Food, friends and fun – a guide to Beirut
A bit of Paris, a bit of Berlin, a bit of the Orient. Ancient, yet young, posh and bohemian. That’s Beirut.
Don't miss these hotels in Verona
This beautiful city, set by a river in the midst of vineyards is a worthy setting for Romeo and Juliet. Ironically, Shakespeare never visited Verona but fabricated sites such as Juliet’s balcony seem to attract tourists as much as the Romantic Arena. The Vinitaly wine show in the spring and Fiercavalli horse show in the autumn are two of Europe’s biggest events in these sectors.
6 wonderful hotels in Genoa
Genoa, the capital of Ligura, is more than the sum of its best-known parts –il porto, Italy’s most important commercial port from 1861 until after World War II, pesto (the basil-based sauce that is famous worldwide) and Piano (as in Renzo Piano, the Pritzker-winning architect who was born here and has left his mark on the city). The Genoa Boat Show held every autumn is the biggest in the Mediterranean, while other attractions include food, culture and the largest medieval center in Europe.