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Expert guide to Rome

Essential information<p><b>British embassy:</b> Via 20 Settembre, 80a, 00187 Roma; 0039 06 4220 0001 www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/british-embassy-rome<p><b>Tourist office & information:</b> there are Tourist Information Points all over the city. As well as the two airports, you'll find useful ones at …

The 10 best beach holidays in Italy for 2018

For more general advice on booking a break in Italy, see our Italy summer holidays guide. Our complete guide features expert recommendations for city, beach, villa, culture, food and drink and activity holidays.<p>1. Puglia, Italy<p>Some of the best beaches in mainland Italy are in Puglia – particularly …

The Most Overrated Attractions in Europe (And Where to Go Instead)

When it comes to traveling in Europe, it seems like everyone has something to say. There are countless online polls of best and worst sights to pore …

European Travel

Best online fashion boutiques

From catwalk collections to mongrammed pyjamas, we bring you our favourite websites for online fashion shopping.<p><b>1stdibs</b><p>An astoundingly good source of vintage clothes and jewellery, from extremely rare fashion finds to precious costume jewels, from specialist dealers across Europe and America.</b> …

Selling

The best face serums

Supercharge your skincare regime with some of our favourite face serums on the market. Whether you want to tackle fine lines, dehydration or pigmentation, there's something for everyone.<p>Best overnight serum<p>Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair, £72<p>A staple for anyone's skincare cabinet if you're …

Skin Care

The world’s 20 most visited cities – where does London rank?

Britain's 20 best cities – according to you

Say goodbye to the avocado: why aubergines are the next big superfood

Kale has wilted. The avocado is over-cado. Cauliflower has become uncool-iflower. Yes, adjust your salads and alert your #eatclean hashtags. They have all been replaced as the hottest ingredient in the kitchen by an unlikely, hitherto unsung hero: the humble aubergine. The eggplant, as our American …

Dining Rooms

Barnsley House

Cirencester, Cotswolds, England<p>Barnsley House, an ultra-chic and immensely relaxing retreat for grown-ups, is a Cotswold beauty set in a picturesque honey-stone village. It offers contemporary rooms, good food and a glorious spa, but best of all is its famous garden, a seminal creation of the …

Authoritarian European Commission created Brexit and could destroy the union, eastern states warn

AN AUTHORITARIAN European Commission was to blame for Brexit and must give up on its federalist dreams or risk the disintegration of the European Union, eastern European states have warned as the continent’s divisions were laid bare.<p>“The EU has to change, we have to reform it," Beata Szydlo, the …

Europe

The game-changing mascaras that genuinely will transform your lashes

Mascara is a beauty staple and finding the right one for you is the equivalent of finding the Holy Grail. With hundreds of different options, from lengthening and defining to curling and volumising, it can be easy to get lost in the choice. To make shopping for your perfect mascara easier, we've …

The World’s Most Colorful Cities

It’s easy to spot the Venetian Island of Burano from the sea. The jewel-colored homes act like a beacon, which is what they were intended to be. …

Disproving 9 of the Biggest 9/11 Conspiracy Theories

Jet fuel. Controlled demolitions. No debris. Let's get to the bottom of it.<p>An extraordinary event requires an extraordinary explanation. But for some, the idea that 19 men could commandeer four commercial airliners in a coordinated attack and use them as 400-ton missiles to destroy such massive …

World Trade Center

Britain's 20 most beautiful hidden beaches

Stretching for thousands of miles, with uninhabited islands and unseen inlets, our coast is the greatest tract of untouched wilderness left in Britain today. This is a Narnia where untouched sands lie as fresh as snow, sea caves beckon you to enter and vast stretches of marram grass dunes hide …