Europe

  • 41 Natural Croatian gems
    There's no doubting the attractions of Croatia's Adriatic coastline, but inland lies a more private landscape waiting to be explored. Here nature reaches epic proportions in a wild secret interior that...

  • 42 Sicily, where the Corleone family has its roots
    The mere mention of Sicily triggers inevitable associations with the Mafia, at least in part because of the acclaimed Godfather trilogy. It's now 40 years since the first of the three films was released,...

  • 43 Lux in Arcana: the Vatican secret archives
    From the court records of the trial of Galileo Galilei, to the request for annulment of the marriage of Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon, the Vatican archives house innumerable documentary treasures....

  • 44 St Patrick's Day: all the craic in Dublin
    St Patrick's Day is an excuse to celebrate all things Irish, and Dublin is all set with music, dancing and street performances, fun fairs and walking tours, and, of course, the highlight, the grand St...

  • 45 HELLO! Online takes a Sixties housewife masterclass for 'The Help' DVD
    Let’s begin with a confession: I am not a domestic goddess. I’m clean and tidy, but other demands on my time means my ironing is often a necessary sacrifice. So I have no idea what to expect...

  • 46 Discover the wizardry behind 'Harry Potter'
    If you thought the magic was over, you were wrong: from the end of March 2012, the Warner Bros. behind-the-scenes tour invites visitors see first-hand some of the most memorable sets from the beloved eight-film...

  • 47 The best of Ibiza
    Sensational sunsets Glorious sunsets over the Med may be a common occurrence on Ibiza, but that doesn't make them any less breath-taking. As the sun begins to sink towards the horizon, thousands of people...

  • 48 A family festival for chocoholics
    If you're a chocoholic, why not join the 200,000 fans of the sweet delight who are expected to converge on the small Portuguese town of Obidos this month for the International Chocolate Festival? This...

  • 49 The 'Portuguese Riviera'
    Near the mouth of the Tagus, the coastal road known as the Estrada Marginal tacks back and forth across the train tracks, zigzagging between pine forest and flower-filled fields from Lisbon to Estoril...

  • 50 A treat for troglodytes
    The creamy tuffeau stone of the Loire Valley is soft and easy to excavate, which made it a popular building material for the great chateaux of this French region. Over the centuries, though, mining and...

  • 51 Award-winning golf in the Algarve
    This is the first year that the magazine has held the awards and 32% of the 3,276 votes by readers in the category for 'best value golf destination' went to the Algarve. The area also featured in other...

  • 52 Inspirational Dublin pubs


    It is impossible not to be inspired by Dublin. Whether it's the worn cobblestones of the Temple Bar district or the aroma of Guinness along the River Liffey, there's something about the Irish capital that...

  • 53 Winter holidays in the Austrian Tyrol
    Magnificent 'big-screen' landscapes that will take your breath away: majestic mountains that will have you reaching for your skis; Alpine meadows, forests, waterfalls, crystal cold lakes and picture-postcard...

  • 54 The art of Tapies lives on in Spain
    Cracks and scratches, signs and symbols, numbers and puzzles... all are unmistakable elements of the works of Antoni Tapies, the great Catalan painter and sculptor who died this week at his home in Barcelona,...

  • 55 Super ideas for Valentine's getaways
    A touch of nostalgia
 On the Devon coast, the privately owned Burgh Island – actually only separated from the mainland at high tide – is the site of Burgh Island Hotel. This fine art-deco...

  • 56 The snow show comes to Europe
    The heavy snow across Europe may have provided the kids with outdoor fun and a few unscheduled days off school but the severity of the polar cold snap is especially severe in Poland, Romania and the Ukraine,...

  • 57 Stockholm's 'underground' art gallery
    Whether or not this is the largest art gallery in the world, spread out over the 110 kilometres of the underground network of Sweden's capital, it has to be the longest. And the admission fee is simply...

  • 58 Zurich in winter white
    You'll have heard of the 'gnomes of Zurich', but what you might not know is that the city where they are based has an idyllic old quarter that might have been taken straight from a fairy-tale. And if...

  • 59 Ten top ski resorts around the world
    Baqueira Beret, Spain
 The finest ski station in Spain boasts state-of-the-art ski lifts, more kilometres of piste than any other, and its strategic orientation pretty much guarantees good snow. This...

  • 60 Frederick the Great's three hundredth birthday
    January 24, 2012 marked the 300th anniversary of the birth of Frederick the Great, but the celebrations and tributes to this historical figure are planned to continue for months, with numerous events and...



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