Stay in Bologna for under £100 a night

There’s something addictive about Bologna, with its long porticoed streets, sun-baked squares, cavernous churches and labyrinthine lanes dotted with bars and cafes.  It is home to the western world’s oldest university (dating from the 11th century) and there are tremendous towers that make the mind boggle.  The capital of the Emilia-Romagna region retains a delightfully … Read more

Stunning one-acre private island on the Norwegian coast hits the market for £1.7million

A stunning private island on the Norwegian coast has hit the market for £1.7million. The island, called Tjaereholmen, is set on 1.1 acres of land and is covered in lush green trees. And potential buyers don’t just get the land for the asking price but also a stunning four-bedroom property, too, which can sleep up … Read more

Brits reveal the most ridiculous things they’ve seen tourists do in the UK 

Boasting royal palaces, ancient monuments and beautiful countryside – visitors to the UK are spoiled for choice for sights to see. But it appears some tourists find the local rubbish bins equally mesmerising. That’s according to an online thread that is now chock-a-block with tales of visitors to the UK doing things that, in the … Read more

The stunning entries in Cewe’s 2019 ‘Photo Award’ competition revealed

What do grizzly bears, galloping water buffalo and an Icelandic mountain have in common? They’re all subject matters in the Cewe annual ‘Photo Award’ competition. The photo book and online retailer has invited amateur and professional photographers from around the world to enter its contest and more than 175,000 entries have poured in so far. And some of … Read more

The Catalan firework festival that will make your Barcelona camping holiday go with a bang

There can be few better holiday moments than the sight of one’s children screaming in terror as explosions light the air all around, followed by an evacuation sequence that brings to mind Saving Private Ryan. It had started tamely enough. While spending a week at the Vilanova Park campsite, about 30 miles south of Barcelona, … Read more