‘You won’t find this on Capri’: Italy’s Tremiti Islands

‘You won’t find this on Capri’: Italy’s Tremiti Islands

This tiny archipelago off Puglia was once a penal colony, but today its clear waters, coves and quiet lanes offer a blissful escape The ferry from Termoli noses its way towards two petite islands, slipping into a serene Adriatic inlet. To the left, San Domino’s low limestone cliffs rise, crowned by Aleppo pines. To the right, the Abbazia di Santa Maria a Mare, an 11th-century abbey built by Benedictine monks, dominates the skyline of San Nicola. Fishing boats crowd the waters between. Continue reading… Read the full story

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Boutique beat: 20 of the best UK music festivals for 2019

Boutique beat: 20 of the best UK music festivals for 2019

Our pick of this summer’s smaller festivals features cool sites in the countryside, as well as art, crafts, yoga – and great sounds Returning to Gilcombe Farm (a couple of miles from Bruton village’s train station), for a fifth year, Shindig still aspires to be a party with friends rather than a full-scale festival. There’s an onsite pub, local stalls and several smaller performance areas rather than one main stage. The lineup so far includes Estelle, Huey Morgan, Benjamin Zephaniah, DJs Kenny Dope, Nu-Mark and Audio Bullys, plus circus, comedy,…

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10 of the best city music festivals in the UK

10 of the best city music festivals in the UK

For those who love music but hate camping, these multi-venue urban festivals showcase music and art without the mud and creepy-crawlies In dark times, disco offers a seductive, defiant escapism. In its second year, this festival will explore that wider cultural resonance in film screenings and Q&As, before partying late in venues around Brixton’s Windrush Square, which will be turned into an open-air roller disco. Joey Negro, Horse Meat Disco and dance music archivists Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton are on the bill, which also includes sets from Merseyside’s king…

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