Meeting the man who 'is' an island
The tiny island of Asinara, off north-west Sardinia, has only one official resident.
Can a return to tradition revive Sardinia’s fortunes?
Franco Maritato, from Sardinia, is in his late 30s. I meet him in his shop, called Caratzas, where he carves and sells Merdules, the traditional carnival masks from Ottana.
Luck helps those who are patient – and know their camera
Both these pictures were shot with a 35mm lens on my Fujifilm XT-1 mirrorless camera, which I sometimes prefer as it's a lot less bulky than my traditional pro-DSLRs.
Sardinia's secret recipe for living longer
Pietro Lilliu waits outside his house in Ussaramanna, in the center of the Marmilla, and welcomes me with a strong handshake. We go for a drive on a dirt track up a hillside to have a look at his vineyards.
The hermit of Moon Valley
Sardinia has this wild side that seems to inspire a certain kind of person. I find one such living in a small hut in Valle della Luna (Moon Valley), near Capo Testa.
Ruggedly beautiful, with a deeper, darker secret
Hello Sardinia, the Italian Mediterranean island so different from the motherland that it supports a vocal independence movement. A reputation for sunny beaches brings summer visitors who often fail to discover the year-round charms of a ruggedly beautiful interior that also holds a deeper, darker secret.