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Málaga: pretty as a picture

Destination: Malaga

Málaga may be reinventing itself as a cultural destination but there’s a lot more to this unfairly overlooked Spanish jewel

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Antipasti after antipasti....

A gourmet guide to Bríndisi

Destination: Brindisi

The southern Italian city of Bríndisi dazzles the palate with the best of the sea and the land. Exotic spices, meanwhile, reveal its proud and colourful past

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Innovative pintxos at Bar Zeruko

On a pintxo pub crawl in San Sebastian

The Belle Epoque seaside town of San Sebastian, in the Basque region of Spain, is the perfect place to take a gourmet trip

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Jamie Oliver and his chefs at Fifteen Cornwall

Cornwall: once upon a lunchtime in the west

Destination: Padstow

Move over stodgy pasties and greasy fish and chips! From Fifteen Cornwall to Rick Stein, Cornwall is now a foodie paradise

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Sandbanks: a traditional British seaside resort

Destination: Swanage

Ice cream boats, cream teas and fishing in rock pools are all part of the holiday experience at Sandbanks in Dorset

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Cafe Lisboa is a favourite place to chill

Valencia on a plate

Destination: Valencia

With thousands of bars, cafeterias and restaurants, there's fabulous food to be had in Valencia - you just need to know the right places to look...

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The glorious riverside at Coimbra, with the university on the hill behind

Coimbra's a cut above

Destination: Bussaco

It may be way off the usual tourist trail but that's all the more reason to love Portugal’s ancient capital of Coimbra and its beautiful surrounding countryside

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Plaza Mayor, hub of much of Madrid's nightlife

A night on the tiles in Madrid

Destination: Madrid

Glazed tiles are a fine Madrid tradition – every bar worth its salt has a tiled façade or interior. Eat, drink, and learn Spanish culture the easy way by visiting the best tiled bars in town

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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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The amazing Roman bridge that still carries traffic today, two thousand years after it was built

Rimini: much more than a beach holiday

Destination: Rimini

Rimini may be well known as Italy’s major ‘sun, sea and fun’ destination, but there is another side to this popular and historic city that is too often missed by visitors

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