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Sior Rioba is back... but how to safeguard the rest of Venice's outdoor heritage?

The theft a couple of weeks ago of a marble head from Campo dei Mori has had me thinking about the difficulties inherent in protecting a city where little bits of art and history are slotted into e

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Tootling around Madrid by GoCar

Segways? So last year. Scooters? Yawn.

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What’s the cheapest way to get to Amsterdam?

That’s the question my brother – who lives in the US, but is coming to the UK in June, and wants to make a quick trip over to the Dutch capital – put to me

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Rome goes MAXXI

Rome has an ambivalent attitude towards contemporary architecture. It’s partly history’s fault, of course.

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Stars and cars on the Côte-d'Azur

Coming up is the biggest weekend of the year on the Côte-d’Azur. I’m keeping my excitement under control, but not everyone is as disciplined.

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Night at the Museum: Tales of the Unexpected in Paris

This Saturday 15 May is La Nuit des Musées (www.nuitdesmusees.culture.fr), when museums all over France stay open late to show off their collections and put on unlikely even

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Côte-d'Azur cleans up

Against all the odds (see Wrecker waves smack the Côte-d'Azur), five of Nice’s 15 beach bars re-opened for business this weekend.

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Cheap dates in Madrid

Save money in the Spanish capital with these budget tips for things to do in the week ahead for little or no cash.  

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Venice with Venetians: how the city should really be

Every now and then, drawn by morbid fascination, I can’t resist the temptation to peer into the window of the Farmacia Morelli in campo San Bartolomeo, where a digital counter flashes out a n

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Wrecker waves smack the Côte-d'Azur

Pity the Côte-d’Azur.

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