Finding art and tranquility in the secret corners of Venice

On the top floor of Ca’ Rezzonico you can see the frescoes of Giandomenico Tiepolo’s private villa – Alamy Venice has always been a busy city. There were complaints about the noise and crowds centuries ago. Although I love the place today, the sheer number of other visitors can be troublesome. Unless you know how … Read more

This holiday favorite from Suffolk celebrities just gets better

Yelm Cottage, one of Wilderness Reserve’s new properties, features a double-height living room with a striking chimney Sipping a glass of red wine in the hot tub, warm against the chilly Suffolk night, my belly full of scallops and venison, I looked out at the swimming private lake and thought, this is my kind of … Read more

How Europe’s southernmost ski area cracked the code for the perfect ski holiday

Despite its southern location, the sk resort in the Sierra Nevada is one of the highest in Europe Stand at the top of Europe’s southernmost ski resort and on a clear day you can glimpse Morocco in the distance, hundreds of miles across the Mediterranean. In the foreground, the vast brown plains of Andalusia stretch … Read more

The best boutique hotels in Lisbon

Palácio Príncipe Real has a charming interior and a lush garden full of purple wisteria and jacaranda – Francisco Nogueira/Francisco Nogueira Lisbon, with its narrow cobbled streets, bougainvillea-clad squares, sea views and seven steep hills (the distinctive yellow trams rattling up and down), befits small boutique properties that retain a sense of character and the … Read more