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Where to stay for Primavera Sound Barcelona

Where to stay for Primavera Sound Barcelona

Primavera Sound Barcelona has long been the festival of choice for music fanatics who simply don’t love roughing it out in a tent. The beauty of Prima is that, thanks to its location in the Parc del Fórum, it’s essentially in the city centre: guests don’t head back to campsites but to Barcelona’s hotels, Airbnbs and hostels. Posh AF, we know.  If you’re heading to Primavera Sound in 2023, you’ll want to know where’s best to lay your head after a night of revelry. Luckily, there’s plenty of choice. From accommodation near the festival site to places within easy access of shuttles to the festival, there’s a huge range of options for all budgets. Here’s our lowdown on where to stay for Primavera Sound Barcelona. RECOMMENDED:🎸 The best music festivals in the world 🪩 The best music festivals in Europe

The 12 best Christmas markets in Germany

The 12 best Christmas markets in Germany

Given that so many Christmas traditions originate in Germany, it’s no surprise that the land of the Tannenbaum boasts such magical winters. Advent calendars, gingerbread (Lebkuchen), Sankt Nikolaus himself and, of course, the Christmas market all have German roots.  Travelling around Germany in December is a must-do: nearly every German town puts on its own yearly Weihnachtsmarkt, while the major cities positively brim with them. In a country with notoriously grey winters, German Christmas markets sort of make sense: they’re central locations where people can embrace the season rather than cower indoors. Here neighbours can eat, drink and be merry – all under the glow of festive lights. Market themes may differ, but you’ll always find certain staples: wooden stalls selling mulled wine (Glühwein), sizzling Bratwurst from the grill, candied almonds and roasted chestnuts, plus an array of local craftspeople selling their finest handmade wares. Whether you’re planning to ski in the Bavarian Alps or immerse yourself in the Berlin clubbing scene, don’t miss the chance to catch even the frostiest of Deutsche in the Christmas spirit. Here are our top 12 Christmas markets in Germany.  RECOMMENDED: 🇩🇪 Full guide to the best things to do in Germany🎄 The best Christmas markets to visit in Europe this winter🎅 The best Christmas markets in the world

Your ultimate guide to Primavera Sound Barcelona 2023

Your ultimate guide to Primavera Sound Barcelona 2023

Once the tightly kept secret of music nerds Europe-wide, these days the Barcelona edition of Primavera Sound is one of the continent’s biggest music festivals. Known for its stacked line-ups, spectacularly picturesque setting on the Barcelona waterfront and a venue in the Parc del Forum that seems purpose-built for an urban festival, there’s a reason Primavera has such legendary status. Every year Primavera Sound Barcelona seems to get bigger, but its appeal remains the same. The line-ups are still a phenomenal mix of straight-up legends and game-changing newcomers. The Parc del Forum is as well-equipped and laid-out as ever. And Barcelona remains, obviously, a marvellous host city perfect for a weekend (and more) of musical revelry. And while, sure, plenty of other Primavera Sounds have popped up around the world, everywhere from Porto and Santiago to Los Angeles and Madrid, there’s nothing quite like the OG. So here’s all you need to know about Primavera Sound Barcelona in 2023, from the dates and line-up to tickets and access. RECOMMENDED:🎸 The best music festivals in Europe🪩 The best music festivals in the world When is Primavera Sound Barcelona 2023? The 2023 edition of Primavera Sound Barcelona will take place from June 1 to June 3, though festivalgoers will also have access to Primavera a la Ciutat gigs in the city from May 29. This is a different set-up to the 2022 edition, which saw the festival held over two weekends.  How can I get Primavera Sound tickets?  Early

The 12 best cheap hotels in NYC

The 12 best cheap hotels in NYC

NYC can be a very, very expensive place – but it doesn’t have to be. And you don’t have to sacrifice style or quality for cheap prices, either. If you know where to look, NYC is packed to the brim with chic, cozy hotels at prices that won’t make your eyes water. So whether you’re hunting for a historic hideaway, a room with a view, or simply a hotel with an uber-convenient location, we’ve got you covered. Below we’ve rounded up NYC’s finest cheap hotels, helping you leave plenty of room in your wallet to splurge on the rest of your trip. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best hotels in NYC This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, click here.

The 7 best places to visit in Germany

The 7 best places to visit in Germany

How do you sum up somewhere like Germany? You can’t – not really. Once an empire made up of dozens of kingdoms, duchies and principalities, and later divided into two during the Cold War, Germany as we know it today has only really existed for around a few decades. It remains a complicated, culturally diverse place, packed with an inordinate number of the most fascinating places in both Europe and the world. This is a nation with bucketloads of history, tonnes of great food, a legendary beer heritage and some of Europe’s wildest natural landscapes. So if you’re looking to visit, where do you start? Here’s where to go if you want to begin getting to grips with this magnificent country. Discover Germany: 🇩🇪 The best things to do in Germany🌭 The best restaurants in Germany❄️ The best Christmas markets in Germany

The 14 best cheap hotels in Singapore

The 14 best cheap hotels in Singapore

Singapore has a reputation as one of the most expensive cities in the world – and quite rightly so. But that's not to say the bustling metropolis doesn't have its fair share of affordable places to stay. Whether for staycations or wider travels, you can still find plenty of ways to do the city on a budget. You’ve just got to know where to look. Luckily enough, we do know where to look and, what’s more, Singapore’s bargain hotels still manage to be very luxurious indeed. Some even include swimming pools and fitness centres, all conveniently located within the city limits. So what are you waiting for? Dive into our favourite of Singapore’s finest cheap hotels. RECOMMENDED: The best cheap things to do in Singapore with kids This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, click here.

The 18 best places to go for Christmas

The 18 best places to go for Christmas

There’s visiting a place – and then there’s visiting it at Christmas. The most magical time of the year has a habit of transforming destinations around the world in spectacular ways: cities get decked out in dazzling decorations, streets teem with local traditions and squares are taken over by pop-up festive markets dishing out stocking fillers and seasonal treats. That said, some destinations are great to visit at Christmas for precisely the opposite reason: because you might not even realise it’s Christmas at all. Who hasn’t sometimes wanted to forget the holiday exists, head somewhere that Christmas isn’t a thing, and come home when the madness is over? And so, when considering the best destinations to visit at Christmas, we haven’t just included places with quirky traditions or an unmissable festive atmosphere. We’ve also included some Scrooge-appropriate destinations where you can swerve the festivities entirely. Dive into our festive travel hit list below and you’re guaranteed to find somewhere great to spend the season – whether you’re embracing or escaping those twinkly Christmas vibes. RECOMMENDED: 🎄 Amazing Christmas towns to visit around the world🎁 The best Christmas markets to visit in Europe and worldwide❄️ The best places to travel in December🍿 The 50 best Christmas movies of all time🎶 The 60 best Christmas songs of all time

The 14 best places to celebrate New Year around the world

The 14 best places to celebrate New Year around the world

Sure, New Year is just another day – a pointless way-marker in the relentless march of time. But it can also be damn good fun. All over the world, December 31 sees people getting together for a night of revelry, pushing one year into the past and welcoming in the next. And it’s not just about parties and fireworks: plenty of places have distinctive customs that make them unique places to spend New Year. From giant falling potatoes to cramming your mouth with grapes, humanity has got some fabulous ways of marking a new year. Hhere we’ve picked the top 14 places around the world to celebrate an unforgettable New Year’s Eve – whether that’s with offbeat traditions or flat-out partying. And as to spending New Year’s Day with an epic hangover? That bit’s entirely down to you. RECOMMENDED: 🎶 The best New Year’s songs to count down to 2023❄️ The best places to travel in December🎆 The ultimate guide to Hogmanay in Edinburgh🧧 The Chinese New Year traditions you should know

The 17 best things to do in Tenerife

The 17 best things to do in Tenerife

It’s all too easy to lump Tenerife – the largest of Spain’s seven Canary Islands – in with all the other classic package holiday destinations. But there’s much more to this isle than all-inclusive hotels, theme parks and Irish bars. Tenerife is full of fascinating and quirky stuff to see and do – much of which you can’t do anywhere else. From delicious wine and tapas that rival anything you'll find on the Spanish mainland to stunning botanical gardens, phenomenal hiking trails and mesmerising art, Tenerife has something for every discerning traveller. And you can drive across the entire thing in well under three-and-a-half hours! Not only is there loads of things to see on Tenerife and not only is it all very, very accessible, but it’s also on an island just off the coast of Africa – meaning that it’s usually warm and sunny year-round. Here’s where to to get started! RECOMMENDED: 🛏 The 12 best hotels in Tenerife

The 13 best Christmas markets in the world

The 13 best Christmas markets in the world

Wafts of toasty gingerbread and spicy mulled wine fill your nose, twinkling fairy lights and rows of Bavarian-style huts dazzle the eyes, and jolly seasonal music tinkles into your ears… there aren’t many winter activities that provide as much of a sensory overload as a stroll through a Christmas market. Although European Christmas markets have been a tradition for centuries, festive markets have recently become established across the world – and it’s probably because there’s simply no better way to soak up the holiday spirit. After all, you’re somewhere with dark, miserable winters, they’re places to immerse yourself in light and warmth. And in hotter climates, festive markets provide a taste of a classic chocolate-box Christmas. And there’s so much variety to what you can get at different Christmas markets. Whether you’re looking to pick up handcrafted gifts or a get a quick thrill on a fairground ride; whether you’re hunting for traditional German markts or sprawling modern mini-towns filled with light displays, there’s a Christmas market for you. Below, we’ve picked out the best: 13 of the most dazzling and unforgettable Christmas markets from all over the world. RECOMMENDED: 🎁 The best Christmas markets to visit in Europe this winter🎅 The best places to go for Christmas🎄 Magical Christmas towns to visit around the world❄️ The best places to travel in December

The six best Christmas towns to visit around the world

The six best Christmas towns to visit around the world

Perhaps you really do, as the song goes, wish it could be Christmas every day. Well, in a few parts of the world, that’s totally a thing. Dotted across the globe, there are entire towns and villages that deliver serious Christmas energy – no matter what time of the year you visit. Some of these magical places are specifically dedicated to all things Christmas, with year-round festive celebrations and activities. Others are simply destinations that just inherently look and feel very, very Christmassy. Either way, in the world’s most sparkly Christmas towns and villages, you can guarantee some solid seasonal feels whenever you go. Here are the best and most festive. RECOMMENDED:🎄 The best places to go for Christmas🎁 The best Christmas markets to visit in Europe this winter❄️ The best places to travel in December🍿 The 50 best Christmas movies of all time

The 12 best Airbnbs in Paris

The 12 best Airbnbs in Paris

There’s never a bad time to visit Paris. The City of Light has the capacity for many a dreamy getaway, from its diverse neighbourhoods and world-leading selection of stuff to see and do to the fact that it offers so much at different times of the year. However, as much as the French capital is one of the essential cultural hotspots, it’s also known for being a little dear when it comes to hotel accommodation. And that’s exactly why, in recent years, Airbnb has boomed in Paris with a fantastic array of affordable, quirky and bespoke options.  From the enchanting village feel of Montmartre to the très trendy South Pigalle, we’ve scoured the net for Paris’ finest Airbnbs. Whether you're looking for massive eight-person houses or a tiny little annex, these fantastic stays will put you right in the heart of all things great about this vibrant city. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, click here.

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Alturas

Alturas

London’s Latinx music scene has a lot going on at the mo – and there’s nowhere better to get a taste of it than Alturas, which returns to Stoke Newington’s Doña this January. From the Latin/folk/jazz fusion of singer-songwriter XATIVA and silky, dark pop of Sophie Castillo to the Andean-inflected dancefloor concoctions of ANTIK’ARA and classic bossa nova of Cláudia Marques, revel in a diverse blend of contemporary Latinx sounds. And better yet, the deliciously kitsch Bar Doña will be dishing up its usual array of tacos and mezcal all night.

Halloween Jack the Ripper Tour

Halloween Jack the Ripper Tour

Tracing the exploits of a gruesome serial killer, the Jack the Ripper tours are scary enough as they are. But add a Halloween theme and the opportunity to drink a potentially frightful amount of booze? Even more spine-chilling. A collaboration between Spitalfields cocktail bar Discount Suit Company and walking tour company London’s Walks, the Halloween edition of the Jack the Ripper tour will explore the streets of the East End, led by charismatic Ripper expert Simon Whitehouse. But, vitally, it’ll include booze. Lots of it. Starting off with a complimentary hot punch, the hour-and-a-half-long tour will wind up at the Discount Suit Company itself, where there will be special 'Rocket Lolly' and 'Notorious' cocktails to mark the occasion. Tour guests will also receive a 25 percent discount off their final bill. Tours will start at 12pm, 2.30pm & 5pm

Animal Therapy: The Cats of Louis Wain

Animal Therapy: The Cats of Louis Wain

Despite being tremendously popular in his time, artist and illustrator Louis Wain has been somewhat overlooked of late. Luckily enough, he’s soon to receive the Hollywood treatment, being played by Benedict Cumberbatch in an upcoming film, The Electrical Life of Louis Wain. And while that film is sure to invigorate Wain’s legacy with the respect it deserves, you can get ahead of the curve by heading over to the Bethlem Museum of the Mind. Wain is best known for capturing cats in all their various forms, and the Bethlem’s exhibition is a glorious display of some of his finest illustrations. Expect a vibrant, characterful world of felines, ranging from the anthropomorphic to absurd. Animal Therapy: The Cats of Louis Wain is free, but you can still support both the exhibition and the Bethlem Museum of the Mind by buying from their online shop or via direct donations. The Bethlem Museum of the Mind is open Wednesday to Friday and the first and last Saturdays of month, 10am to 5pm. See the museum’s visitor page for more details

Growing Underground Urban Farm Tour

Growing Underground Urban Farm Tour

Would you ever imagine that a mere 33 metres below Clapham High Street, there lies one of the UK’s most cutting-edge urban farms? Us neither, yet that’s where you can find Growing Underground, a farm fashioned out of a former Second World War bomb shelter. Cultivating veggies using LED tech and hydroponic systems, the farm produces pesticide-free, carbon-neutral and nutrient-rich greens that taste delicious. Snoop around and discover more about the history of the tunnel and the farm’s sustainable credentials during a 75-minute tour, which includes a fresh micro herb salad to take home with you. Green in more ways than one. 

Frock Me! Vintage Fashion Fair, Kensington Town Hall

Frock Me! Vintage Fashion Fair, Kensington Town Hall

Fun fact: Frock Me was the first vintage fair in London. Back in 1997, founder Matthew Adams started the fair at Kensington Town Hall, which prided itself on a mix of fashion and decorative arts. It then moved to Chelsea Old Hall, taking more of a focus on fashion – but remaining London’s original, most essential vintage fair. For one date in November, Frock Me will be returning to its original venue in Kensington Town Hall. Promising 70 exhibitors with an enormous range of fashion (ranging from the Victoria era through to slightly more modern designer outfits), there’ll also be watches, jewellery and a pop-up café. For the fashion fanatics, preview tickets (11am-12pm) are £10. General admission (12:00-17:30pm) is £5, reduced to £3 with an NUS card.

RA Supports: Afghanistan Emergency Fundraiser

RA Supports: Afghanistan Emergency Fundraiser

As Afghanistan reels from decades of war and a brutal Taliban takeover, many of us are looking for ways to help the around 18 million Afghans in need of humanitarian assistance. And how better to lend a hand (or, more accurately, a bit of cash), than the Afghanistan Emergency Fundraiser? A joint project from Resident Advisor, The Right To Dance – a War Child fundraising movement – and Choose Love, the AEF will take over at The Cause in Tottenham for an all-night club event with an all-star line-up. The aim is to raise £10,000 for Afghans in need. When we say the names topping the AEF’s bill are huge, we really mean huge. Mercury-nominated duo Bicep and global megastar DJ The Blessed Madonna lead the way, though other names on show include ambient techno maestro Daniel Avery and UK garage revivalist DJ Banana, among plenty of others. There’s never been a better excuse to get down to The Cause, have a boogie, and raise money for a very, very worthy cause.

For The Music Festival

For The Music Festival

We’ve all missed live music, but isn’t local live music enjoyable on an entirely different level? Watching musicians get a break before they become global superstars, and having that feeling of discovering genuinely fresh talent for yourself? For The Music clearly think the same: born in lockdown, throughout the pandemic they platformed local acts with a series of filmed web episodes. Now, For The Music is curating its own, real-life festival to give a stage to some of East London’s finest local talent. The line-up promises ten acts throughout the day, ranging in style from R&B and hip hop to funk and indie rock. The setting, inspired by Jools Holland’s live lounge, will also feature local behind-the-scenes crew, as well as an array of street food and craft beer stands.  Tickets are free and on the door.

Goose Island Presents... Hazy Sessions

Goose Island Presents... Hazy Sessions

How much you can recreate a tropical environment without relying on the weather at all? Hazy Sessions is giving it a go, promising to cram uplifting beats, a VW camper van bar and truckloads of barrels of a ‘juicy’ new IPA on to the outside terrace of Westfield White City . The latest instalment of Goose Island Presents, this day-long event launches the Chicago-based brewery’s latest addition to its IPA range, Today’s Haze. If you don’t like fruity beers, maybe steer clear: this new brew is apparently ‘flooded with mango, citrus and stone-fruit character’. Let’s hope all that tropical effort doesn’t get drowned in bucketing rain.

Queen’s Park Book Festival

Queen’s Park Book Festival

Too many book festivals don’t have enough festival. It isn’t that there’s too much emphasis on books (how could there be?) but that there’s just not enough partying, drinking and grooving with your fellow bookworms. But not Queen’s Park Book Fest. Held, as always, in the public park, it’ll combine literary celebs with stand-up comedy, local history and lectures on pressing issues of the day. And crucially, each day is capped off by a party into the night. Not like a rave but, you know, just a jolly good time.

Raise Three Fingers: a fundraising event for Myanmar

Raise Three Fingers: a fundraising event for Myanmar

For one of her first post-pandemic performances, Laura Marling is lending a hand to Raise Three Fingers, a community of artists and creatives acting in solidarity against Myanmar’s military coup. Marling’s folky, rocky delights might be the main attraction at the organisation’s event in Southwark’s Marlborough Sports Garden, but she’s part of a packed schedule. Over the course of a one-day festival, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly co-headlines, and there’ll be photography and art exhibitions, live comedy, keynote speeches, a craft fair and an auction. That’s a lot! And it’s all for a great cause – all proceeds go to Mutual Aid Myanmar, Advance Myanmar and Myanmar Crisis Action.

Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience

Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience

I’m sure most of us, at some point in our lives, have wanted to be in the magical universe of Harry Potter. And luckily enough, that immersive experience has arrived! Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience gives you the chance to hurl spells and interact with magical characters, meeting centaurs, nifflers and plenty of other beasts from the world of the ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Fantastic Beasts’ film series. Behind the magic, A Forbidden Forest Experience features the technical wizardry of award-winning theatrical designers and experiential creators. The experience is a night-time woodland trail at Arley Hall and Gardens in Cheshire and includes food and drink inspired by the wizarding world, as well as the opportunity to shop for plenty of Harry Potter merch. RECOMMENDED: find out which Hogwarts house you belong in with our Harry Potter house quiz

Open City Documentary Festival

Open City Documentary Festival

The great thing about non-fiction cinema is that its best stuff always leaves you knowing a bit more, thinking a little differently, seeing the world as an even more complex place than before. And no, not all documentaries do that – I’m looking at you, ‘Tiger King’ – but the kind shown at Open City Documentary Festival do. This year’s edition, as usual, spans stories from more different countries, peoples and eras than I can really do justice to, from a study of rural Japanese communities to an exploration of modern female labour in the UK. Embarking on a hybrid format after the pandemic, the festival will be showing 46 new films from 26 different countries, as well as putting on filmmaker Q&As, panels and workshops. The Open City Documentary Festival takes place at various venues across the city from Sep 8-14 and is online Sep 13-23.

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These fascinating shots triumphed at the Historic Photographer of the Year Awards

These fascinating shots triumphed at the Historic Photographer of the Year Awards

Historic photography takes a lot of skill. After all, you’re not just snapping a picture: you’re trying to capture a place's entire essence, to try and tell its story through just a photograph. It’s this kind of skill that's celebrated at the History Hit Historic Photographer of the Year awards. The awards have an entire category dedicated to ‘world history’, which aims to recognise photographs of historic sites around the world. The above shot won the entire category. Taken by Luke Stackpoole, it shows the ancient town of Fenghuang in China.  You can view the entire Historic Photographer of the Year shortlist for yourself here but, in the meantime, here are a few of our favourites. ‘Bass Rock Lighthouse’ by Bella Falk Photograph: Historic Photographer of the Year / Bella Falk ‘Church of Our Lady of the Angels, Pollença, Mallorca’ by Bella Falk Photograph: Historic Photographer of the Year / Bella Falk ‘Newport Transporter Bridge’ by Cormac Downes Photograph: Historic Photographer of the Year / Cormac Downes ‘Castle Stalker, Appin, Argyll, Scotland’ by Dominic Ellett Photograph: Historic Photographer of the Year / Dominic Ellett ‘Hegra, Saudi Arabia’ by Luke Stackpoole Photograph: Historic Photographer of the Year / Luke Stackpoole ‘Monastery, Petra, Jordan’ by Luke Stackpoole Photograph: Historic Photographer of the Year / Luke Stackpoole ‘Calfaria Baptist Chapel, Llanelli’ by Paul Harris Photograph: Historic Photographer of the Year / Paul Harris   ‘La Petite

These are all the strikes at European airports you need to watch out for right now

These are all the strikes at European airports you need to watch out for right now

It’s a tough time to be working in the aviation industry. Faced with staff shortages and huge levels of disruption, many workers at airlines and airports are facing long, stressful hours and poor working conditions. And, thanks to the cost of living crisis and pandemic pay cuts, loads of them are doing it all for lower wages, too. Needless to say, it’s no wonder that so many staff at airports and airlines have already gone on strike over the past few months. From Italy and Belgium to Denmark and France, airports across Europe have seen thousands of flights delayed and cancelled by industrial action. Strikes can, obvs, have a serious impact on your holiday, so it’s best to be as informed about them as possible. Read on for our guide to who’s going on strike in Europe right now, where and when those strikes will happen – and whether you need to worry about them. TAP Air strikes in Portugal On December 8 and 9, Portuguese airline TAP Air has announced the cancellation of 360 flights. The carrier’s cabin crew are taking action in response to wage cuts, staff shortages and poor working conditions. The strikes will affect up to 50,000 passengers at destinations across Portugal.  Ryanair strikes in Spain Two unions that represent Ryanair’s cabin crew based in Spain are set to go on strike for a whopping five months. From August 8 until January 7, cabin crews will strike from Monday to Thursday every week. It’ll likely affect Ryanair routes to airports in Alicante, Barcelona, Madri

Revealed: the most pet-friendly airlines

Revealed: the most pet-friendly airlines

Taking your mutt, kitty, budgie or whatever away with you is a lovely idea – but, in practice, it can be pretty complicated. From pet passports and quarantine to finding an airline that’s happy to take pets, travelling with animals is rarely hassle-free. When it comes to pet-friendliness, needless to say that some airlines are better than others. A new report by parking company Airport Parking Reservations has ranked airlines based on how many species they allow on board, how much they charge for pet tickets and the number of pets they allow per customer.  Top of the ranking was Turkish Airlines, thanks to its low pet ticket prices (from $8 / £6.60) and high number of pets per customer. Turkish Airlines apparently allows cats, dogs, ferrets and small songbirds to travel on its planes.  Second was Japan’s All Nippon Airways, which allows for the transportation of a whopping nine different species, followed by American carrier Spirit Airlines, which scored well all-round. Here are the top ten most pet-friendly airlines, according to Airport Parking Reservations’ study. Turkish Airlines All Nippon Airways Spirit Airlines Sichuan Airlines Japan Airlines China Eastern Airlines Emirates Air China Alaska Airlines Southwest Airlines So if you’re looking for less stressful and more accommodating airline to travel with your pet, now you know who to fly with! If you’d like to find out more, you can read the full study here. Stay in the loop: sign up to our free Time Out Travel newsle

You can rent an entire village in Italy

You can rent an entire village in Italy

Looking to go big on your next holiday? Well, rentals don’t get much bigger than this. An entire Italian village is now available for you to rent which boasts its own castle, theatre, squares, gardens and much more. The village in question is called Petritoli and it’s in the Le Marche region of central Italy. A historic town with its own Roman cellars and a lofty castle – called the Palazzo Mannocchi – Petritoli is about an hour’s drive south from Ancona and just under three hours’ drive from Rome. This being an entire village, it has space for a heck of a lot of people. In fact, Petritoli can accommodate a whopping 200 guests (with a minimum of 50), who can stay in accommodation ranging from medieval houses to the village’s castle itself. The whole place is pretty spectacular – here are a few pics of it. Photograph: Group Accommodation Photograph: Group Accommodation Photograph: Group Accommodation How much will this set you back? Well, pricing for Petritoli starts at £1,303 ($1,577) per night, which, on the face of it, might seem like quite a lot of cash. But if you manage to pack it out with enough people, it’s actually quite reasonable – just over £6.50 ($7.80) per person, per night.  Petritoli is listed through specialist rental providers Group Accommodation and you can find out more and book here. And if you can’t fill out an entire village? Well, we can’t really blame you. Check out a full range of huge-but-not-entire-village-huge Airbnb options in the Le Marche

ジャコメッティの作品を集めた新しい美術館がパリに誕生

ジャコメッティの作品を集めた新しい美術館がパリに誕生

アート、特に彫刻好きにとって、本当に本当にうれしいニュースが到着した。2026年、伝説の彫刻家アルベルト・ジャコメッティに特化した美術館「the Giacometti Museum and School」がオープンすることになったのだ。そう、一つの大きな美術館だ。フランス・パリの古い鉄道駅である旧アンヴァリッド駅を改装して誕生するこの美術館には、ジャコメティ作品がなんと1万点も収蔵されるという。 ジャコメッティは、1901年生まれのスイス人で、1966年に死去。20世紀を代表する彫刻家として広く知られているが、彼は画家、版画家でもあった。キュビスムとシュルレアリスムの影響を受け、1945年から1960年にかけて制作された背の高い、薄いブロンズ像作品で最もよく知られている。 © Luc Castel旧アンヴァリッド駅 ジャコメッティが長年住んで活動していたのはパリ。そのため、同地に、彼をフィーチャーした巨大な美術館ができるのは理にかなっているといえる。 この美術館の展示スペースは6000平方メートルとなる見込みで、ジャコメッティの作品を集めた美術館としては、世界最大となる。展覧会は常設展だけでなく、企画展も開催される予定。また施設の完成後は、ジャコメッティ財団の本拠地がこの美術館に置かれるという。  ジャコメッティにどっぷり浸かるのを2026年まで待てないという人は、パリの14区へ向かおう。この場所には、ジャコメッティ財団の現在の拠点である「Giacometti Institute」という施設があり、展覧会で彼の作品を観ることができる。 関連記事 『Paris is getting a massive new museum dedicated to iconic sculptor Giacometti(原文)』 『パリ市、セーヌ川を泳げる場所に変貌させる計画を進行中』 『野外で楽しむアートミュージアム7選』 『東京、11月から12月に行くべきアート展』 『六本木、定番アートギャラリーリスト』 『東京から日帰りで行くアート旅6選』 東京の最新情報をタイムアウト東京のメールマガジンでチェックしよう。登録はこちら  

Inside ‘The White Lotus’s season two filming location in Italy

Inside ‘The White Lotus’s season two filming location in Italy

As much as you might dislike many of the – admittedly very dislikeable – characters of HBO’s breakout TV hit ‘The White Lotus’, there’s no denying the appeal of the show’s filming locations. The first season, which was set in Hawaii and revolved around the interactions between the guests and employees of a fictional resort chain, was full of spectacular backdrops and seriously enviable bits of luxury. Season two of ‘The White Lotus’ is about to drop (on HBO in the US this Sunday October 30, and Sky Atlantic in the UK on Monday October 31) and the filming locations are just as jaw-droppingly deluxe. Here’s what you need to know. Where was ‘The White Lotus’ season one filmed? The first season of ‘The White Lotus’ was shot at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea in Hawaii, which is a five-star luxury resort. Other bits of the series were filmed elsewhere on Maui, as well as on nearby Wailea Beach. Where was ‘The White Lotus’ season two filmed? The second season of ‘The White Lotus’ is set to be no less deluxe than the first. The upcoming series sees the show move location to Sicily. Some of the series was filmed in the Sicilian cities of Palermo and Noto, as well as on the surrounding Ionian Sea. Other bits were shot at the Castello degli Schiavi in the coastal town of Fiumefreddo (also known for featuring in The Godfather), as well as the beachside La Cambusa restaurant in Giardini Naxos.  Non-on-location filming was shot in Lumina Studios, which is near Rome. But the star locat

These are all the travel deals to watch out for this Black Friday and Cyber Monday

These are all the travel deals to watch out for this Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Long gone are the days when Black Friday was just an American thing. Oh no. These days BF is properly global, its deals taking over pretty much every sector and often lasting weeks both before and after the day itself. And that applies to travel, too. It’s a great time of year to nab some sweet travel deals, whether that be on hotels, transport or package holidays. Ranging from luxury tour operators to swish hotel chains, below we’ve rounded up some of this year’s best Black Friday deals. Read on... and get bargain-hunting!  Package deals Culture Trip  Small-group travel provider Culture Trip is offering up to £1,000 / $1200 (!) per person worth of discounts on itineraries ranging from Japan and Egypt to Morocco, for travel between January and June 2023. See all Culture Trip’s deals here. Expires December 4. Spirited Stories Boozy tour operator Spirited Stories is offering 20 percent off all its 2023 small group packages, including champagne tours in France, mezcal trips in Mexico and vodka excursions in Sweden. To get the deal, use code ‘BF20’ at checkout on the official Spirited Stories website here. Expires December 2. Luxtripper  Luxury long-haul operator Luxtripper’s sale has up to 50 percent off trips to destinations such as Japan, the Maldives, Borneo and Sri Lanka. Find out the deets here. Expires November 30.  Lastminute.com Lastminute.com is offering discounted deals on packages including flights and hotels, with savings of up to £300 / $350 per person. All the in

Paris is getting a massive new museum dedicated to iconic sculptor Giacometti

Paris is getting a massive new museum dedicated to iconic sculptor Giacometti

Sculpture enthusiasts, here’s some really, really exciting news: Paris is soon to get a new museum entirely dedicated to legendary sculptor Alberto Giacometti. That’s right, an entire museum. In total, the new venue will boast a whopping 10,000 of the artist’s works. Giacometti, for those not in-the-know, was a Swiss sculptor who was born in 1901 and died in 1966. Widely touted as one of the most important sculptors of the twentieth century, Giacometti was also a painter and printmaker. Influenced by cubism and surrealism, he’s probably best known for his tall, thin bronze sculptures – most of which he made between the years of 1945 and 1960.  Giacometti mostly lived and worked in Paris, so it makes sense that the French capital will host to the massive Giacometti-themed museum. An old train station, the Gare des Invalides, will soon be converted into 6,000-square-metre space with 10,000 works. Called the Giacometti Museum and School, it’ll be the new home of the Giacometti Foundation. © Luc Castel When it opens in 2026, Invalides’ Giacometti Museum will be the largest collection of the artist’s work in the world. And it won’t stop there: the new venue will also host temporary exhibitions alongside its permanent Giacometti collection. If you can’t wait until 2026 to immerse yourself in all things Giacometti, fear not. The Giacometti Foundation is currently based at the Giacometti Institute in Paris’ fourteenth arrondissement – and it’s open for visitors. See the Institute w

Italy might build a bridge to Sicily

Italy might build a bridge to Sicily

The idea of having a bridge connecting Sicily to mainland Italy has been around for a while. And we really do mean a while. Apparently the Romans were the first to pitch the idea thousands of years ago, suggesting that a bridge of boats and barrels could be a way of linking Italy’s ‘foot’ to its ‘ball’.   Over the next several thousand years, a bridge between Italy and Sicily has been suggested many more times. It nearly came to fruition as recently as 2009 and while that attempt was called off in 2013, now, excitingly, it looks like a bridge might actually be built. Mainland Italy and Sicily are separated by the Strait of Messina, which is a body of water that links the Ionian sea in the south with the Tyrrhenian Sea in the north. At its narrowest point the strait is 3.1 kilometres (1.9 miles) wide, with the port city of Messina on the Sicilian side and the Calabrian city of Villa San Giovanni on the mainland. The new bridge has been proposed by Italian PM Giorgia Meloni, who has announced that she’ll ask the EU for help funding the project. If it goes ahead, the bridge is expected to cost several billion euros and, when complete, would measure over 3,600 metres – making it the longest suspension bridge in the world. Which all sounds pretty exciting, right? As yet, the plans haven’t been confirmed but, if the bridge goes ahead, it could see Sicily become much more accessible from mainland Italy, especially by train. Until then, you’ll have to get between the two sides via th

You can stay in an Airbnb in Mexico with its own private natural plunge pool

You can stay in an Airbnb in Mexico with its own private natural plunge pool

Getting bored of winter’s chilly wind and drenching rain? Well, here’s the chance to stay somewhere that is pretty much the complete opposite vibe. There’s a villa in the Mexican jungle that comes with its own cenote – and it’s available to rent on Airbnb. A cenote is essentially a kind of natural underground reservoir usually associated with the Yucatán region of Mexico. Cenotes had special significance for ancient Mayans, but these days they’re better known for being really, really spectacular swimming spots. The Airbnb in question is called Villa Xnuuk and it’s in Nuuku, a community of six villas about half an hour’s drive from Cancun airport. All the villas are in a modern Mayan style and hidden away in the jungle. Villa Xnuuk has its own cenote, sure, but that isn’t the end of its charms. The rental also boasts an outdoor swimming pool, a jacuzzi and loads of sun loungers and hammocks, as well as complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi and parking. It’s designed as a romantic couples’ retreat, with only one king-size bed and a strict adults-only policy. All this is in the jungle and a far cry from the manic antics of beach party hotspot Cancun. Here are a few pics of Villa Xnuuk. Photograph: Airbnb Photograph: Airbnb Photograph: Airbnb Not bad, eh? You can book the Villa Xnuuk and find out more here. And with December temperatures in Cancun in the mid 20Cs, it sure beats this winter’s chilly drizzle. Stay in the loop: sign up to our free Time Out Travel newsletter for the

Aquests són els llocs que no has de visitar el 2023

Aquests són els llocs que no has de visitar el 2023

Hi ha moltes i molt bones raons per no visitar uns certs llocs i no, no parlem només de seguretat i conflictes (encara que això també és important). El turisme pot ser perjudicial, ja sigui pel seu impacte físic en el medi ambient o per la destrucció de les cultures i comunitats locals.Amb totes aquestes idees al cap, la web de viatges Fodor's ha donat a conèixer la seva última llista, en la qual suggereix els llocs que no hauríem de visitar el 2023. En l'anomenada 'No List', Fodor's diu que hauríem de pensar-nos-ho dues vegades abans de visitar algunes destinacions de cara l'any que ve.Llavors, on no hauríem de viatjar? Doncs bé, aquí teniu la llista amb les raons per les quals aquests llocs del món necessita un descans del turisme.Primer, els penya-segats i ancorades de França, que sofreixen d'erosió i despreniments. Étretat, a Normandia i el Parc Nacional de les Calanques, prop de Marsella, són destins que no suporten bé l'afluència de turistes.També hi apareix el Llac Tahoe, a Califòrnia, sotmès a la contaminació per sediments i a l'intens trànsit de vehicles, i l'Antàrtida, que està sofrint un ràpid escalfament i augment de la contaminació. Malgrat tenir un nombre menor de visitants en comparació amb altres llocs, l'Antàrtida alberga diversos ecosistemes molt fràgils que cal protegir. Venècia figura a la llista de Fodor's gràcies als seus esforços recents per frenar el turisme massiu, mentre que als visitants de la Costa Amalfitana italiana se'ls adverteix que els turist

Sweden’s real-life ice palace is back – and it’s more spectacular than ever

Sweden’s real-life ice palace is back – and it’s more spectacular than ever

The OG ice hotel is back for winter 2022/23, and it’s looking pretty damn cool (too cool for some, we’d imagine). The Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi, one of Sweden’s northernmost settlements, is the oldest of its kind in the world. This year it’s celebrating its 33rd incarnation – as everyone says, you’re at your finest in your thirties – and we’re getting goosebumps just looking at it. As you’d expect from a hotel that fully melts (and is thus destroyed) every year, this version of the Icehotel is unlike any before. As well as featuring an ice bar (durr, everywhere’s got an ice bar these days), it also has a cinema and ceremony hall, both entirely made of ice. What else is new this year? Well, the Icehotel has brought in 24 artists to design the rooms and, in truth, we won’t know exactly what they’ll look like until the artists are finished. The hotel is set to open on December 15 and is expected to cover nearly 3,000 square metres. Last year, it required a freakin’ massive 600 tonnes of ice – all taken from the nearby River Torne. Photograph: Asaf Kliger / Discover The World Not to mention the hotel rooms that guests can can actually stay in (also entirely made, as you might have guessed, out of ice). They’re pretty chilly, to put it lightly. Room temperatures are kept as low as -5C, so guests are advised to wrap up warm in sleeping bags and blankets. If you don’t want to stay in one of those sub-zero rooms, you can also simply visit the Icehotel. Plus, the site does have some h

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