Italy

  • 21 Angela Hartnett's recipe for mussels with tomato sauce
    Ingredients (Serves 4) 2kg mussels 2 tbsp olive oil 1 thyme sprig 3 garlic cloves, crushed bunch of flatleaf parsley, stalks removed and leaves chopped 150ml white wine...

  • 22 The world's best sunsets
    Serengeti, Tanzania People who have had the good fortune to visit the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania say that until you've seen the sun set over the great orange plains you haven't lived. The image...

  • 23 Cinque Terre: inaccessible and unspoiled
    Around a hundred kilometres south along the coast from Genoa, the Riviera di Levante is home to five medieval villages known as the Cinque Terre. Their colourful houses perch high on the cliffs in a landscape...

  • 24 The (very stylish) art of travel
    Starting in London with a private viewing at the National Gallery, Venice, Paris and Bath are the destinations for these unique journeys in classic trains, each in the company of an expert guide. With...

  • 25 Capri: a luxury resort since Roman times
    Back in classical times, the Emperor Augustus described it as the island of dolce far niente – the expression that captures so well the Italian understanding of 'the sweetness of doing nothing';...

  • 26 Eat like an Italian
    Antonio Caluccio and Gennaro Contaldo are two of our most celebrated Italian cooks. They both left their homeland over 30 years ago and have since gone on to become very successful in the UK, as restaurateurs,...

  • 27 Sardinian chic on the Costa Smeralda
    The transformation of this wild, practically uninhabited, stretch of Sardinia's northeastern littoral began back in the Sixties, when it was 'discovered' by the Aga Khan. Together with a group of wealthy...

  • 28 An invitation to the Palazzo Farnese
    In the exhibition The Palazzo Farnese: From the Renaissance collections to the French Embassy, a total of 150 works – including paintings, sculptures, drawings, coins and ceramics – tell the...

  • 29 The masked magic of Venice Carnival
    The European city that we all associate with carnival has to be Venice, where the festival is brought to life with a spirit unique to this romantic city with its watery filigree of canals. And it's not...

  • 30 Carnival around the world
    There's no doubt the Venice carnival is a once-in-a-lifetime event. Whether you're actually lucky enough to wear one of the vintage costumes and enigmatic masks of what is one of the most traditional of...

  • 31 Venice by moonlight
    The mixture and justaposition of medieval and renaissance, religion and trade, dandyism and populism that make Venice what it is must be seen to be believed. And there's no better way to experience the...

  • 32 The most romantic destinations for lovers

    It's that time of year again, when Valentine's Day looms and love is on everyone's lips. Maybe you think February 14th is just another date on the calendar, but there are plenty who will be using it as...

  • 33 Ski resorts with star quality
    Not all adventure films have a ski chase, but if there's going to be one, who would do it better than James Bond? In 1999, director Michael Apted chose Chamonix in the French Alps as the location for...

  • 34 Tuscany: countryside and culture
    A couple of weeks just doesn't do justice to the ten provinces that make up this region half way between central and northern Italy. But it doesn't really matter. In places like Tuscany, it's best to accept...

  • 35 Naples, the birthplace of pizza
    Even officials in Brussels are fans of the Neapolitan speciality: it's just over a year since the European Union awarded the dish the status of 'Traditional Speciality Guaranteed'. But, despite it being...

  • 36 Scooting around Rome
    You'll probably be slightly stunned at first by the sheer volume of traffic, but once you've got the hang of it, there you'll be, like Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, weaving through the streets of the...

  • 37 Mount Etna: Sicily's sleeping giant
    The thousands of Sicilians who live in villages on the foothills of the volcano are constantly alert to Etna's moods and, from time to time, his grumblings shake heaven and earth as if to remind us all...

  • 38 The landscapes, dreams and desires of Dali, at the Royal Palace, Milan
    Dali is back in Milan and he's there in his rightful place as the grand master of Surrealism. Over 50 of his works have been collected in the Palace of the Lombard capital under the title Il sogno si avvicina...

  • 39 Nhow, Milan, where modern design meets professional hospitality
    Carefully spanning the distance between tradition and modernity, the latest trends and counter-trends, high fashion and underground style, minimalism and state-of-the-art technology, the Nhow hotel in...

  • 40 Sunsets over the Med: views to remember
    There may be no better spot on all the Mediterranean coast to watch the sun set than Cabo Sunion, a  vantage point which, from the dawn of history, has offered a view of the boats sailing towards...



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