Three hundred sunny days a year and lots of white paint make this a Mediterranean high point.
''The mushrooms'' – the love-it-or-hate it structure near Seville's Old Town – are now as much of a drawcard as the city's old buildings.
Romance, art and gelato are on every corner, so take some tips on where to go from someone in the know.
This windswept land known as the likely setting for Wuthering Heights is also the final resting place of troubled writer Sylvia Plath.
Hearty bean stews, cider and excellent pastries must be on the menu when you visit north-west Spain.
When in France, turn the other cheek.
There’s no Michelangelo or Leonardo to bring in the hordes, but what you will find in Umbria is the ability to enjoy the simplicity of life.
The luxury label gets bandied about a lot, but true luxury is intangible.