10 questions with Osteria dell’Orcia’s Silvano Mamprin

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An incredibly warm and generous heart... that's what guests Italian hotelier's Silvano Maprin encounter when they stay at his wonderful...

The Super-agers anthem – Always look on the bright side

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Researchers  have spent years studying a group of people over 80 to find out what sets "Super-agers" apart. As their...

Fashion week serves up Dad dressing – and Gucci crazy

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Quite ordinary men are waking up across the globe to discover that they are suddenly, shockingly in fashion... while others...

Federer’s form: An impossible role model?

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More than 14 years after he first became No. 1, Switzerland’s Roger Federer has just returned to the top of...

Italy’s Top 10 plus five: A very personal list

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So, you are going to Italy. Time to take some advice from someone who goes there every year, asks Christine...

Time to get your head in the game?

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Imposters almost immediately establishes two parallel narratives plagued by two parallel problems (three, if you include that all the characters just...

Lady Mary’s new adventures: Post Downton, there are guns everywhere

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In Downton Abbey, Lady Mary Crawley, eldest daughter of the Earl and Countess of Grantham, was a sharp study in...

The glories of hiking in Abruzzo

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Sometimes travel is not only about where you go, but how. Hiking in Abruzzo proved to be a great way...