Florence is a city of secrets hiding in broad daylight for you to discover if you know where to look. Hidden doors, private passageways and secret rooms are built into the very foundations of this ancient city. So, it’s no wonder that tourists flock here year after year to marvel…

We’re all feeling the cold a little at the moment. Unless you’re sweating in the sweltering heat of an Australian summer on the other side of the world, you’ll be turning up the heating, adding an extra blanket to your bed and layering up to go outside in freezing winter…

With summer on the (not so!) distant horizon it’s no wonder we want to literally jump into one of these amazing swimming pools – right, now! Set it exotic locations, hideaway houses, amazing hotels and city centres, these swimming pools have some serious wow-factor! Which pool do you fancy taking…

A statue of writer Dylan Thomas takes pride of place on the Marina in Swansea

Looking for a break with a bit of culture mixed in? Come and join in the centenary celebrations of one of our country's greatest authors