Style high: Milan's ancient and modern skyline

48 Hours In: Milan

Italy's fashion capital is also home to a network of canals perfected by Leonardo da Vinci, says Aoife O'Riordain

Square route: the busy Piata Universitatii

48 Hours In: Bucharest

Once known as the 'Paris of the East', the Romanian capital is at last rediscovering its former glory. Let John Malathronas be your guide

Your carriage awaits: Taj Falaknuma Palace

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This magnificent southern Indian city won't stay off the tourist map for long, writes Sarah Khan

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48 Hours In: Madrid

Things are hotting up in the Spanish capital, with a packed cultural calendar for spring

Pool resources: the Imperial Hotel blends character and style

48 Hours In: Delhi

Join Anthony Lambert for a tour of India's multi-faceted and bustling capital as it prepares to celebrate the Hindu spring festival

Wing it: bats at Congress Avenue Bridge

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The capital of Texas comes alive this weekend, with pioneering flights giving easier access to a city that has a spring in its step. Simon Calder saddles up

Tall order: Cerro Santa Lucia and the high-rise city

48 Hours In: Santiago

Chile's capital is gaining new flights from Europe, making this is a great time to go, says Simon Calder

Square root: the Piazza Maggiore

48 Hours In: Bologna

The medieval arcades of this northern Italian city make it a good bet in winter – and a blockbuster exhibition bolsters the appeal, says Julia Buckley

The Shambles

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This city, rich in history from its Roman foundations to the Industrial Revolution, is gearing up for a new role as host to the Tour de France, says Simon Calder

Cuban wheels: a taxi driver waits by his classic car

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Explore independent restaurants, guesthouses and galleries in the Cuban capital, says Claire Boobbyer

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William Cook explores the Latvian capital's rich medieval and Art Nouveau architecture as the city gears up to become European Capital of Culture

Green belt: one of the city's extensive parks

48 Hours In: Melbourne

Australia's green and cosmopolitan bayside city is in bloom with open-air cinemas, al fresco cafés and cycle trails that lead to seaside suburbs, says Cal Flyn

Up on the roof: a view of Fès from Palais Amani

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This medieval Moroccan city offers the charm of Marrakech without the fuss, says Sarah Khan

Stall stars: the city's Christmas Market

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