Tee-up in Taormina, Sicily
  • Travel
  • January 26, 2015, 07:00

The Dom spread his hands and gave me the most Sicilian of shrugs. He then proceeded to make me several offers I found hard to refuse. First, he(...)

Take a course wiht Raymond Blanc at Michelin-starred Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons in Oxford
Ten trips for food-lovers

Walnut Grove, Loire Valley Walnut Grove is a luxurious gîte in the heart of the Loire valley that offers five-day courses that include everythin(...)

Giuseppe Bellusci of Leeds United battles with Cameron Jerome of Norwich City   at Carrow Road. Photograph:  Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Leeds defender Giuseppe Bellusci has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association for alleged racist comments directed towards Norwich str(...)

Chef Catherine Fulvio   in Sicily. Photograph: Rory Cobbe
Sicily on a plate
  • Europe
  • April 12, 2014, 01:00

Sicily, said Goethe, is “the pearl of the Mediterranean” . It consumes visitors with its beauty, history, warmth of its people and vibrancy of its (...)

Italian police carry the body of a migrant who drowned after a shipwreck at La Playa beach in Catania in Sicily. The bodies of six migrants were recovered on the beach, and dozens of other passengers have been rescued. Photograph: Antonio Parrinello/Reuters

Six migrants drowned off the Italian island of Sicily today after attempting a dangerous passage from Africa in a fishing boat, according to the Itali(...)

Centre-left Ignazio Marino celebrates after being elected new mayor of Rome.

Italian politics has produced yet another helter-skelter moment with the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) walking away with almost all the spoils in (...)

Enjoying the beach in Taormina, Sicily. Photograph: Getty Images

We are a family of four with two children, 12 and 8, looking for suggestions on where to base ourselves in Florida for a(...)