Lucca

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Cush Jumbo: ‘The reality is that actors wish they could choose jobs.’ Karsten Moran/The New York Times

Even virtually, Cush Jumbo’s energy enters the room before she does, which is at a run, with the force of someone just ejected from a cannon. “I don’t(...)

Sicily’s Taormina, and the Mediterranean Sea

An abundance of great art, historic monuments, stunning locations and some of the best food you’ll eat anywhere: is it any wonder that Italy is one of(...)

Rachel Allen

‘I was such a city girl my parents didn’t think I’d last three weeks down here – and yet I’ve been at Ballymaloe almost three decades now,” says Rache(...)

Verdelli castle on the Via Francigena, Tuscany. Photograph: DeAgostini/Getty Images

The museum guide in Lucca suggests that I pick up the loaded rucksack from the bucket, carry it to the other end of the room and put it back in the bu(...)

Susanna Ceccardi of the right-wing Northern League, who is mayor of Cascina, in Tuscany. “I think that regulating immigration is a moderate position,” she says. Photograph: Facebook

In September 1944 African-American soldiers from the US Army’s “Buffalo” division helped liberate Cascina from German forces retreating north into the(...)

Italian foreign minister Angelino Alfano with British foreign secretary Boris Johnson before a G7 ministers meeting in Lucca, Italy, on Tuesday. Photograph: Riccardo Dalle Luche/ANSA via AP

British foreign secretary Boris Johnson’s call for targeted sanctions against senior Russian and Syrian figures has been rejected by fellow G7 foreign(...)

German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel (left) and US secretary of state Rex Tillerson, in Lucca, Italy, on Monday. Photograph:  Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson arrives in Moscow on Tuesday amid increasing indications that the Trump administration is hardening its stance aga(...)

Green gold ... extra virgin olive oil

“If you see Jamie Oliver cooking [Italian food] on telly, he will have a bottle of Fontodi to hand.” David Gleave, Master of Wine and MD of Liberty Wi(...)

Justin Comiskey and family on board the Irish Ferries’ ship the Oscar Wilde

Holidays should be about magic moments and, a few hours into my family’s trip from Dublin to Rome, one arrived. We asked for a tour of the bridge of (...)