Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsSardinia
IN THE NEWS

Sardinia

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
November 29, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Gondolas aren't the only way to see Italy by water. Oregon-based Tofino Expeditions offers a new sea kayaking tour that introduces paddlers to the Mediterranean coastal villages of the Cinque Terre and the waters off Sardinia.  The 11-day trip, led by Tofino founder Grant Thompson, begins and ends in Genoa. Participants take the train south to the Italian Riviera and begin day-long paddle tours to Vernazza and Corniglia, where paddlers spend the night, and then to Portovenere and Montersso.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
November 29, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Gondolas aren't the only way to see Italy by water. Oregon-based Tofino Expeditions offers a new sea kayaking tour that introduces paddlers to the Mediterranean coastal villages of the Cinque Terre and the waters off Sardinia.  The 11-day trip, led by Tofino founder Grant Thompson, begins and ends in Genoa. Participants take the train south to the Italian Riviera and begin day-long paddle tours to Vernazza and Corniglia, where paddlers spend the night, and then to Portovenere and Montersso.
Advertisement
WORLD
January 11, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A cargo boat laden with 500 tons of garbage from Naples docked at the island of Sardinia as the Italian government worked to undo a trash emergency that left heaps of waste piled on streets. Prime Minister Romano Prodi had invited Italian regions to accept some of the trash from Naples and its surrounding Campania region. Officials on Sardinia, whose northeastern Emerald Coast is a favorite of the European jet set, agreed. A cargo boat arrived in the southern port of Cagliari in the evening, and the regional government said it could accept more in the coming days.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
Rihanna and Chris Brown have traveled some rough seas in the past, first together, then very much apart. But have the two singers been canoodling on a boat in the South of France?  Here's what we know: Rihanna has been on an extended vacation with girlfriends, first indulging a retail-heavy stint on Sardinia, an island off the coast of Italy. From there the gang drifted to the French region of the Mediterranean, where she relaxed and partied on her rented yacht with the likes of Magic Johnson in St. Tropez, the Daily Mail said . Chris Brown conveniently touched down on a boat himself, also in St. Tropez, where he's in town to film a music video with rapper Ludacris.
SPORTS
May 28, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Gianni Bugno won a mountainous 79-mile race on the island of Sardinia, but fellow Italian Franco Chioccioli moved into first place overall in the Tour of Italy cycling event. The second stage was divided into an Olbia-to-Sassari race won by Bugno in 3 hours 21 minutes 32 seconds and a 4.7-mile speed test won by GianLuca Pierobon in 10 minutes 9 seconds.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
Rihanna and Chris Brown have traveled some rough seas in the past, first together, then very much apart. But have the two singers been canoodling on a boat in the South of France?  Here's what we know: Rihanna has been on an extended vacation with girlfriends, first indulging a retail-heavy stint on Sardinia, an island off the coast of Italy. From there the gang drifted to the French region of the Mediterranean, where she relaxed and partied on her rented yacht with the likes of Magic Johnson in St. Tropez, the Daily Mail said . Chris Brown conveniently touched down on a boat himself, also in St. Tropez, where he's in town to film a music video with rapper Ludacris.
WORLD
August 11, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Italian police said they were hunting for burglars who stole $15.5 million in cash and jewelry from the hotel room of a Saudi princess. Police said the princess was not in her room at the Colonna Pevero Hotel in Porto Cervo, a glitzy resort on the island of Sardinia, when the robbers struck last week. The thieves used a master key to gain access, then ripped out the wall safe. Officials did not publicly identify the princess. The area is a magnet for luxury yachts and is dotted with villas owned by the rich and powerful, including Italy's prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi.
FOOD
November 29, 1996
In response to the excellent article by Charles Perry ("The Wide World of Flat Breads" Sept. 3), I enclose the following poem. Unleavened Heaven Most people like their bread to leaven, But I consider flat bread heaven, The greatest flat bread made of wheat's a Delicious, steaming slice of pizza Whose crust is thick, dark brown and rusty, Not soggy please, it must be crusty, But there are flat breads more exotic, Whose names...
NEWS
March 9, 1987 | From Reuters
The four-man West German crew of a freighter were rescued Sunday after their ship sank off Sardinia during the night, port officials said.
NEWS
September 23, 1989 | From Associated Press
ORISTANO, Sardinia-An explosion ripped through a fireworks factory on the western coast of Sardinia on Friday and killed six people, police said. Two others were critically injured in the blast.
TRAVEL
June 6, 2010 | By Avital Binshtock
UTAH Camp out among furry friends Volunteer your time with orphaned animals at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, America's largest no-kill pet shelter, then enjoy hiking and camping in a national park, either Grand Canyon or Zion. Scientist Jonathan Balcombe, the author of "Second Nature: The Inner Lives of Animals," accompanies the Zion itinerary. The first segment of your vacation may include feeding, grooming, walking or training cats, dogs, birds, horses or pot-bellied pigs.
WORLD
August 11, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Italian police said they were hunting for burglars who stole $15.5 million in cash and jewelry from the hotel room of a Saudi princess. Police said the princess was not in her room at the Colonna Pevero Hotel in Porto Cervo, a glitzy resort on the island of Sardinia, when the robbers struck last week. The thieves used a master key to gain access, then ripped out the wall safe. Officials did not publicly identify the princess. The area is a magnet for luxury yachts and is dotted with villas owned by the rich and powerful, including Italy's prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi.
WORLD
January 11, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A cargo boat laden with 500 tons of garbage from Naples docked at the island of Sardinia as the Italian government worked to undo a trash emergency that left heaps of waste piled on streets. Prime Minister Romano Prodi had invited Italian regions to accept some of the trash from Naples and its surrounding Campania region. Officials on Sardinia, whose northeastern Emerald Coast is a favorite of the European jet set, agreed. A cargo boat arrived in the southern port of Cagliari in the evening, and the regional government said it could accept more in the coming days.
WORLD
July 17, 2005 | Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writer
The ferry churns through royal-blue Mediterranean waters to reach this speck of an island off the northern tip of secluded Sardinia. Small houses are built into La Maddalena's gentle hillside, in colors of maize, eggshell and dusty rose. Languid, green palms hang over tranquil streets. Only little by little does the U.S. Navy make its presence known. Officers in crisp khakis stroll near the gigantic anchor that marks Commando Square.
TRAVEL
January 21, 2001 | JERRY HAINES, Jerry Haines lives in Arlington, Va
We were in the San Benedetto market, and I had never seen such big hams. I'm not talking about the prosciutto hanging down from the ceiling amid the pepperoncini and the salami. I mean adult men and women shamelessly mugging for our camera. Word had spread that an American couple was present and that we were shooting pictures of the pecorino cheese, the carciofi, the mandarini. And if the clerks just happened to be in the shot with the pecorino, the artichokes, the mandarin oranges. . . .
ENTERTAINMENT
September 7, 2000 | ANGELA PETTERA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Camel in Silver Lake: Chameau Restaurant & Catering has opened in the old Paio location. New owners Kelly Klemovich and Adel Chagar bought it almost on a whim one day after having eaten dinner there the night before. The pair have catered events for Paramount Pictures for the last five years, Klemovich owning Lobster Mania catering and Chagar being the chef of special events and functions for Paramount.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1987 | From Reuters
Five masked men brandishing sawed-off shotguns seized a young woman teacher Saturday in the first kidnaping in Sardinia this year, police said. Cristina Berardi, a 26-year-old teacher and daughter of a local industrialist, was driving toward the town of Nuoro, in eastern Sardinia, when she was flagged down by the gunmen. They forced her into the back seat and drove her toward the mountains, witnesses said.
SPORTS
June 19, 1990 | From Reuters
English soccer fans and Italian youths fought with rocks and bottles in two separate incidents overnight as World Cup tension remained high in Sardinia, police said today. Carabinieri paramilitary police said officers moved in to separate groups of English and Italian youths in the coastal resorts of Santa Margherita and Villasimius, near Cagliari. Twenty-two English fans were also expelled from Italy today.
FOOD
November 29, 1996
In response to the excellent article by Charles Perry ("The Wide World of Flat Breads" Sept. 3), I enclose the following poem. Unleavened Heaven Most people like their bread to leaven, But I consider flat bread heaven, The greatest flat bread made of wheat's a Delicious, steaming slice of pizza Whose crust is thick, dark brown and rusty, Not soggy please, it must be crusty, But there are flat breads more exotic, Whose names...
TRAVEL
June 20, 1993 | ALEXANDER LOBRANO, Lobrano is a free-lance writer based in Paris. and
Peering over the cliff, we saw that the sea far below looked like some sort of fantastic Oriental carpet. There under the calm waters, seaweed, rocks and sand had changed the dominating azure to shades of green, brown and red, creating patterns of perfect pleasure. The sun bore down hard on our shoulders, and the air carried the clear perfumes of wild bay, myrtle, rosemary and thyme that had been released by the heat.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|