Italy

France might be home of its most famous race, but Italy is the country with cycling in its DNA. To find out why, Patrick Sawer makes a tearful pilgrimage to its shrine to the sport.

Trieste, the city which has survived centuries of seductive illusions.

As ambitions go, Lee Humphries’ is an unusual, if lofty, one – to ascend the highest points of 100 different countries. As he crests the halfway mark in his quest, he explains all to Julian Shea.

Brexit head banger Boris Johnson has suffered a bruising day at Tory Party conference as calls to sack him grow.

Theresa May has ruled out Britain staying in the European Economic Area or striking a deal with the EU similar to the one Canada enjoys during a speech meant to kick-step Brexit negotiations.

A top Brexit Whitehall official has been moved out of the Department for Exiting the EU amid rumours of a rift with David Davis.

Manufactured nostalgia always has a political end. Its aim is to create new foot soldiers for The New Vision.

Steve Coogan discusses buttonholing his illuminati mates at posh parties and quitting the booze

Budapest side Honved produced one of the greatest sides in the world. But all that was destroyed by the Hungarian Uprising of 1956 and they are still struggling under the weight of history.

Editor-at-Large Alistair Campbell has a suggestion: to anyone yet to book a holiday – try Albania

There are encouraging signs for bears across Europe. But for one subspecies – numbering only around 50 – the situation is particularly perilous. Efforts are being made to find out more about this isolated population right in the heart of Italy.

A burgeoning gay rights movement in Europe in the early decades of the 20th century was crushed by rising authoritarianism.

The British media has always failed in its coverage of European affairs.

The club in Turin is a football club quite unlike any other - an institution which combines excellence and ugliness

The Vespa and Lambretta are both characterised by style, beauty and the promise of freedom. But they have divided the world into two equally fanatical set of followers.

A vanity not evident in his years on the fringe has become visible.

There are encouraging signs for bears across Europe. But for one subspecies – numbering only around 50 – the situation is particularly perilous. Efforts are being made to find out more about this isolated population right in the heart of Italy.

An ice cold San Miguel on a Spanish beach, or a glass of a Bordeaux in a Paris restaurant might seem like the ultimate in European drinks, but these ten classics are underrated examples of the continent’s cocktails, cordials and concentrates.

Everyone is buying Europe just when Britain is selling

Could Brexit encourage us to be a bit more European when it comes to the fish we eat?

We explore the wonders of European languages with some of the continent’s quirkiest sayings

In this column’s unflinching commitment to finding fragments of silver lining in the debris that has been the Year of Brexit it is torn between Emmanuel Macron and Dominic Cummings.

The Aesthetes were the men and women behind the world’s first youth cult

If next week’s G20 summit in Hamburg were a political beauty pageant, Donald Trump, the man who owned the Miss Universe franchise for 20 years, would prefer to stay at home.

Never mind the Tour de France - we pick Europe’s 10 greatest cycle rides

Trump is the person with no credentials who talks back to the PhDs, and the big journalists, and the pollsters who just don’t get it. He’s Mr Tell-It-Like-It-Is.

The only thing that might restore our standing is a leader who is prepared to say what needs to be done – changing our mind on Brexit – and then leading the country through that process.

Are Swedes good for your health? Our culture correspondent on Scandinavian philosophy which – it is claimed – can help you live longer

The year of Brexit AKA The year you’ll want to forget

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