fiery fruit reigns supreme. Images by Adam Batterbee unless otherwise stated Of the colours of the Tricolore, red is the one that best sums up Calabria. Not through any political […]

The new issue of Italia! is out now

There’s a distinctly summery theme to this issue, celebrating the season in true Italian style with evocative features and photography to transport you right to Italy’s shores. From hours of indulgent armchair travelling in the comfort of your own home to ideas and inspiration to help you plan future trips, you’ll find it all here […]

Aspromonte National Park: Where time stands still

The ruggedly beautiful Aspromonte National Park covers much of the bottom third of Calabria, the province that makes up the toe in Italy’s boot. Chris Allsop took a trip to this dramatic and often unfairly overlooked part of the country’s south. “They are like a net,” my guide in the city of Reggio Calabria told […]

Pollino National Park

The Pollino National Park represents a dramatically varied region of wonder and wilderness, offering some of the most breathtaking scenery in Italy… The vertigo-inducing Raganello Gorge shown in this photograph cuts through the Pollino National Park and counts as one of the most dramatic features of this impressive area. The national park of Pollino is […]

L’Anima Italian restaurant review: Francesco Mazzei

Hannah Bellis meets chef Francesco Mazzei to review his Italian restaurant L’Anima in London. Try a few of his recipes or visit yourself for a spectacular taste of Italy… Now that I have eaten his food, I see Francesco Mazzei, chef patron of L’Anima restaurant, everywhere. In his work as ambassador for Welsh lamb, Calabrian […]