I've buzzed past the Colosseum on a Vespa, witnessed the Palio in Siena, swum in crystal-clear water off Sardinia. But it was the passeggiata in Siracusa that really brought it home, that made the word 'Italy' one of the few that can instantly erase lines from my forehead. It ain't perfect, of course. Driving in Italy is hairy; the difference between romance and real life in places like Naples and Sicily can be jarring, and tourist crowds are pushing Venice towards crisis. But who wants perfection? That would be boring - one thing Italy could never be. From David to the Dolomites, the Aeolian Islands to the Amalfi Coast, we've tried to capture its essence in our travel pages. Impossible? Absolutely. But it's the perfect excuse to go back... Buon viaggio! - Pól Ó Conghaile 1. Take a Fiat 500 tour in Rome Want to experience the iconic craziness of Italian driving while feeling like you’re starring a 1950s Cinecittà Studios movie? Make those dreams come true with a … [Read more...] about The Italian Bucket List: 25 things to do in Italy before you die!
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Oh, Google. What did we do before we had your bank of a billion websites at our fingertips? You can answer our existential questions (try “What is the meaning of life, the universe and everything?”), tell us why we might soon be dying (try any ailment) and - apparently one of the top searches every month - inform us of the time. But punch in “What are the best holiday destinations in the world” and there are some surprising answers. Yes, there are the classic “bucket list” regulars of Machu Picchu, the Great Barrier Reef and the Taj Mahal in the carousel of 50 sights. But some came as a surprise to Telegraph Travel. After enquiring about how this travel carousel is compiled, we were informed by a spokesperson from Google that their “best holiday destinations in the world” list is not curated by a panel of experts but rather it is a collation of dynamic results, generated automatically to reflect the most popular search topics. Which … [Read more...] about The world’s best holiday destinations? You asked Google – here are its most curious answers
Hull's an intriguing city, tucked away at the end of the M62 on the way to nowhere but the North Sea. We all know it's full of surprises with its own distinct character and style. But what are the rites of passage that every proud Hullensian should experience before they pass on to that great cream phone box in the sky? We're not talking big, scary things like skydiving or clambering right to the top of the Humber Bridge. We're talking about everyday, ordinary things that will make you smile and give you the best insight into everyday Hull life. In no particular order, here are the 101 most Hull things you should try at least once. 1) Have a Hull Tequila Slammer at Hull Cheese It uses chip spice instead of salt. Only in Hull could you get a tequila slammer garnished with something most people put on their chips. 2) Get a wolf-whistle from someone very unexpected in Pearson Park He's a cheeky but well-known bird that parrot. 3) Talk into the tidal barrier The major art project, City … [Read more...] about The ultimate bucket list: 101 things to do in Hull before you die
From adult-only inflatable obstacle courses to epic eating challenges there's plenty to keep you, your friends and family busy this summer in Nottingham... even if the weather isn't behaving itself. Grown-ups can wet their whistle down at Nottingham's new craft beer festival while footy fans can cheer on England at the city's very own fanzone - both which are down at Sneinton Market in June. Inside there's plenty of fun to be had too, with multi-award winning musical Titanic docking at the Theatre Royal in July and Walking with Dinosaurs hitting the Motorpoint Arena in August. Take a look a below at more don't miss events. Nottingham Craft Beer Week, various locations, June 9-16 This year more than 30 of the city’s best venues and breweries are involved in the event from June 9 to 16. The Abdication micro pub at Daybrook, Barrel Drop in Hurts Yard, Bunkers Hill, Hockley, Jamcafe in Heathcoat Street, Head of Steam, High Pavement, Southbank City, Friar Lane, and Yarn, at the … [Read more...] about The ULTIMATE Nottingham summer bucket list
PUBLISHED: 21:00 11 April 2018 Karen Richards Dusseldorf panoramic shot. Archant Features writer Karen Richards travelled to the German city of Düsseldorf to see the heady sights, sample the cuisine and soak up its 24-hour culture. The Rhine embankment. Take a huge slice of culture, add a mix of stylish modern and stunning historic architecture, and a smattering of beautiful waterside views and wash it down with a good glug of dark brown beer and you get a small taste of what Düsseldorf is about. The western German city runs along the banks of the river Rhine, with a smaller river, the Düssel running through it and into the main river. The Rhine straddles the city, dividing the old town (Altstadt) on the east bank and the newer, commercial area on the west. It is the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia and is the seventh most populated city in Germany. The beauty of a visit to central Düsseldorf is that everything, from the old town, to ‘the … [Read more...] about TRAVEL REVIEW: A taste of the very best of German cuisine in Düsseldorf