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

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A look at what the country can offer to urbanites and adventurers alike
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

Porto Montenegro
©Veri Veroza

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

A sandy cove on Cavallo, part of the Lavezzi archipelago

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: cyclists on the gruelling ride
©Yves Breton

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

©Silverstone Circuits Limited

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

Sweden’s midsummer madness

Like New Year’s eve and a holiday weekend rolled into one, the year’s longest day turns into a party night to remember

On location: ‘Walking on Sunshine’

This feel-good musical takes film-goers to the Salento region of Puglia, famed for its distinctive conical houses and white-sand beaches

Great Walks: Hadrian’s Wall

Rory Stewart finds history in almost every step as he follows the Roman wall across northern England

Postcard from . . . Bordeaux

Escape from the grape: not just for wine lovers any more

Magaluf repackaged

Best known for high-rise apartments and drunken partygoers, the Mallorcan resort is seeking to move upmarket

Postcard from ... Tresco

Art in the great outdoors for a ‘far more immersive, thought-provoking’ viewing

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