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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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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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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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Surf school's out!

Biarritz on a budget

Destination: Biarritz

Head for Biarritz to enjoy all the style and glamour of a Cote d’Azur break, but without the crippling costs

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Table Mountain, Cape Town

A foodie guide to Cape Town

Destination: Cape Town

From Table Mountain to the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Town has a range of mouth-watering food that will keep you returning year after year

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Amelienbad Swimming pool

Time for a new view on Vienna

Destination: Vienna

“You must go to Vienna – it’s like Paris, but without the French!” So says the David Frost character in the film Frost/Nixon. But is he right?

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A new kind of York

Destination: York

Who needs its transatlantic namesake when the ancient city of York proves itself well qualified to compete in the Carrie Bradshaw shopping stakes?

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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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