Travel Amazing place: the Colosseum in Rome

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Save 25 per cent in Sardinia

Get seven nights' half board at the four-star Hotel Flamingo in southern Sardinia from £741 per person, including return BA flights.

Go to sardatur-holidays.co.uk

British Olympic squad pick up five medals at Dutch regatta

The British Olympic squad picked up another five medals, this time at the Dutch regatta in Medemblik which forms part of the world series and is one of the top four in Europe.

AC Milan interested in Allegri

AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has confirmed the club have entered negotiations with Cagliari to recruit coach Massimiliano Allegri.

Emirates burst Team Origin's bubble

A short-lived bubble of euphoria for Britain’s Team Origin was emphatically burst by defending champions Emirates Team New Zealand in the 38-mile coastal race of the Audi MedCup in the bay off Cascais today.

Corsica: The 'Isle of Beauty' certainly lives up to its name

Harriet O'Brien discovers wild French beauty in the Mediterranean

Light and tricky airs trip up Ainslie

Light and tricky airs tripped up Britain’s Ben Ainslie in the final of the opening grand prix of the world match racing tour in Marseille.

Zola grows defiant as he vows to keep West Ham up

The West Ham United manager, Gianfranco Zola, yesterday denied claims he is ready to resign before Sunday's trip to Everton. Zola flew to Sardinia at the weekend to fulfil a pre-arranged commitment and will return from the three-day break this evening.

Operation Mincemeat, By Ben Macintyre

Espionage attracts strange minds, and nowhere more so than in the macabre Operation Mincemeat, when a corpse bearing secret documents designed to mislead the Germans was floated ashore to the Spanish coast in April 1943. The plant convinced Nazi espionage chiefs, and Hitler himself, into believing that the Allies planned to invade Greece and Sardinia, instead of the obvious target of Sicily.

West Ham's Italian suitor faces scrutiny

Fit and proper person test could pose threat to Cagliari president's bid to buy club

My Life In Travel: Johnny Vaughan

'I have always been fascinated by Greek history'

Prostitute tells all about Berlusconi on live TV

Call-girl says Premier knew she had been paid for attending parties in Rome and Sardinia

Britain to contest every class in Skandia regatta

Britain will contest every class in the medal showdown tomorrow of the Skandia Sail for Gold regatta in Weymouth, the only country to be represented in all 10 Olympic sailing disciplines.

Italian linked to Berlusconi 'scandal' arrested

The businessman who is said to have supplied call girls for Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's notorious parties in Rome and Sardinia has been arrested on drugs charges.

Berlusconi tries to censor film about his influence on Italian media

Silvio Berlusconi is accustomed to allegations about his predilections being excitedly received abroad. France's Nouvel Observateur recently published a story titled "Sex, Power and Lies" and the Spanish newspaper El Pais showed photographs of naked guests at the Italian Prime Minister's retreat in Sardinia. (He announced his intention to sue both for libel.)

A great escape: Alex James takes his family to Sardinia

Touring with a pop band has its unruly moments, but the chaos of travelling with four young children is in another league altogether. Happily, that's where the Forte Village in Sardinia comes in
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