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A long weekend in… Lecce

Puglia’s diminutive Baroque masterpiece is ready for its 21st-century close-up, boasting sleek new hotels, restaurants with a sense of place and a vibrant artisanal culture, says Maria Shollenbarger
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A long weekend in… Johannesburg

South Africa’s biggest metropolis is finally putting a truly metropolitan face forward – with cutting-edge art spaces, directional cuisine and a crop of diverse, world-class hotels, says Lucia van der Post
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A long weekend in… Lisbon

Portugal’s capital has largely eschewed the trappings of globalisation, but that’s not to say contemporary attractions, from directional wine bars to edgy art tours, aren’t flourishing, says Mary Lussiana
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A long weekend in… Palermo

Sicily’s ravishing jewel, once collapsing and faded, now defies expectations, with chic wine bars, vibrant contemporary art galleries and uniquely luxurious private accommodation, says Emily Mullan
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