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  • Romans fear new lights will kill romance

    Romans fear new lights will kill romance

    Many Rome residents are angry that the city's golden-hued streetlights are being replaced by colder LED lighting that, they say, destroys the romance. Pascale Davies reports.

  • A land of unspoilt open spaces where tradition still reigns supreme

    A land of unspoilt open spaces where tradition still reigns supreme

    “Once you visit Cyprus and experience its multifaceted beauty, you will never want to leave,” our guide said prophetically on the first day of our stay on this jewel of the Mediterranean, not entirely worlds apart from our own beautiful country.

  • Generation Jaws

    Generation Jaws

    As a member of generation Jaws, sharks have always inspired a fascination and a frisson of fear. My husband, however, is an out and out shark lover. He is also a Valentine’s baby, which is why, at 7am on Valentine’s Day, I found myself on the...

  • Masters of portraiture

    Masters of portraiture

    The Encounter: Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt brings together 50 drawings showcasing Britain’s finest collections by artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Dürer, Rubens and Rembrandt in one exhibition in London. The National Portrait Gallery...

  • Retrospective of little-known French realist photographer

    Retrospective of little-known French realist photographer

    A photographer with a keen eye, Eli Lotar has been given full recognition in an exhibition of rare beauty at the Jeu de Paume in Paris. Comprising 100 photos, viewers are taken on a journey through the avant-garde, devilishly modern and...

  • A popular oasis in the heart of Canada

    A popular  oasis in the heart of Canada

    Part of the Montreal Botanical Garden in Canada, opposite the Olympic Stadium, is the Montreal Insectarium. The largest in North America, it used to have an annual Insect Tasting Day. On the menu were zero fat, ecologically important yellow...

  • ‘The Vulgar’ moves to Vienna

    ‘The Vulgar’ moves to Vienna

    The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined is a controversial yet compelling topic of taste in fashion. Currently on display at the Winter Palace in Vienna, The Vulgar offers creations by leading designers, spanning a period from the Renaissance through to...

  • Delphi – the centre of the world

    Delphi – the centre of the world

    Trudging beneath the scorching sun up the steep slope connecting the Delphi Archaeological Museum to the actual archaeological site 200 metres up Mount Parnassus, Melisande Aquilina tried to convince herself that the eagle’s nest of ancient ruins...

  • A spectacular setting

    A spectacular setting

    Italy is teeming with places that make you feel like you are on a movie set – the Trevi Fountain in Rome, the Amalfi coast near Naples and Venice’s lagoons come to mind. But there is one place in particular that for filmmakers and visitors alike...

  • The other Ground Zero

    The other Ground Zero

    Kevin Galea experiences hope in the Basque town of Guernica, the site of mass aerial bombing during the Spanish Civil War which left hundreds of civilians dead. Senor Luis Iriondo opened the door and showed me the lavatory that saved his life.

  • Calabria – Italy’s region with a thousand faces

    Calabria – Italy’s region with a thousand faces

    La Calabria could easily be considered as the cradle of Italy’s ancient civilizations , where all over its territory one can encounter plenty of evidence of them dating back to Prehistoric times. The cave of Romito, as an example, which is...

  • Discovering the world’s gins

    Discovering the world’s gins

    UK’s Manor House gin collection invites you to uncover the secrets of the world famous gin. Behind the doors of historic gin distilleries, one can unveil the care, skill and artistry behind every drop. The sommelier recommended an aged Colombian.

  • Staining shirts in Berlin

    Staining shirts in Berlin

    You know that favourite shirt you have? Well, whatever you do, do not pack it in your hand luggage and certainly do not wear it in Berlin. A map of stains now decorate this particular shirt, each constellation a different food outlet which I just...

  • The Tropics of the Med

    The Tropics of the Med

    Trip Advisor travellers have declared that the Beach of Rabbits (La Baia dei Conigli) in Lampedusa is not just a beautiful beach, but the most beautiful beach in the World. Many refer to it as La Isola più bella del Mondo. The Pelagian Islands...

  • See more of the world with Emirates special fares

    See more of the world with Emirates special fares

    Emirates is offering special Economy Class fares to travellers from Malta on a selection of its destinations to Cyprus, Dubai, the Far East, Africa, southeast Asia and Australia. For a limited time an all-inclusive Eco­nomy Class fares from Malta...

  • Celebrating the legacy of Balenciaga

    Celebrating the legacy of Balenciaga

    This May, the Victoria & Albert in London will open the first ever UK exhibition exploring the work of Cristóbal Balenciaga and his profound and continuing influence on modern fashion. It will be the first of its kind to look at his unique...

  • In pursuit of the Northern lights

    In pursuit of the Northern lights

    During her 1,400km car journey round the unpredictable Icelandic ring road, Christine Spiteri captures the contrasting dynamic and still landscape of Europe’s most sparsely populated island. We ventured to Iceland on a whim. All it took to...

  • Emirates opens premium lounges in Dubai airport

    Emirates opens premium lounges in Dubai airport

    Emirates has launched an additional privilege to extend the usage of its luxury lounges at Dubai International Airport to its Loyalty Programme members and their guests at a minimal fee regardless of their class of travel. The pay-per-visit access...

  • Amazing sculptures at Japan's annual snow festival

    Amazing sculptures at Japan's annual snow festival

    The annual Sapporo snow festival kicked off today, featuring ice sculptures of iconic locations, movie characters, celebrities, and even the US President Donald Trump. One of the largest exhibits of the festival is Paris' famous monument, the Arc...

  • Celebrating Giacometti

    Celebrating Giacometti

    Alberto Giacometti’s works are being brought together for the UK’s first major retrospective dedicated to the artist, best known for his distinctive, elongated figures. This summer, Tate Modern pre­sents the UK’s first major retrospective of...

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