Italy: Pine Lodge Dolomites, Selva Gardena

Outdoor hot tub, resident butler, bespoke decor... You’ll want for nothing at this five-star chalet in the Dolomites (there’s even an adventure concierge). Philip Wilson heads for the mountains

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

Six of the world’s best coffee capitals

A city may have awesome architecture, drool-worthy dinners and lovely locals, but what does that matter if you can’t get a good cup of joe? Executive director of Workshop Coffee Co., James Dickson, has travelled the world in pursuit of the perfect cup. Here he shares the places that really know their beans

Raymond Blanc: my life in travel

Our favourite French chef Raymond Blanc reveals how he travels when he’s away from Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Oxford

Nine alternatives to the Rio Carnival

Because we can’t all be in Rio de Janeiro for the world’s largest street party, here are nine other places that will be getting into the carnival spirit this month

Open-jaw travel: Venice to Verona

Simon Calder works out an Italian itinerary with a hint of Shakespeare, flying into Venice and taking in Padua and Verona

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...

Venice: Aman Canal Grande

Paradise does not come cheap, but the Aman Canal Grande, with its stunning interiors and secluded gardens, is Venice at its finest and worth every penny, says Angelina Villa-Clarke

Venice’s restaurant scene with Russell Norman

Seek out Venice’s hidden foodie haunts and you'll find its authentic culinary heart. And who better to guide you than Russell Norman, whose Italian restaurants have taken London by storm? High Life joins him for small plates and big flavours

5 of the best romantic hotels

Five of the best romantic hotels, from Venice to Agra. Chosen by Amanda Morison, Jane Dunford and Ianthe Butt

A skippers guide to Venice

After travelling round Venice by boat Nick Curtis has put together some tips for aspiring sailors.

Canal knowledge: Venice by boat

In the past, the only way to discover Venice’s waterways and treasures was by boat. Virgin sailor Nick Curtis skippers his own craft and enters a magical city where every sunrise repaints the haunting visions of Canaletto