Sardinia

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Racing yacht Bella Mente. Photograph: Sharon Green/Kos Picture Source via Getty Images

There was a time when success in competitive sailing basically required great seamanship, strategy and tactics. Fitness was just part of the mix. Th(...)

‘BA  made a huge error in not issuing our ticket, failed to get us to our destination, and left us with no means of contacting them to correct this.’  Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

We frequently devote space on this page to issues readers have with both Ryanair and Aer Lingus but in recent weeks two readers called Ronan made cont(...)

A couple of French tourists could face up to six years in jail after allegedly pilfering 40kg of sand from one of Sardinia’s pristine beaches.Photograph:  Jorg Greuel/Getty Images

A couple of French tourists could face up to six years in jail after allegedly pilfering 40kg of sand from one of Sardinia’s pristine beaches. Border(...)

Ollolai, Italy: 'Casa a 1 euro', or 'houses for €1', is a scheme aimed at luring new residents, which allows them to buy a house for the princely sum of just €1.

Feeling the post-holiday blues? Wishing you could still be somewhere a bit sunnier – and cheaper? Well, if you’re fed up with the high cost of living (...)

Boris Johnson leaves the Conservative Party headquarters after being announced as the new Conservative party leader at an event in central London 23 July 2019. Boris Johnson defeated Jeremy Hunt to become the new British Conservative party leader winning 92,153 votes to Jeremy Hunt's 46,656. EPA/NEIL HALL

Boris Johnson is the first British prime minister since Winston Churchill to have made his living by writing, producing half a dozen books and hundred(...)

Former minister for finance Michael Noonan and his sister Mary Noonan. File photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Former minister for finance Michael Noonan’s sister Mary was of the three women in their 70s killed in Thursday’s car crash in west Limerick. Mary N(...)

Riders take to the road with e-bikes during a tour in Italy. E-bikes have motors run by batteries to help riders go up hills, and that can be a boon for tour companies who can accommodate slower riders. Photograph: Experience Plus! Bicycle Tours via The New York Times

On a cycling tour along the coast of south-west Sardinia, Kathleen Robinson thanked God she was riding an electric bike up the winding heights. But sh(...)

 Italy’s interior minister Matteo Salvini: enjoys immunity from prosecution unless the Senate votes to lift it, which would require Five Star to vote to do so. Photograph:    Remo Casilli/Reuters

Italy’s anti-establishment Five Star Movement will on Monday vote on whether to lift the legal immunity on Matteo Salvini, leader of its coalition par(...)

Handout photo of Sir Richard Branson and his son Sam Bransonduring their climb of Mont Blanc in the Alps to complete the Virgin Strive Challenge 2018. Photograph: Jon Griffith/PA Wire

Sir Richard Branson and his son Sam came seconds from death as falling rocks “the size of small cars” crashed over their heads before they reached the(...)

A reconstruction of Ötzi the iceman, the 50,000-year-old European found in the Italian alps in 1991. Photograph: Thilo Parg

Over the past 10 years, a new field has emerged which is revolutionising our understanding of human history and anthropology. Ancient DNA, the analysi(...)

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