Tomorrow: Check into Francis Ford Coppola's latest hotel, Palazzo Margherita which has just opened in Italy. The film director and hotelier – who has retreats in Belize, Guatemala Argentina and the US – promises "frescos on its ceilings ... and palatial rooms" in his first European hotel (

Meanwhile, the celebrity chefs of Cornwall are rustling up a feast this weekend. There's a spring farmers' market at Jamie Oliver's Fifteen in Watergate Bay today ( And Rick Stein will be at his Cornish Arms pub in Padstow signing books at 11am ahead of the weekend-long "Beer and Mussels" food event (

Next week: On Thursday, the Museum of Contemporary Art reopens in Sydney after a A$53m (£35m) renovation. It will unveil three new galleries and a bold, modern extension called the Mordant Wing (

In the diary: Closer to home, the annual Berlin Biennale cultural festival takes place from 27 April, with exhibitions, talks and events at a host of venues across the city until 1 July ( And the Dutch celebrate their Queen's Day on 30 April, with Amsterdam traditionally leading the revelry. Expect seas of orange-clad locals, food stalls, music and a carnival-like atmosphere (