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Any short city break is an exercise in resisting procrastination and editing all your potential sights down into one must-see list, and Milan is no different.
Finding the perfect weekend break destination is all about balance - you need somewhere that doesn't take too long to travel to but still has all the attractions you want. If you're planning a short break with your partner, an urban setting with nearby beaches is ideal.
Most are familiar with the Verona setting of Romeo and Juliet, but Shakespeare's affinity with Italy actually runs far deeper than that. To celebrate Shakespeare's birthday today we take a look at Shakespeare's Italy.
The Spanish city of Denia is located in Alicante and sits right on the coast of the Mediterranean, which means it enjoys balmy temperatures and sunshine all year round.
Alicante is a wonderful city to visit on a short break, with plenty to see and do in the Spanish destination. However, when you only have a few days to spare, it's important to be as organised as possible when planning your trip. Read our guide below.
With London’s The View from The Shard opening to the public tomorrow, February 1, we’re taking a look at some of the best views of some of Europe’s best loved cities, and they’re not always from where you’d expect.
We all sometimes want a bit of luxury in our lives and one of the best ways to get this is by going on a short getaway, staying in a fancy hotel, sightseeing, getting pampered and enjoying top-quality dinners out. If you only have a few days spare, here are five cities you should consider for an indulgent trip away.
The guidebook publisher revealed its Best Travel in 2012 list today and the Dutch capital took second place overall, ahead of all other European destinations on the list.
Rome is one of the great European cities, offering something for every kind of traveller, whether you're interested in history, art, food, shopping or live entertainment. If you're not yet convinced, here are a few reasons to book a city break in Rome.
The UK’s first national football museum opened this weekend in Manchester.
A new exhibition, celebrating over 50 years of James bond style, opened today at the Barbican centre in London.
East London is going to be at the heart of London 2012, with the main Olympic Venue lying in Stratford. But what do you know about the London borough? We take a closer look at what to do in the local Olympic Park area…
Amsterdam has long been a popular weekend break destination, and with good reason. Not only is its intricate network of canals world-famous, but it's also a great place to sample Dutch cuisine. Something that really makes the city stand out is the numerous historical attractions.
Pub beer gardens are so last year - on a hot summers day there's nothing like a cocktail on an urban roof garden. We pick our top 5 - each one has a different character, but all of them boast epic views.
Halifax is the ideal location for a city break by the sea. The capital of Nova Scotia has it all, from cultural attractions to a host of thrilling activities. If you're only in the port city for a few days, check out our guide to the things you must see and do.
Maribor, European Capital of Culture 2012, holds much to be discovered, so we head to the Slovenian city for a chat with local Neda Bazdulj who tells us where to go to taste the best local wines and how to find the city's best kept secrets.
Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and the rest of the gang of Muppets have been announced as the official family ambassadors for New York City 2012.
EuroStar are launching a new London music festival this summer, in collaboration with internationally renowned DJ Gilles Peterson.
IdealShortBreaks.co.uk heads over the English Channel for a short break in the French city of Nantes, located close to the Loire Valley. We chat with local Benjamin Bellet to find out all the city’s secrets.
To celebrate the launch of a brand new chocolate museum opening in York this Easter, The Grange Hotel are running a ‘York Chocolate City Break’ package.
IdealShortBreaks.co.uk goes to Berlin,to get the insider tips on the German capital, from resident Janita Doelken.
Valentine’s Day is just next week, so it’s time to start planning that perfect short city break to surprise your loved one. We’ve come up with our list of Europe’s most romantic cities to help you decide where to spend that special day for lovers.
With the Oscars coming up in the next few weeks on 26 February, we thought we’d look at some of our favourite movies for European city scenes. If you haven’t been to these places, these movies will be calling out for you to go and if you have then they will make you dream of wanting to go back. So, get comfy on the sofa, grab your bowl of popcorn and you never know you might be inspired to take a short city break.
The USA is packed with fascinating cities and spectacular landscapes that are perfect for short breaks. Should you want to combine some bright lights with seeing a rugged wilderness, there are few better choices for your getaway than Las Vegas to Grand Canyon tours.
IdealShortBreaks.co.uk heads to Hamburg to chat with local Heike Bargmann and discover the secrets of the city.