Italy, Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como

Over 100 years since it opened as the first purpose-built hotel on the shores of Lake Como, Grand Hotel Tremezzo continues to innovate. Hardeep Singh Kohli is dazzled

Five of the world’s best city running routes

Whether you’re an athlete or an amateur, it can be hard to know where to exercise when you arrive in a new city. Luckily, the Strava app has that covered. It lets you compete with other runners, share times and photos and tracks your run. We asked its creators to share the app’s most popular runs

Is Milan the real capital of Italy?

Not beautiful like Venice, not as international as London, not hedonistic like Amsterdam... Italy’s business capital has always been talked down. But the Lombardy city has suddenly become a hub of new design with some arguing it’s now streets ahead of Rome. Luke Leitch investigates a change in fortune

Six spas with killer views

You could choose to zone out during your next massage — but why would you want to, when there are views as good as these on offer? From rooftop relaxation in Ibiza to an open-fronted lodge in the heart of Kenya, choose one of these spas to treat all of your senses, says Hannah Hudson

Italy: Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan

Italy’s fashion capital isn’t short of haute couture hotels. But with glamorous interiors, a bar that’s a magnate for the fash pack, and cars to whisk you to and from Milan’s boutiques, this Belle Époque hotel is a top choice, as Issy D’Arcy Clark discovers

A stylish guide to Milan

Fashion writer Kati Chitrakorn shares her insider’s guide to the Italian fashion capital’s coolest shops, restaurants, bars and hotels

Franca Sozzani: Milan’s style maven

Once the undisputed agenda setter, Italian fashion has been accused of becoming safe, predictable and bland. Not so, says legendary ‘Vogue Italia’ editor, Franca Sozzani. 
Emine Saner meets the woman masterminding an Italian renaissance

Five hotels for fashion lovers

Bed down in style at these haute hotels around the world

20 of the world's coolest shops

If Fashion Week wasn't enough to satisfy your couture cravings, Harriet Walker sources the best burgeoning boutiques and full-on empires

Trend: Blobitechture

Blobitecture is the name for the growing architectural trend for eye-catching and right angle-free buildings

Milan shopping guide

As Milan's fashion week collections hit the catwalks, style blogger Gary Kingsnorth gives a guide to the Italian fashion capital's shops

Insider's guide to Milan

Photographer Robyn Lea moved to Milan at 18 to immerse herself in the world of creatives like Franca Sozzani and Gianfranco Ferré. She shares her favourite discoveries in Italy's fashion capital

Preview: Mike Kelley exhibition Eternity is a Long Time at HangarBicocca, Milan

Curator Emi Fontana talks us through five of the late artist Mike Kelley's works on show at Milan's industrial HangarBicocca space

Five of Europe's most stylish shops (and shopkeepers)

Meet the fashionable faces behind five of the best shops in Milan, London, Paris and Naples. By Ianthe Butt

The Cage a Oiseaux: pet pampering that rocks

Could this rocking chair-effect budgie cage be the ultimate in decadent avian accessories?

Milan style

As the catwalk shows kick off, fashion insiders will be jetting off to survive on a diet of canapés and Champagne. And when they’re not in the front row, they’re out shopping. Jo Marshall reveals the most sought-after stores