Live like a local with our insider travel tips for things to see and do (art, history, cinema, music and more) in the world’s most eye-opening destinations.

Hotel Monte Cristo: Dumas appeal

Hotel Monte Cristo: Dumas appeal

As restrictions loosen we thought it high time to dip into our review archives as a reminder of how to hotel properly, beginning with author Damian Barr's literary liaison in Paris

Tuscany in October: a rich tapestry

Why Tuscany inspires in autumn

As its landscapes redden, Tuscany turns its attentions to creative pursuits. No wonder the likes of Wes Anderson have found inspiration in its artistic autumn