©Alberto Sinigaglia

Venetian Ghetto’s last witness to Auschwitz

Virginia Gattegno, 93, on how she survived the Nazi death camp and why it is vital to preserve Venice’s historic Jewish quarter

Invasion of the insects

Biosecurity ‘weaponry’ is helping to halt the global spread of non-native species, from rampaging caterpillars to giant hornets

Robin Lane Fox

The M&G Garden by CleveWest at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show ©RHS
Gardens likely to grab the headlines at this year’s Chelsea feature, among other things, anti-slavery messages, oak ‘metaphors’ and motorised hedges
Shopfronts at the southern end of Sloane Street
©Julian Love

Changing fortunes on Sloane Street

Despite its cachet and lofty prices, residential sales in the area have suffered over the past year

Dom Bertrand
©Filipe Redondo

Brazil’s would-be king in his two-bed home

Dom Bertrand, heir to a defunct throne, awaits the republic’s downfall after President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment

Spanish moss on trees in Forsyth Park in central Savannah, Georgia
©Richard Taylor/4Corners

Savannah, Georgia: history has its price

The city has many attractive civil war-era homes but discounted fixer uppers can be difficult to find

Girls paddling in the Serpentine in 1911
©Hutlon Archive/Getty Images

London’s lost river at Chelsea Flower Show

Designer Jo Thompson’s garden at this year’s event pays homage to the Westbourne, a river that runs under the showground itself

©Alex Ramsay/Alamy

Hay-on-Wye: Wales’s answer to Notting Hill

The small rural town has allure beyond its book festival, as rising home values demonstrate

Castle, tower of Quic-en-Groigne, with Fort National in background, seen from dungeon of castle, Saint-Malo, Brittany, France
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Why Brittany in France has coastal cachet

The sea may throw up the odd storm but the region’s rustic havens are popular and good value as second homes

Five homes with designer gardens

From an English manor house with a formal plot designed by Gertrude Jekyll to a Spanish villa with grounds by Madison Cox

Some hives that Nick Buttle kept with his late father
©Leo Goddard

Carpenter whose beehives sell worldwide

Inspired by his father’s concern for nature, Nick Buttle decided to use his joinery skills to create hives made from red cedar