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Fashion & Accessories in Tuscany

The Mall

Shop for last season's Gucci, Ferragamo, Ermenegildo Zegna, Fendi, Valentino et al at this mall, 30km from Florence. Buses (€5, up to eight daily) depart daily from the SITA bus station.
Volcano in Dodecanese

Nisyros Volcano

There are five craters in the caldera of Greece's only active volcano. A path descends into the largest one, Stefanos, where you can examine the multicoloured fumaroles, listen to their hissing and smell their sulph…
Archaeological Site in Cyprus


This was Cyprus' most important pre-Christian city, and it's still the country's best archaeological site. You could easily spend a day here, checking out the fully restored Roman amphitheatre, the gymnasium with ma…
Religious Site in Greece


The monasteries of Meteora are one of the most extraordinary sights in mainland Greece. Built into and on top of huge pinnacles of smooth rock, the earliest monasteries were reached by climbing articulated removable…
Outdoors in Ireland

Cliffs of Moher

One of Ireland's most famous sights, the Cliffs of Moher (Aillte an Mothair, or Ailltreacha Mothair) rise to a height of 214m (702ft). They are entirely vertical and the cliff edge is abrupt. Where access is permitt…
Performing Arts in Wales

National Eisteddfod

Pronounced ey-steth-vot, this eight-day movable feast of Welsh culture is Europe’s largest festival of competitive music-making and poetry. Descended from ancient Bardic tournaments, it is conducted in Welsh, but th…
Performing Arts in Wales

Urdd National Eisteddfod

Urdd Eisteddfod is a young people’s festival – urdd (pronounced irth) is Welsh for ‘youth’ – held in late May/early June at changing venues. It's one of Europe's biggest youth events. The format resembles its bigger…
Food & Drink in Slovenia

Sevnica Salami Festival

Salami festival held in March in Sevnica in Dolenjska.
Food & Drink in Slovenia

Cherry Festival

Annual festival held at Dobrovo in Goriška Brda in June (Primorska).
Food & Drink in Slovenia

Polenta Festival

Annual festival held in the Vipava Valley in July.