Synonymous with mouth-watering cuisine, spellbinding opera and ancient architecture, Sicily is one of Italy’s best-loved destinations. Its most famous attraction, Mount Etna, is the tallest active volcano in Europe and is best explored with a cable-car ride and guided walk to the summit. Any Sicilian jaunt should also include a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Valley of the Temples, which offers a window into ancient Greek civilisation, and Syracuse, once the largest city in the ancient world. Then there’s Palermo, a city so packed with history and heritage it’s worth taking a week just to explore its baroque facades, lavish palazzos and busy markets.
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In southern Poland, among the pastures of the Beskids mountain ranges and the Podhale region, Gorals (ethnic highlanders) uphold cheesemaking traditions dating back hundreds of years. Each summer, during the grazing season, head shepherds and their helpers take residence in distinct wooden cabins and make sheep’s cheese. Their huts are located near hiking trails and are accessible to tourists who come for a taste of this delicious local speciality
A river through time
Australia’s longest river cuts a slow course from the remote Snowy Mountains of New South Wales through the Outback to the Southern Ocean. More a meander than a mighty waterway, the Murray’s banks are nonetheless lined with monumental stories that have shaped the continent — plucky tales of immigration, determined irrigation and visionary agriculture that today incorporates some of the nation’s finest vineyards
Wild and windswept, Italy’s second-largest island offers a weekend of active adventures, archaeological sites and some of the finest beaches in the Mediterranean.
Leafy Jo’burg’s treasures extend well beyond its historic gold mines, from arts districts bedecked with murals to a rejuvenated inner-city park and exciting dining venues
Between the steely skyscrapers and lush greenery, Hong Kong’s hotels are some of the finest in Asia, and with new openings and revamps across the city, the hotel scene is more spectacular than ever before.
THE ROAD OUTWEST
Prospectors, outlaws and early Mormon settlers all carved their way through the dramatic topography of Utah, each group leaving their mark on the story of America. Centuries later, this is still a land of discovery, best explored in the classic comfort of an Airstream trailer — a silver bullet snaking between national parks seeped in local myths
THE FOREIGN OFFICE
TOURIST OFFICES, TRAVEL COMPANIES AND EVEN CONVENTIONAL EMPLOYERS ARE MAKING ‘WORKCATIONS’ EASIER THAN EVER BEFORE. DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO JOIN THE GROWING RANKS OF REMOTE WORKERS SETTING UP OFFICES ON BEACHES AND IN HOTEL CAFES? MEET THE PEOPLE WHO, AS A RESULT OF THE PANDEMIC, HAVE DRAMATICALLY CHANGED THEIR WORKING LIVES.
This coastal Dutch province — its name translated as ‘Land on Sea’ — is a place where local producers have an intense connection to the water, making the most of its natural bounty.
The secret life of sake
FROM BOISTEROUS BARS IN TOKYO TO BUCOLIC BREWERIES IN THE HINTERLAND BEYOND THE CAPITAL, SAKE IS INTERTWINED WITH JAPAN’S CULTURAL AND SPIRITUAL LIFE
Offering an irresistible combination of flavours and textures, this classic Chinese dish has a long and complex history — and a cooking process to match
A Tour of Italy's Fiery Trio
A VOLCANIC FAMILY WITH COMPLEX PERSONALITIES
UNITY OF COMMAND II is a wargame for both hardcore and new players.
Sicily: On A Clear Day You Can See Africa
Adam Leith Gollner takes a journey through Sicily in search of the Arab roots of the sun-drenched isle’s agrodolce flavors.
Under the Sicilian Sun
Roaming through street markets and country vineyards, a writer is smitten by the sweet, salty and greasy headiness of Sicily’s tastes
THE ITALIAN JOB
Thomas and Jutta Kittel continue to explore Sicily’s arid landscape and historic ports before casting off for the Egadi islands and on to Malta
A SICILIAN adventure
With its beautiful villages and countryside, the south-east corner of Sicily deserves to be on every traveller’s wish list
The Great Mafia Trial
If you thought the Italian mafiawas confined to the movies, it may be advisable to check out a heavily fortified makeshift courtroom in the Calabria region where hundreds of mafia members are facing what is being called the trial of the century.
AN ITALIAN INFLUENCE
Salvatore Vita is a Sicilian influencer attending events, collaborating with brands and taking the Italian Instagram world by storm
My birthday odyssey
As he turned 70, Nigel Summerley followed in Odysseus’s footsteps from Italy to Ithaca
The Mafiaso Golfing Club
Surely the most wonderful Italian destination is the island of Sicily