Cool Summer: 20 Italian events not to miss

Summer – and there’s always something happening in Italy. It’s a country that loves a spectacle. Whether it’s an opulent outdoor opera concert, a lavish art retrospective in one of its many dazzling galleries or a city-wide cultural jamboree. Yes, this country likes to stage a bit of a do. And, all summer long, there’s no More >

Barcelona’s must-try street food

Street food is having a moment in Barcelona. So much so that the city even has its own street food festival. Born Street Food sees Barcelona’s most exciting young chefs ply their wares on the Bla de Palau, from 17-19 June. El Born is one of the city’s most exciting places for a gastronomic wander. It’s More >

The Shopper’s Guide to…Croatia

Croatia’s sunny Istrian peninsula is edged with historic towns – ports whose trading links to Venice, the eastern Mediterranean and beyond, have influenced the craftsmanship and the designs of the region’s fine fashion, silverware, art and ceramics. Croatia offers a variety of treasures, from neckties (which were invented in Croatia) to beautiful handmade jewellery. Make More >

Pots of Gold: In Praise of the Fondue

Bubbling cheese, kirsch and a touch of garlic – what’s not to love about a traditional Swiss fondue? Oh, ok, apart from the calories? Moderation is everything, though, and once a year – let’s say on National Cheese Fondue Day, for example (hint, that’s today) – it’s worth celebrating the gooey, oozey, comforting bowl of More >
Siurana, vista des del castell, serra de la Gritella, Muntanyes de Prades, Cornudella de Montsant, Priorat, Tarragona

The Other Side of the Costa Dorada

Yes, the beaches are fabulous. But venture a little further inland, away from the busy resorts of the coast to discover the Costa Dorada’s mountainous backbone, its castles and vineyards and its historic villages. If you hanker for a true taste of the region, you’ll be glad you did. Half an hour is all it takes to More >