Travel Amazing place: the Colosseum in Rome

'I'm the sort of person who would rather wear one T-shirt for the whole holiday'

Berlusconi buys Campari villa 'to save heritage'

Hounded from his normal summer retreat in Sardinia by too many guests and prying journalists, Silvio Berlusconi has bought himself some peace and quiet in the form of a historic mansion on the banks of Lake Maggiore.

Terry Hutchinson takes lead in Sardinia

In the third grand prix of the Audi Medcup series in Cagliari, Sardinia, Terry Hutchinson and the crew of his TP52 Quantum have ousted the previous series leader, Peter de Ridder's Mean Machine from the Netherlands.

Good conditions help Britain Red take the lead in Commodores' Cup

A strong performance by Britain Red, one of four teams carrying the union flag, took them into the lead of the Rolex Commodores' Cup as the Solent provided a second day of top quality racing conditions yesterday. The others at the top - the defending trios playing as France Blue and Ireland Green - form a top three which are creating a first division of their own.

Shooting star: A football holiday in Italy

Forte Village’s Soccer School in Sardinia puts kids through their paces, while you pace yourself, says Brian Viner

My Life In Travel: Paul Smith

'Holiday reading? I often just hold the book I've taken, and daydream instead'

My Life In Travel: Michelle Collins

'I first went abroad at 15, to communist Romania with the Woodcraft Folk'

Steel band 'terrorists' win Ryanair case

Ryanair has been ordered to pay nearly £5,000 to five black musicians, including a blind man, who were asked to leave a flight at gunpoint after another traveller wrongly expressed concern that they were terrorists.

The rotten heart of Italy: See Naples and die (of the stench)

Southern Italy's most celebrated city is drowning in refuse, paralysed by corruption and almost bereft of hope. Peter Popham reports on a life-threatening crisis

The Sketch: It's claws out as the angry polecat meets Tom Brown

Earlier this year, Vera Baird passed me by as I was talking to one of the Tories' keen young reformers and made what I can only describe as a continental noise in her throat. Kinder souls than myself explained it away, but I felt it communicated a fathomless disgust at an entire sector of modern ideological life.

Reed looks for festive cheer with Carling semi-final place

Les Reed knows a place in the semi-finals of the Carling Cup would help to bring some much-needed festive cheer to The Valley.

Tom Avery: My Life In Travel

'The Scottish Highlands in February is a real adventure playground'

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'I stay in the best hotels. I couldn't ride a race after an uncomfortable night'

Protesters break into Berlusconi's villa

More than 100 supporters of the movement for an independent Sardinia broke into Silvio Berlusconi's villa on the island on Saturday, proclaiming that they were "reclaiming the sovereignty of our soil.

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