The set for La Bohéme at the Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago, Italy

PUCCINI AL FRESCO IN TORRE DEL LAGO This year marks the 60th Puccini Festival in the composer’s adopted hometown of Torre del Lago, 26km north of(...)

Footballers’ wives school of chic: Fiorentina Restaurant on Parliament Street

Do Italians eat like Italians any more? The food writer Katie Parla told me once that processed food was marching across the Italian food world as (...)

Fionn Davenport
Fionn Davenport's travel desk

AND ALL THAT JAZZ Readers of these pages will guess that I’m pretty excited about direct flights from Dublin to Marrakesh, and this week I(...)

We’d like to do something special to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Since I spent my honeymoon on the back of a motorbike in torrential rain,(...)

Tuscan hamletIt takes a village to raise enough accommodation for some families, so this Tuscan hamlet complete with its own restaurant and cha(...)