Features - Europe
HelsinkiIn the Finnish capital, all roads lead to the Baltic Sea, sparkling and bustling with cruise boats and ferries in summer, covered with dazzling ice in winter.
Although often overshadowed by Florence, former maritime power Pisa is a jewel of urban architecture with a long-standing cultural verve.
Articles - Europe
Late spring is an excellent time to visit Athens. The mild sunny weather is ideal for outdoor experiences both in the centre of the city and on its Riviera.
Compact and hospitable, Yerevan is an excellent choice for a perfect weekend – whether you’re a history geek, art and music lover, or sophisticated gourmand.
Oslovians enjoy summer, but they truly appreciate living in a city with four distinct seasons even more. Come and enjoy the gorgeous autumn foliage, and bring your umbrella, just in case.
Spanning the majestic Danube River and crowned by a hilltop palace, Budapest is as grand as Paris. Nevertheless, the Central European capital adds its own special flair.
It might have a reputation as a staid banking city, but Zurich has a lively alter-ego that features avant-garde art and design, hip nightlife, and revitalised inner-city suburbs full of energy.
Early summer is one of the best times to discover Bucharest. The city, more than 500 years old, is an eclectic mix of new and old, which unfolds under the bright summer sun.
Surrounded by the majestic Pyrenees mountains, and flanked by hundreds of kilometres of magnificent Iberian coastline, Catalonia and its incredible capital city of Barcelona are steeped in history, yet still modern.
weekend away - Stockholm
In February, Stockholm is still in its winter deep freeze, but don’t be put off visiting the Swedish capital, which presents a winter wonderland with a very cosy ambiance.