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Top 20 family summer holidays in Europe

Want sea, sandcastles, adventure, a city break, camping, just a pool? We pick holidays across Europe to keep everyone, from tiny tots to sulky teens, in a sunny mood

Related: 20 of the best family campsites in Europe

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Inspired by Italy’s Delia: a food tour of Cilento, Campania

Delia Morinelli helped bring the Mediterranean diet to world attention in the 1970s. Now she’s opened her first restaurant in the Cilento, a quiet corner of Italy that’s perfect for a culinary road trip

Delia Morinelli has been cooking all her life and she’s not about to stop now she’s in her 80s. In fact, she is making the most of her ninth decade by taking on a new challenge – her first restaurant. On the terrace of her hillside home in the coastal village of Pioppi, two hours south of Naples, A Casa di Delia, is reached by narrow stone steps through a garden. From vine-shaded tables, diners look out across the Tyrrhenian Sea, where windsurfers leave white trails in the sparkling blue water.

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Iceland through the windscreen: lord of the ring road

A driving holiday around Iceland’s Golden Circle and south coast gives a widescreen view of its cinematic landscape

We’ve only been on the road for 20 minutes and already the cinematic comparisons are flowing like lava. Game of Thrones. Lord of the Rings. Spaghetti western? “No, Narnia.” Frozen! It could be all of them, depending on where your gaze settles. One minute it’s all glacial rivers and snow-capped mountain ranges, turn the bend and you’re plunged into a desolate landscape of lava fields as black as coal dust; seconds later it’s Middle-earth, with moss-green meadows and cascading waterfalls. It’s widescreen Netflix on speed.

Related: Iceland on film: a road trip around the ‘Hollywood of the north’

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Spain set to replace US as second most popular tourism destination

France set to retain top spot for 2017 – a year that saw number of global tourists leap by 7%

Spain is set to replace the United States as the world’s second most popular tourism destination while France has retained the top spot, the UN World Tourism Organisation has said.

It is expected that Spain will take the second position with 82 million visitors last year, UNWTO head Zurab Pololikashvili said.

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