City Guide: Munich, Germany

Chris Leadbeater returns to the Bavarian capital where an abundance of art, beer and green space has created one of Europe’s most enjoyable cities. It probably sounds strange to say that Munich suffers from a…

City guide: Matera, Italy

One of Italy’s most extraordinary cities tempts Christine Smallwood to return, as she looks forward to its year as European Capital of Culture. However much you read about Matera in southern Italy, seeing the sassi…

City Guide: Fez, Morocco

Considered the spiritual and cultural heart of the Kingdom, Fez has emerged as the essential Morocco city destination, writes Andrew Forbes. Morocco almost touches Europe, yet it is tantalisingly exotic. Fez, the first capital of…

City Guide: Vienna

Beneath this ornate Baroque cityscape exists a rich cultural heritage and some of the greenest urban space in the world, writes Anthony Pearce When cities are ranked by their ‘liveability’ – that is, the quality…

City Guide: Valletta, Malta

Inside the Maltese capital’s historic walls, Abigail Blasi falls for the city’s café culture, fresh seafood, Baroque architecture and stunning views The Maltese capital, Valletta, has emerged as the ideal city-break destination. A UNESCO World…