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The perfect weekend in Colombo

Many travellers to Sri Lanka skip the capital and head straight for the coast or Hill Country – but they’re missing out on some incredible food, history and culture

How to spend the perfect weekend in Verona

As this year marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, what better time to visit the city at the heart of one of the bard's best-known plays - fair Verona

The perfect weekend in Dublin

With a new craft beer festival, National Heritage Week and the Tiger Fringe Festival all happening over the next month, there's never been a better time to visit Dublin

How to spend the perfect 48 hours in Athens

Athens is too often overlooked in favour of the Greek islands, but with its fabulous August festival and proximity to the newly hot Peloponnese peninsula, it's time to take notice

48 Hours in Montpellier

This south-western French city has a charming medieval centre just 10km from the Mediterranean shoreline

48 Hours in Biarritz

The city where Basque culture meets Gascon chic is an ideal summer destination

48 Hours in Shanghai

China’s biggest city provides a rewarding window  into the world’s most populous country

48 Hours in Bordeaux

A new landmark wine centre, tramway and renovation of its historic city centre are giving this Euro 2016 host city added sparkle

48 Hours in Salt Lake City

There's more to the city than Mormons - the state capital is home to craft brew pubs and hiking trails, with impressive national parks and ski resorts on the doorstep

48 Hours in Lima

South America's only coastal capital is easier to reach from today, with new flights from London

48 Hours in Florence

Spring sunshine and annual processions make this a particularly alluring time to visit the Tuscan capital