Boasting conical roofs and cave-like interiors these charming stone huts in Italy offer guests an 'escape from life's modern pace'. In total there are 11 round structures crafted out of limestone at the Trulli Monopoli complex, which is currently being offered by letting agents Sotheby’s International Realty. The rural estate, located in the heart Puglia and three miles from the sea, is described as being 'enchanting' and 'stylish', with the stony structures proving to be the perfect place to beat the summer heat.
What lies beneath: Stunning photos show what's lurking below city streets, from skull-lined basements in Paris to dusty Underground tunnels in London
If you've ever pounded city pavements and wondered what's lurking underneath, then have a peek at these revealing photos. Slovakian-born, London-based photographer Tomas Sentpetery decided to delve into some of Europe's most popular tourist destinations and show a side people rarely see. His photo series titled 'Look Deeper' juxtaposes street shots with images taken below the surface, with daylight shed on the Underground tunnels of London and the skull-lined vaults of Paris.
Ornate observatory commissioned by King George III hits the rental market for the first time in its 250-year history for the royal sum of £37,500 a month
Starry-eyed renters will want to get their hands on this impressive Royal observatory - but they’ll need deep pockets as it is on the market for £37,500 a month. King George III had the observatory built at Old Deer Park in Richmond, Surrey, in 1769 so he could track the transit of Venus crossing the sun. Now, after a three-year refurbishment, the four-bedroom property is being made available for residential rental for the first time in its 249-year history through joint agents Jackson-Stops and Knight Frank.
A noble night's stay! The castle where Winston Churchill plotted the D-Day invasion welcomes guests for £2.5k per night - and Made in Chelsea has filmed there too!
Complete with turrets, thick stone walls and arched windows, a castle where Winston Churchill plotted the Normandy invasion is welcoming guests as a luxury homestay. Pennsylvania Castle boasts a prime location on the Isle of Portland, an island which juts out from Dorset into the English Channel with road access to the mainland. For a princely £2,500 per night, the nine-bedroom mansion can be privately hired with on-site amenities including a swimming pool, bar, helipad and library. Round-the-clock catering can also be arranged.
Inside the Antiguan resort that's as perfect for adults as it is for kids (and with 365 beautiful beaches, the rest of the island isn't too bad, either!)
MailOnline Travel's Dan Sanderson struggled to think of a time when all had seemed more right with the world than when he took his family to St James's Club & Villas in Antigua (four main pictures). His young children enjoyed the kids club where they hunted for chocolate, painted faces and swum and the adults enjoyed aqua yoga and some well earned rum cocktails on the beach afterwards. Dan (pictured inset with his young children) writes: 'If there’s a more perfect resort for young families I haven’t found it.'
Alitalia unveils sleek new designer cabin crew uniforms at Milan fashion week despite the airline making a loss and being in special administration
The new designs for Alitalia's customer facing staff were unveiled during Milan's Men's Fashion Week in a special presentation on the steps of the the city's famous Duomo di Milano. Created by Alberta Ferretti, known for her feminine style, the collection includes navy blue dresses, skirts and trouser suits for Alitalia staff, adorned with green and red striped bows and cuffs, and golden buttons.
Pictured: The incredible 17th-century Tuscan villa designed for a POPE that’s yours to rent for £50,000 a week
There are Tuscan villas – and there’s this Tuscan villa. Described by its letting agents – Sotheby’s International Realty – as an ‘architectural masterpiece’, it is probably the perfect Italian countryside retreat. The 17th-century property is situated in the Ancaiano district near Siena and was built in 1680 for Pope Alexander VII. The grounds, says Sotheby’s, ‘are considered among the most exquisite gardens in Italy’. And the villa features ‘traditional Tuscan fireplaces, terracotta tiled floors, vaulted and beamed ceilings and beautifully frescoed walls’.
'Insane' hotel-casino designed by Zaha Hadid opens in Macau: Inside the incredible 42-storey $1.1billion 'Morpheus' resort
Rows of exposed elevators glide up and down the imposing lobby inside the $1.1billion 'Morpheus' resort, a 42-storey addition to Macau's glitzy skyline named after the Greek god of dreams and developed by Melco International. Iraqi-British Hadid, who died in 2016, was the first woman to win the prestigious Pritzker Prize for architecture. Her major works in China included the Guangzhou Opera House and a mega mall in Beijing. Extravagant duplex villas with their own in-room gym and massage quarters are located on the top floors of Morpheus for VIPs, along with a gaming area exclusively for these residents.
Heavenly holiday! The fascinating Victorian Cotswolds chapel that's been transformed into a stunning rental
The building, in Minchinhampton, near Stroud, began life as a chapel in 1902 and was named the Victoria Memorial Chapel to commemorate Queen Victoria in her passing. It held services until 1984. In 2016 it was transformed into a beautiful rental. Gothic panelling was added throughout, dividing the main hall into a bedroom, study area and shower room. Lastly, the vestry was turned into a fully functioning kitchen.
Crocs in Costa Rica, fancy footwork on Ipanema beach and skyscrapers in Macau: The stunning images featured in National Geographic's Travel Photographer of the Year contest
National Geographic's Travel Photographer of the Year competition has attracted a host of stunning entries from crocodiles in Costa Rica to wild horses in Iceland. Its People's Choice Award gives people the chance to vote for their favourite photographs which are captured in beautiful locations from around the world, while the other winners are decided by judges. Pictured on the left is Paul Tsui's picture of a quiet street in Macau, while on the right is a group of crocodiles captured in Costa Rica and sea spray seen on Ipanema beach in Rio De Janeiro. At the end of June the winners of the competition will be announced.
Ancient landmarks rebuilt! Amazing before and after pictures reveal how famous sites USED to look in all their glory, from the Roman Baths to the Parthenon
Ancient ruins can take visitors back in time and provide historians with a wealth of clues about past great civilisations - but exposure to the elements means many of these sites look vastly different to when they were first built. However, thanks to CGI wizardry from myvouchercodes.co.uk some of the world's most famous ancient sites have been cleverly rebuilt. Fascinating before and after images show how buildings such as the Parthenon in Greece, England's Roman Baths in the city of Bath and Angkor Wat in Camodia used to look compared to their current state. And the contrasts are remarkable...
Inside the 'anti-jetlag' Qantas lounge at Perth Airport, which soothes passengers using the 17hr non-stop flights to London with 'light therapy' showers, 'hydration' menus and yoga
No matter which cabin you're in, flying on Qantas' non-stop 17-hour service between London and Perth is quite an endurance test. Recognising this, the Australian airline has introduced an incredible new lounge at its Perth Airport - the Perth International Transit Lounge - to help prepare passengers for the long journey ahead and to de-stress in-bound fliers. Features of the Qantas lounge include yoga classes, top left, and light therapy showers, inset. The airline consulted with Neil Perry for food, Australian industrial designer David Caon and SUMU design for the layout and decor, and the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre for sleep medicine expertise.
Ditchling Cabin in West Sussex is built on the banks of Whitelands Reservoir and sleeps up to four people. And as well as having beautiful views of the lake, guests staying at the cabin have the water all to themselves for fishing, swimming or canoeing. The cabin, which can sleep up to four people, boasts an outdoor seating area on decking, bottom left, a roll top bath, top right, and a woodburner in the living room, bottom left.
From intricate frescoes to ornate chandeliers: The stunning artwork that will greet World Cup football fans on the Moscow subway
Thousands of World Cup football fans will soon be descending to Moscow's subway system. And what a treat they're in for. Not only will they be able to enjoy a cheap, safe journey around the city on the trains, they will also be treated to an array of stunning art. The Moscow Metro, which opened in 1935 and has 13 lines that criss-cross the city, is famous for its elegant and ample stations. And many of the stations are almost like art galleries. They are decorated with breath-taking frescoes, marble columns and ornate chandeliers.
A two-level family suite with an IN-ROOM SLIDE and a karaoke venue: Royal Caribbean unveils the new features on its latest mega-ship, the Spectrum Of The Seas
Royal Caribbean has unveiled stunning renderings of the features that guests will enjoy on its latest mega-ship – the Quantum Ultra class Spectrum Of The Seas. When it launches in 2019 it’ll boast new two-level 2,809-square-foot Ultimate Family Suites (main and top right) that feature in-room slides that go from the top floor to the bottom and a huge karaoke venue. The other debut is an exclusive suites-only area. When Spectrum of the Seas (inset) debuts in April 2019, she will sail a 51-night ‘Global Odyssey’ from Barcelona to Shanghai, taking holidaymakers to 13 countries. Pictured bottom right is a bungee trampoline simulator, which will also be one of the features.
Wildly brilliant: The astonishing time-lapse video made from 38,000 images that takes you on a Botswana safari among lions, hippos and meerkats
Photographer and film-maker Tyler Fairbank, 27, from New York, compressed stunning pictures into a three-minute flow-motion video after a recent trip to the African country. He spent eight days taking pictures and captured a huge amount of wildlife. Areas captured in the film are the Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, and the Makgadikgadi Pans in the Kalahari Desert.
Pictured: Dreamliner captain marks Father’s Day by flying from London to New York with his co-pilot son
Dreamliner captain Sven-Bertil Johannson recently got to check up on his pilot son's flying skills – because he flew side by side with him from London to New York. The journey was a great way for Captain Johannson to mark Father's Day with his son, first officer Erik Johannson, and the trip was caught on camera, with pictures showing them briefing the cabin crew (inset left), checking the engines and sitting in the flight deck together (main). They both work for carrier Norwegian and it was the first time that it has operated a father/son Dreamliner service.
England and Wales at their most wonderfully serene: The most enchanting woodland pictures you're ever likely to set eyes on
The Japanese practice of ‘forest bathing’ – which involves walking through a forest at a gentle pace for two hours or more – is said to relieve anxiety. If that’s the case, then staring at these amazing pictures of woodland scenes in England and Wales might get you half way there. They are all category winners and shortlisted pictures from past Landscape Photographer of the Year competitions. This year’s contest is now accepting entries, until July 7, and so for would-be entrants looking at these pictures might actually raise stress levels, because they show how tough the competition is likely to be. Either way, they’re captivating. From the Peak District to Essex via North Wales, they are images bathed in quality.
Revealed: The Costa Brava, Turkey and Malta offer the cheapest all-inclusive European holidays (with some deals as low as £323 for 7 nights)
The cheapest all-inclusive holidays for Brits this summer have been revealed - and it's the Costa Brava that ranks No1. According to research by TravelSupermarket, which has seen a 13.5 per cent increase in all-inclusive bookings, it's possible to snag a seven-night stay there for just £323 per person. Bank managers will also be pleased if you book a similar type of holiday to Turkey, Malta or Majorca. Here TravelSupermarket's Emma Coulthhurst ranks the top seven places for all-in deals.
Shocking pictures show how an easyJet passenger's bag and clothes were left in tatters after being 'chewed up by the conveyor belt'
Harry Drew, from Exeter, was left with a bag so badly damaged after his flight from Barcelona to Bristol that it left his clothes inside - including a sentimental football shirt (right) - ripped and torn. The 26-year-old had only taken hand luggage on his trip to Barcelona for a stag party (Harry is pictured inset on the trip) but was told it would have to go into the hold on his return flight back to Bristol Airport due to a lack of space in the cabin. But when the bag came around on the baggage carousel when he reached Bristol, he could immediately see that it was ripped (main).
Virgin Atlantic unveils brand new interiors for its A330-200 fleet with business class, premium and economy all getting eye-catching makeovers
Virgin Atlantic has unveiled brand new interiors for its A330-200 fleet, which is being given an eye-catching makeover, as these CGI images show. All three cabins - upper class, premium economy and economy - are set to be refreshed and the new look will be rolled out on services from November. The upper and economy cabins on the aircraft will see the biggest changes while the premium cabin will have more subtle upgrades. The four A330-200s were introduced to Virgin Atlantic's fleet in March after the airline acquired them from the now defunct Air Berlin. The aircraft were brought in to replace several of Virgin's Dreamliner aircraft, which have had issues with their Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines.
From waterfalls to fairytale stone bridges, stunning pictures highlight just why Cumbria is one of Britain's most bewitching counties
The images all form part of a new book by photographer Steve Pipe, called Cumbria In Photographs, which is full of majestic vistas from around the magical county in northern England. The images capture well-known sights as well as more remote beauty spots. Pictured: Spout Force in the Lake District, top left, a rainbow over Martindale, top right, Derwent Water, bottom left, and Slater Bridge in Little Langdale, bottom right.
Inside the city that pretends to be New York: From Meghan Markle's Suits to Pixels, why Toronto is the perfect Big Apple movie and TV set
Canada's biggest city is often referred to as 'Hollywood North' as you're more likely to run into a film shoot on the city streets than in Tinseltown itself. Tax breaks for film studios has led to 1,432 projects being filmed in Toronto in 2017 alone. And because of its sky-scraper-flanked long, straight streets and general hustle and bustle the city often stands in for New York. Pictured: Toronto's New York-style skyscrapers (main); Meghan Markle (inset) leaving her former home in Toronto, where she filmed Suits; a Toronto subway station being given a New York-style makeover for movie Pixels (top right) and a Toronto street scene that again highlights why the city passes for the Big Apple (bottom right).
Nervous flier Kay Burley discovers why British Airways' Dreamliner business class cabin is a dream (and why seat 3E is the perfect spot)
The Sky News anchor found out on a Nashville trip that BA's partnership with the White Company is a match made in heaven, with fliers treated to luxury bedding and amenity kits. She also discovered the three best seats in the cabin and appreciated the personal reassurances from the captain that he would steer around the turbulence. Pictured: Kay getting a tour of the 787's flight deck (main), getting ready for 40 winks (top right) and the BA Dreamliner business class seat (bottom right).
Is this Europe's most lavish holiday rental? Inside the £5k-a-night 16th-century treasure-trove villa - 'the pearl of Lake Como'
Villa Sola Cabiati, which is part of the Grand Hotel Tremezzo, is now available to well-heeled holidaymakers, who will need to find over £15,000 to stay there - because it costs £5,200 a night (plus VAT) and there's a minimum stay of three nights. The villa, which dates back the 1500s, is known as the 'pearl of Lake Como' and is described as a living treasure trove of antique furnishings and original art by Renaissance painters. Guests staying at the breath-taking period property have a dedicated butler and a chef at their disposal to cater for their every whim. But despite its history, Villa Sol Cabiati also has modern touches such as Bluetooth music systems, a hidden swimming pool and the seamless service of a five-star hotel. However, the jewel in the villa's crown is the private museum floor, which offers guests unrivalled and unique up-close access to a selection of historic artefacts.
Licence to thrill: Inside the stunning James Bond museum designed to look like the lair of a 007 villain that's set on a mountain peak used in Spectre
The museum (main and right), called 007 Elements and reached via the Gaislachkoglbahn cable car, showcases the film-making that took place in Solden, Austria. It offers spectacular views over the locations used in Spectre (inset) and places visitors inside the world of 007, while also revealing how that world is created.
From an ultra-hip New York hotel to a grand British bolthole: The best new places to stay in the world revealed
With thousands of hotels opening around the world each year, it can be hard to know which are worth a visit. But Condé Nast Traveller is here to help with its 2018 Hot List of the best new places to stay this year from around the globe ranging from cool, quirky properties to super luxurious resorts. These include Public New York, top left, the 1902 Townhouse in Mallorca, top right, the Branco, Mykonos, bottom left, the Habitas, Mexico, bottom right and the Bawah Reserve, Indonesia, inset.
'Human faeces fell from a plane and hit me in the eyes': Driver claims waste from an aircraft dropped through her sunroof and hit her in the face
A driver claims human faeces fell through her sunroof from a plane flying overhead and landed on her face, leaving her with an eye infection. Susan Allan (inset) had been driving in her hometown of Kelowna in British Columbia, Canada, with her son Travis when she stopped the vehicle at a red light. But then the pair say they felt a liquid, smelly substance come in through the sunroof. Ms Allan says that she was hit in the face and her son on the shoulder. She was diagnosed with conjunctivitis in both eyes. The main images show what she claims is the waste from the aircraft on her car.
The world's best (and worst) airlines and airports revealed: Qatar named No1 airline, Hamad gets the gong in the airport category - and London Stansted comes second from bottom
The study was carried out by UK-based compensation company AirHelp, which ranks 72 airlines and 141 airports on on-time performance and quality of service as well as Twitter sentiment. Qatar Airways is ranked as the number one airline but UK and US carriers get mixed results with Virgin Atlantic in 10th place, easyJet coming fourth bottom out of 72 and American Airlines is the best-rated U.S carrier - but it only comes twenty-third. The top airport is Hamad International Airport in Doha, which knocks 2017 winner Changi into fifth. UK airports fare badly, with London Stansted coming second bottom out of 141, Manchester coming 136th and Edinburgh 131st.
Discovering why Hollywood A-listers like Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Garner and Beyonce love hanging out in Santa Monica
MailOnline Travel's Jessica Nicklin fell in love with Santa Monica and here reveals the markets and gyms the celebrities love to visit and why it offers a sedate escape from it all. Its A-lister fans include Jennifer Garner (inset left) Reese Witherspoon (inset right) and Beyonce and Jay-Z, who no doubt also love its great shopping, incredible beach and superb bars and restaurants.
Japan's latest tourist attraction is paw-some: Three adorable guard dogs sticking their heads out of holes in a wall is proving a huge hit with visitors
These are the three guard dogs in Japan that have become a tourist attraction. Their security duties include poking their heads out of three square holes in their owner’s outer wall and this has proved to be such a cute sight that people flock from miles around to take pictures of them. Even visitors from abroad have turned up, such as blogger Miguel Yeh, 34, from Taiwan, who shot a short video of the adorable Shiba Inu hounds.
From a leaf-clad hotel in Singapore to the New York skyscraper with a sky bridge that houses a SWIMMING POOL: The world's best tall buildings named
The US-based Council On Tall Buildings And Urban Habitat hands out awards to the high-rises that it believes are creatively designed and enhance the cities and the lives of their inhabitants. Among the winners are a leaf-clad skyscraper hotel in Singapore (main) and a New York high rise with a sky bridge containing a swimming pool (top right). Also pictured is the Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, bottom right, which won a regional award.
Thieves, beware, because there are some devious anti-theft devices out there. And there are some that are so hilarious that would-be villains might actually be laughing too hard to attempt to steal anything, as images that have emerged online show. Some people, they reveal, take no chances. For instance, there’s the mug that’s been padlocked to a washing up tray, the car encased in metal and the bike completely wrapped in gaffer tape. Others are downright funny, such as the bike seat with a mouse-trap on it and the stapler that comes with a warning message written in the style of Liam Neeson’s tough-guy character in the Taken movies.
EXCLUSIVE: Air accident expert reveals the parts on a plane that can break without causing it to crash-land (and the bits you definitely DON'T want to see fall off mid-flight)
It’s endlessly repeated – air travel is one of the safest modes of travel. And this article will show you just why using the expert knowledge of safety and accident investigation lecturer Dr Simon Place, from Cranfield University. Here he explains which bits an airliner can lose, or suffer damage to, without it falling from the sky using, in some instances, real-world examples of extraordinary landings by planes that have lost key parts, including the wheels, tail fin and even the wing… Pictured: An F-15 that landed safely with just one wing (inset), a Lot airliner that landed without landing gear (main), a USAF Boeing B-52H Stratofortress that landed safely without a fin (top right) and a Qantas A380 that landed safely after one of its engines suffered an uncontained rotor failure (bottom right).
A place to really soak up the view! The ultimate hotel bathroom vistas, from North America to Australia and beyond
Normally you would have to stand on a balcony or roof-top in order to get a panoramic view of the landscape around a hotel. But as these pictures prove it's sometimes possible to enjoy a breath-taking vista while soaking in a luxurious bath. From the African plains to the wilds of Wyoming, MailOnline Travel has found some of the world's best bathroom vistas. Pictured are bathrooms at the Madikwe Hills Lodge in South Africa, main; Delta Hotels Toronto, Canada, top right; the Southern Ocean Lodge in Australia, bottom left; the Conrad Bora Bora Nui in French Polynesia, bottom right, and the Conrad Osaka in Japan, top left.
Inside Delta's £3k business class cabin from London to New York - then returning in economy (and missing the posh-seat perks from the gourmet pork sandwiches to Hi-Fi headphones)
MailOnline Travel's Ted Thornhill wanted to find out what the difference was between a business class ticket and a £700 economy ticket. Quite a bit, it turns out. Here he provides an account of his journey from London to New York and back in both cabins and discovers that when you pay top dollar, the food is far superior, the seat can be moved in multiple directions - and forms a bed - and the TV screen is huge. And rather than diabolical free headphones, you get an over-the-ear Hi-Fi quality set. The two food pictures on the right show a chicken dinner in business and a chicken dinner in economy. The inset pictures were taken on the outward and return journeys.
Trying to catch 40 winks at the boarding gate is never easy - but that's all about to change thanks to the introduction of the Airpod. This brand new cutting-edge sleeping pod has been revealed ahead of its first commercial trial at EU airports later this year. It is a capsule-like unit that has been designed to be installed in public locations such as airports as well as train and bus stations or even shopping centres. Anybody wanting a quick nap can hire out the pods, which become their own private area to relax in. Each pod features a seat that converts into a bed, as well as free high-speed wifi, air conditioning, air purifiers and power sockets.
Former London police officer reveals what it was like living on a remote sub-Antarctic island for a year - with just nine people for company. And why he didn't want to leave
Adam Turner, 36, from Essex, was working in the police force when he decided he fancied a radical change and applied for a job to be a boating offer on the remote island of South Georgia. Here he tells MailOnline Travel what it was like living with just nine other people amid the heavy whiff of elephant seal for 12 months. And why he never wanted to leave. Pictured, from top left clockwise to inset: Adam seen driving one of the boats, the base at King Edward Point, a freezing dip in the ocean, a golden sunset and Adam posing with a rifle at his new home.
Run away to a giant beehive, helicopter or a treehouse! Forget leaky tents and mud... modern camping is all about style and luxury - with everything from en suite bathrooms to pizza ovens
Here's our pick of the best 'glamping' sites in the UK. The list features a vintage horsebox in Herefordshire; a converted double-decker bus near Shrewsbury; a camping pod in Devon (inset); a treehouse in West Dorset (top right) complete with copper bath (bottom right) and a helicopter in East Sussex (main).
From an icy wilderness to lush green trees and the Northern Lights: Stunning drone images show the staggering beauty of Finnish Lapland
These are the stunning images that show the dramatically diverse beauty of the landscape of Finland. Photographer Jani Ylinampa captured the breath-taking pictures near his hometown in Finnish Lapland. The professional photographer uses a drone in order to get his shots, which he then posts to his 22,000 followers on Instagram .
Paradise... for a princely sum: Resort in a lagoon dubbed the most beautiful in the world is up for sale for £17million
It is a stunning island resort perched on a South Pacific lagoon that has been dubbed the most beautiful in the world. And now it could be all yours after going on the market - but you'll need almost £17million (US$22million, NZ$32million) to buy it. The Aitutaki Private Island Resort is located in the Cook Islands and is the only inlet that sits directly on the Aitutaki Lagoon. It is famous for being the location of Sports Illustrated's 50th anniversary swimsuit edition photoshoot and even starred in Air New Zealand's Safety in Paradise video.
A lava-ly setting! The stunning destinations nestled in the shadow of VOLCANOES, from a ski resort in Japan to luxury villas in Bali
Here we reveal the holiday destinations that are in the shadow of volcanoes and we've picked out some choice hotels that offer views of the ancient peaks. Over in the foothills of Mount Agung in Bali (bottom left) there are dozens of hotels close to the active volcano - which last erupted in February - while the jaw-dropping island of Stromboli in Italy (top right), formed by a volcano of the same name, is a popular spot with visitors mesmerised by its constant plumes of steam. Over at the Hilton Niseko Village in Japan (top left), many of the rooms have large windows so guests can admire Mount Yotei from the comfort of their beds. Other hot holiday spots include the slopes of Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica (inset) and Catania in Sicily, which sits below the mighty Mount Etna (bottom right).
Thought the Dubai skyline couldn't get any more eye-popping? Its latest skyscraper is a 26-storey building that looks like an iPod in a 'docking station'
This is the latest skyscraper to join the Dubai skyline - a 26-storey building that looks like an iPod. The building has been designed to resemble the Apple product and is being constructed at a 6.5 degree incline so it appears like it's charging at a docking station. Called The Pad, the building is currently being built in the Business Bay area in the centre of Dubai, which is famous for its record-breaking skyscrapers and opulent hotels.