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Romeo and Juliet's balcony, Verona © www.bigfoto.com

Verona: the 10-step city guide

by cotcom

Destination: Verona

With so much to see and do in Italy, Verona is often sacrificed for Venice and Milan – but on a two-day short break, you can get to know a city that is famous for more than just Romeo and Juliet

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The Gates of Dawn in Vilnius

A midsummer night's dream in Vilnius

Destination: Vilnius

Vilnius, the pretty capital of Lithuania, has 100 types of beer and a thousand and one different events to celebrate its title of European Capital of Culture 2009

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A typically lavish performance of Turandot at the lakeside Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago

Hit a high note on Tuscany’s Puccini trail

Destination: Tuscany

For opera buffs, following in Puccini's footsteps around Tuscany and watching his works performed under the stars in Torre del Lago makes for a blissful break

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Nightlife in Budapest: a dash of culture

Destination: Budapest

The city of Ferenc Liszt, Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály remains a thriving cultural centre. There are thrilling performances of music and dance, ranging from the classical to the cutting edge

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Ballet at the Teatro del Maggio

Nightlife in Florence: how to get a bit of culture

Destination: Florence

Opera, ballet, symphonic concerts, theatre, film: if culture's your thing, you’ll find something stimulating in Florence.

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Final preparations for Aida

Love and death on Lake Constance

by HughS

Destination: Bregenz

Follow in Daniel Craig's footsteps at the opera in Bregenz. The scenery and the drama onstage will overwhelm any cinematic experience and the beauty of Lake Constance's towns will enchant you

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Evening at La Scala (c) Fiona Bradley

Nightlife in Milan: opera and the performing arts

Destination: Milan

Milan has enormous cultural wealth, including opera, ballet and music, from classics to jazz, rock to heavy metal, theatre and festivals. Those who look can find world-class entertainment.

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Nightlife in Brighton: stage, street and screen culture

Destination: Brighton

Brighton's cultural calendar features world-class comedy, music, theatre and dance. Oh yes – and the biggest annual arts festival in England. Edinburgh, eat your heart out.

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The Corum at night

France - more music for less in Montpellier

Destination: Montpellier

Are you looking for an uplifting holiday? Then fly into Montpellier for a short break, and let your spirits soar on a cloud of music

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Hitting the right note in Verona

Destination: Verona

You don’t have to be an opera buff to enjoy the pageantry of an open-air performance in Verona’s historic amphitheatre - the home city of Romeo and Juliet makes for a perfect romantic weekend

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