By Joe.Cawley

15 facts about Florence

Odd museums, secret passageways and local delicacies - check out the sides of Florence your guidebook might not tell you about

Talcum powder wars in La Palma

If you're on the Canary Island of La Palma in February, you can expect to end up covered in fragrant white powder, as one of Spain's most bizarre festivals takes over the streets of the capital

Off the beaten track in Tenerife

Palm trees and pine forests; caves and coves; folklore and legends. Edge away from the souvenir hunters and you’ll gain the true trophy – the real Tenerife uncovered

A deep clean in Istanbul

Pain and pleasure - the inside story on what really happens in one of Istanbul's famous Turkish baths

Will the real Holland please stand up?

Those who seek a bona fide representative of the modern Holland, a hotspot of culture, history and post-post-modern architecture, should head straight to Rotterdam