Italy

Liguria beyond the Cinque Terre

Riding an e-bike pedalling through the forest of the Cinque Terre national park, the sense of freedom and solitude I feel is liberating. There are the occasional tantalising glimpses of the Med and a vine terrace or two between gaps in the trees but otherwise, the silence is golden.

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Star Clippers Cruise, Cannes to Rome

This is the Royal Clipper, the largest five masted fully rigged sailing ship in the world on its Mediterranean cruise, from France to Italy.

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Travelling the Bernina Express

The Bernina Express, a spectacular 75 miles of Alpine scenery from Tirano in Italy to Chur in Switzerland, is one of the World’s Great Railway Journeys. Michael Edwards steps aboard this spectacular ride.

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Sailboat charters in Campania

“Where are we going today then Marzio?”  “We go wherever the wind takes us, my friend.” So says Marzio Cuoco, former RAF Tornado pilot and now a charterer of luxury sailboats based in the charming port of Agropoli in Campania

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The Pinelli Estate, Cilento Coast

For those in the know, the Cilento coast in Campania  is by far the preferred option to Amalfi. Same dramatic coastline but far less tourist traffic. Andy Mossack stays at the luxurious Pinelli Estate to explore what it and the Cilento have to offer.

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Insider guide to north west Sardinia

North-west Sardinia is a popular summer destination with tourists attracted by its coastline and glorious sandy beaches. Out of season, however, it offers other rewards, not least its glorious food and drink, interesting archaeology, hillside castles and deserted seashores.

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