25 of the best beaches in Europe

Picking the best beaches in Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Greece and Croatia, with a place to stay and eat in each

Naples: Elena Ferrante’s brilliant city

Fans of the writer’s Neapolitan novels are flocking to discover the south Italian city, whose personality is as important to the books as the protagonists

Julian Worker has written a number of travel books including

Travels through History : France

Travels through History – The Balkans: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia

Travels through History – Northern Ireland and Scotland

Eataly World opens but leaves a bad taste in Bologna

It’s the world’s biggest food park with over a kilometre of shops, big brands, even farm animals. But is Eataly World a betrayal of Italian gastronomy?

Bologna city guide: what to see plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

The opening of a foodie theme park will further elevate Bologna’s reputation as Italy’s culinary capital but the city has plenty more to offer, including superb art, music and medieval architecture

Moreish crunch, smoky tang: red peppers of Italy’s far south

Beautiful, remote Basilicata has a culinary lineage reaching back into antiquity based on unique, local fare. Among its delights are cruschi – sun-dried red peppers