IN MAJORCA, I discovered an example of European Union membership benefitting tourists (a 50p saving at a museum). Readers have swiftly sent other examples of favourable treatment. Spain looks the most Euro-minded country so far. 'Entrance to Cadiz Museum is free to EU nationals,' writes William Brittain-Catlin of London. 'This is a great museum, built in 1838 in the grounds of an orchard and the cloister of a convent.'

Age can be a blessing, too. Keith Eagles of Tewkesbury writes: 'While recently holidaying in Sorrento, my wife and I visited Pompeii and discovered any British (or presumably EU) visitor under 18 or over 65 was able to enter the ruins free. Sadly, neither I nor my wife qualify, so we had to pay the 10,000 lire ( pounds 4) admission fee.' And according to Valerie Levens of Liverpool: 'The Venice Accademia has had senior citizen concessions since 1991.' But when I visited the Florence Accademia (home of Michelangelo's David) a fortnight ago, it was making no allowances to anyone. The signs say: 'All concessions ended in 1991.'

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