It may be small, but Florence has enough going on after dark to keep most visitors on the lookout for night-time entertainment happy: just don’t make comparisons with the club scene back home.
by The White Apple
Sprinkeld just west of Moroccan shores, the sun-kissed, pleasantly tempered Canary Islands abound in natural, cultural and archaeological wonders.
Back in the 1950s, Acapulco was the favourite destination of the glitterati - and now, like an old movie star making a comeback, it's fast regaining its A-list allure
Amsterdam's formerly grubby image has been scraped away to reveal a clean, collected, and yes, cool one underneath
Although Orlando is indisputably the world's theme-park capital, there is more to this part of Florida than Disney-esque magic, a colossal mouse and topsy-turvy rides for adrenaline junkies
With its stylish marina, beach bars and restaurants, Vilamoura is a purpose-built shrine to pleasure – ideal for a short break. Just up the road is Quarteira, where you can savour the real Portugal
Naples is dirty, rubbish-strewn, full of shouting locals and Mafioso bosses wearing sunglasses, but it also has a strange charm. Go there, and fall in love
Rich in history and archaeological sites, Antalya, on the coast of Turkey, is also a paradise for late-night party people
Eye of newt and toe of frog – Macbeth’s witches could have done the weekly grocery shop in fascinating Taipei, while Harry Potter could fill his tuckbox for Hogwarts
Head for the South Tyrol to combine a stylish Italian city break in Merano with superb skiing, fun snowshoe-hiking and luxurious spa treatments