The keg is tapped

About a million people head to Oktoberfest, the world's largest festival, for its first weekend in Munich.

Germany's world-famous Oktoberfest kicked off Saturday with the traditional tapping of the first barrel of beer.

Paris tries to stop 'love locks'

Thousand of padlocks clipped by lovers are seen on the fence of the Pont des Arts bridge earlier this year.

Officials are trying to save a bridge from lovers who have been attaching padlocks to it.

Treated like royalty

ADRIATIC IDYLL: Sveti Stefan dates from about 1440.

Leisa Tyler visits a 15th-century Montenegrin village that has been transformed into a resort.

Cruising the world

Happy hour at the Aquavit Restaurant, on the bow deck while on n the Rhone River, in Avignon, France.

A morning spent with a city mayor, or a leading artist. A cooking lesson with a famous chef. This cruise company does things differently.

A stay in St Tropez

FRENCH RIVIERA: People have been drawn since prehistoric times to this once-simple fishing village on the Mediterranean.

The sexy, sunny siren of the Cote d'Azur has been luring men to the French Riviera long before Brigitte Bardot .

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Cruising the world

Happy hour at the Aquavit Restaurant, on the bow deck while on n the Rhone River, in Avignon, France.

A morning spent with a city mayor, or a leading artist. A cooking lesson with a famous chef. This cruise company does things differently.

A stay in St Tropez

The sexy, sunny siren of the Cote d'Azur has been luring men to the French Riviera long before Brigitte Bardot .

A Lot of Kiwi connections

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A feast in slow motion

Turin's recreated mediaeval historical centre.

A healthy appetite and a dilapidated bike are ideal for tackling Turin.

Umbria's slow pleasures

Between Rome and Tuscany, the often overlooked region of Umbria contains many delights.

Is this the Vatican or a gay bar?

Spires in galoshes

The formal salone with manuscript of The Leopard.

In the lair of The Leopard

The elegant home of an Italian author has had its doors opened to guests.