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Italy

Q&A

Famous flyer: Lysandra Fraser

Lysandra Fraser

Nina Karnikowski Lysandra Fraser loved her Contiki tour and always packs Vegemite.

Six of the best: Devout digs

David Whitley The spa is the star in this former monastery, which teeters on an Amalfi Coast clifftop.

Q&A

Famous flyer: Sam Moran

Nina Karnikowski Travel leaves its mark on Sam Moran: left arm is full of tattooed passport stamps.

Cycling

Two-wheel wonders: The world's 12 best bike rides

Cycling the Danube

Andrew Bain As cycling holidays become the first choice of travel for a growing number of us, there is no shortage of places to conquer, writes Andrew Bain.

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Photo galleries

Photos

Six of the best: Devout digs

Monastero Santa Rosa, Conca dei Marini, Italy.

Grandeur and heritage vibes remain in these former places of worship.

Photos

So bad it's good: when tourist attractions go wrong

A combination of three documents provided by the Centre de Estudios Borjanos on August 22, 2012 shows the original version of the painting Ecce Homo (L) by 19th-century painter Elias Garcia Martinez, the deteriorated version (C) and the restored version by an elderly woman in Spain.

From world-famous landmarks originally dismissed as monstrosities to bungled construction projects and half-baked theme parks, sometimes getting it wrong makes a site far more attractive.

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Travellers Tips

The Backpacker

Find freedom: How to take a year off to travel

Freedom ... it is possible to spend a year travelling, but you need to prepare.

The Backpacker Don’t pack too much. Turn off your phone. Get good insurance. The dos and don'ts of spending 12 months overseas.

Europe

Budget best: cheapest ways to do Europe's greatest cities

Eiffel Tower Paris Heat

Europe's most popular cities are also among the most expensive. Here's how to make the most of them without burning a hole in your pocket.

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Map of Italy

Travel News

No nudes is bad news for Germany's nudists

Germans will still happily get naked while holidaying in France and Spain, but nudist clubs in their home country are in decline.

5:45pm | Germans still love to bask naked on holidays, but at home the nudist scene is facing a decline.

Australia's greatest ever meal? Top chefs face tourism challenge

CRAIG PLATT 3:09pm | It might be the greatest meal in Australian history, but the general public won't be getting a taste.

Move over Amsterdam: Barcelona becoming Europe's new cannabis capital

10:40am | The opening of hundreds of cannabis clubs have seen Barcelona emerge as a rival to Amsterdam for marijuana users.

Chinese tourism company sues over Transformers: Age of Extinction

9:43am | A Chinese tourism company is suing Paramount Pictures and a producer of the movie Transformers: Age of Extinction saying they had failed to show the company's logo in the movie.

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