Raise your glasses and loosen your corsets: Venice Carnevale offers an extra weekend of parties in 2011, extending the city's marathon pre-Lent celebrations to three weeks.
Holy Week in the epicentre of the Catholic Church is an exciting, and crowded, pilgrimage.
Seven perfect destinations for the best food without a face – and three for vegetarians to avoid.
Only 12 parks, stretching from Finland to Georgia, meet the strict conservation requirements.
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