Fiona Duncan

Good value Venice hotels

Visitors to Venice are frequently disappointed by their accommodation - but these recommendations for great places to stay will make sure you avoid that sinking feeling Read the guide

Lake Garda's loveliest hotels

Close to the mountains and many of northern Italy’s greatest cities, Lake Garda has a range of accommodation to suit everyone, from modest pensions to upmarket villas Read the guide

Boating on the backwaters of Kerala

You may think you've tried the best kinds of floating holidays - but nothing's quite as magical as drifting into a whole new dimension on Kerala's lakes and canals Read the guide

Steephill Cove: a timeless hideaway

Prepare to be charmed by a secret and delightfully old-fashioned private beach, hidden at the bottom of a cliff on the Isle of Wight Read the guide