Along the Via Emilia: exploring Italy’s most beautiful art towns

Discover some of the country’s finest architecture along this Roman road.

Discovering the art of Persia

Inspired by BBC Four’s new series, we take a tour of Iran’s most spectacular cultural sites.

The amusing, creepy or just plain weird: a tour of Bratislava’s statues

Bratislava is a city filled with fountains and statues – some poetic, some quirky, some reverential

Bruegel, beer and the béguinage: a weekend in Belgium

From world-famous artists to the planet’s best beers, northern Belgium has plenty to offer.

Five reasons to visit Istria

Istria’s small size belies its many exceptional attractions and activities. Here are five of our favourites.

The Woodchester Mosaic

A churchyard in Gloucestershire hides a Roman masterpiece.

Rock on: Africa’s most impressive rock art

Africa has some magnificent centuries-old rock art — how many have you visited?

Kassena code

The houses of the Kassena are a unique marvel.

Encounters with Chagall in Roubaix

Laurence Phillips talks music and serendipity as Lille3000 just gets better and better.

Five reasons to visit Lille

Moules, markets and Monets.