A cart in Viscri
©John Gimlette

Hiking in the Carpathian Mountains

Unspoilt and untamed despite a long history of invasion, the Romanian range is full of history, beauty – and bears

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Rose Cottage at Dormy House
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The open road in southwest Iceland ©Luz Photo
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The self-service eating area and bar in the Moxy hotel

Milan’s Moxy: Oh, for a Billy bookcase

The Moxy was called ‘Ikea’s first hotel’ - but it is not what you might expect

Emma Stone and Colin Firth in the film 'Magic in the Moonlight'
©Gravier Productions

On location: Magic in the Moonlight

Woody Allen’s film conjures the glamour of the Riviera’s ‘années folles’ with grand mansions and colour-soaked cinematography

The Grand Hotel Kronenhof in Switzerland

Short cuts: Updates from Bhutan, London and Switzerland

Bhutan’s 13-day adventure tour, London’s Artist Residence hotel and Switzerland’s Golden Autumn Days package

Wave symbols indicating the ‘Wild Atlantic Way’
©Chris Moss

Exploring Ireland’s new ‘Wild Atlantic Way’

This newly branded road could well succeed in providing the hoped-for economic boon for the west coast

Le Bar at the Plaza Athénée, with its ceiling decor of billowing fabric in ‘International Klein Blue’

Paris’s new wave of luxury hotels

A band of Asian-owned luxury hotels is challenging the city’s old guard by offering modern, high-end facilities to woo wealthy tourists

A view from on board the Expreso de la Robla
©Markel Redondo

‘Train & breakfast’ on board the Expreso de la Robla

A new service lets travellers experience classic Spanish fiestas from the comfort of a hotel on wheels

Paul Richardson (in white T-shirt) in the dining car
©Markel Redondo

The train in Spain

A new service lets travellers experience classic Spanish fiestas from the comfort of a hotel on wheels

Tim Moore with Oliver Rampley (left of picture) and a siluro caught by Moore
©Michele Borzoni

Hunting monstrous catfish in Florence

Beneath the city’s historic bridges, lumbering beasts lurk in the depths of the river Arno – and a new company is taking tourists to tackle them

The setting for the Puccini Festival, overlooking Lake Massaciuccoli
©Giorgio Andreuccetti

An open-air ‘Madama Butterfly’ by the lake

In celebration of its 60th year, the Puccini Festival of Torre del Lago will showcase performances in the Gran Teatro all’aperto

Sea sailing for beginners

John Sunyer joins the maiden voyage of a company that lets even complete novices take to the ocean

Berths for billionaires: the new marina at Porto Montenegro

A plan to turn a naval base into a haven for the super-rich reaches a milestone with a new hotel and the doubling in size of the marina

Just off Corsica, the Caribbean

The tiny French island of Cavallo is privately owned and, as a result, beautifully preserved

Pedal power around Lake Constance

Inspired by the Tour de France but intimidated by the thought of a cycling holiday? Try a grand tour on an electrically assisted bike

The Tour du Mont Blanc – the ultimate cycling challenge?

Three countries, 330km of mountainous roads and 8,000m of climbing – it all adds up to one long day in the saddle for Tom Robbins

The expert selection: Formula One circuits you can drive around

A former Motor Sport editor picks five racing tracks where amateur drivers can live out their Formula One fantasies

Postcard from . . . Zurich

Choc and awe as Swiss raise the bars

Haute-couture makeover in Arles

Designer Christian Lacroix has created a ‘dashingly camp’ hotel in his home city

How to hire one of Italy’s finest villas

The 17th-century Villa Cetinale in Tuscany has been home to papal bankers, a disgraced politician and some legendary parties

The expert selection: live like a local in Paris

Apartment-rental agencies are becoming increasingly popular, offering a smart alternative to hotels

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