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Recovering Florence’s relics

When the Arno river burst its banks, it was one of the greatest cultural disasters of modern times, destroying countless famous masterpieces. James Hanning reports on how, 50 years later, the clean-up continues, with modern technology helping to restore long-forgotten treasures

The new global fashion hotlist

From bespoke tailoring in Tokyo to the world’s most coveted T-shirt in San Francisco, Andy Morris investigates the people and places you need to know if you really want to stand out sartorially

Six of the world’s best city villas

From a bastion of modern design to a 12th century palazzo, Issy D'Arcy Clark uncovers six villas in cities across the globe

Florence: shop like a local

As their book on shopping in the Tuscan capital is released, Louise Fili and Lise Apatoff share their little black book of where Florentines flock to for a spot of retail therapy, from foodie markets to fragrance boutiques

Italy: Eremito, Umbria

Kate Chambers leaves her gadgets at home for a Wi-Fi-free escape at this aesthetic Italian sanctuary with a distinctly ascetic vibe

Six surprising family destinations

Who knew that Paris could be a great place to take toddlers? That Tokyo is top for tots? Or that Tel Aviv is the perfect holiday hang-out for teens? Emily Payne brings you six trips all over the globe, re-imagined for family travel

Couples in travel: our most romantic places

These four couples were brought together by their love of travel and good hospitality. Who better to ask for romantic destination and dining tips? High Life gets nosey with the founders of Mr & Mrs Smith, London On the Inside, Sager+Wilde and Black Tomato

The world's best new hotels for 2014

There will be an avalanche of new hotel openings in 2014. Whether it’s boutique, hipster or family-friendly, here are the places you’ll 
be desperate to stay in. 
If you can get a room...

Fashionable Florence

From luxury designer labels to modest flea markets, Florence has it all. Claudia Warden hunts down the city's best buys