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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(...)

It speaks to the continuing grimness of this island’s history that so many will still baulk at the suggestion that ‘very few significant distinctions’ exist between your average unionist and your average nationalist. Photograph:  Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Oh great. It’s the month when one bit of Ireland congratulates itself on not understanding another bit of Ireland. If you are reading this outside the(...)

Chateau d’Estoublon in Provence, France. The property is included in Airbnb’s new platform. Photograph: Airbnb

When Airbnb launched in 2008, the tech startup offered cash-strapped travellers cheap overnight stays on sofas and in spare bedrooms around the world.(...)

The historic Westport House hotel.

Summer time and the living is easy, and easier still if you can raid the piggy bank and head off for some well earned rest and relaxation. If you’ve (...)

Portoferraio, Elba Island. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

Hordes of tourists visit the Italian seaside with dreams of dipping into cobalt-blue waters and sunbathing for hours under glorious skies. Only one th(...)

Many pensioners retire to Costa del Sol in Spain in order to make ends meet. File photograph: iStock/Getty Images

British nationals who have retired to EU countries including Spain and France will no longer have their healthcare covered by the NHS in the event of (...)

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How the Mafia got to our food

Giuseppe Antoci had been warned more than once. “You will end with your throat cut,” read one note, composed entirely of individual letters clipped fr(...)

Borgo Santo Pietro: charming loveliness

Ten years ago, we got hitched in the back garden but in the months leading up to the Big Day I got entirely freaked out about the cheesiness of a prop(...)

Bord Bia recipe for slow cooked pork ramen.

American soul food with an Irish twist is how restaurateurs David Coffey and Damien Quinn are describing their latest venture, Crow Street, which open(...)

Victims of the bridge collapse, Roberto Robbiano, Ersilia Piccinino, and their son, Samuele. Photograph: Facebook

As shock gave way to anger over the bridge collapse in Genoa, Italians reflected on the randomness with which the victims were selected. Within the fl(...)

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