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iReport: Pictures that show off the grandeur of Milan

iReport: Pictures that show off the grandeur of Milan

Milan's famous cathedral, inside-out and upside-down, plus other unmistakably Milanese images
The decaying splendour of abandoned Italian nightclubs

The decaying splendour of abandoned Italian nightclubs

Photographer Antonio La Grotta explores the allure of the once-great discos of Italy's 1980s dancing scene
Venice to ban wheeled suitcases

Venice to ban wheeled suitcases

Italian city to impose fines after complaints "noisy" luggage is causing damage to historic structures
Wearing pajamas in public: Italy's hamlet hotels

Wearing pajamas in public: Italy's hamlet hotels

New concept offering luxury rooms in ancient dwellings helps spare beautiful villages from falling into ruin
Heathrow installs 'Scent Globe': Which country has the best smells?

Heathrow installs 'Scent Globe': Which country has the best smells?

UK's Heathrow Airport pairs destinations with fragrances to evoke long distance travel. We do too
Pork peculiar: Inside Europe's strangest sausages

Pork peculiar: Inside Europe's strangest sausages

No trip around the continent is complete without sampling its oddest offal-based snacks. Then again ...
How much does it cost to rent out the Sistine Chapel?

How much does it cost to rent out the Sistine Chapel?

As part of Pope Francis' Art for Charity project, the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican hosted a corporate event for the first time
The world's scariest stairs

The world's scariest stairs

Whether spiraling up mountains or sky-scraping attractions, these stairs give new meaning to the phrase "watch your step"
Dare to dive into the world's deepest pool?

Dare to dive into the world's deepest pool?

An Italian spa complex adds new depths to the hotel swimming pool concept with a 42-meter plunge chamber
Fire down below: Surviving Italy's chilli eating marathon

Fire down below: Surviving Italy's chilli eating marathon

Asbestos-bellied locals converge on Calabria to compete for hottest ticket on the culinary calendar
Venice comes alive as Biennale takes over the city

Venice comes alive as Biennale takes over the city

Venturing along the waterways leads to some unmissable exhibitions, where art and architecture blend into a beautiful dialogue
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It's crowded and outdated, but Berlin's hexagon-shaped Tegel air hub has won a place in the city's heart