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40 Rock on

Wild moun­tains, ski­ing, swim­ming, canyons and end­less skies: wel­come to Colorado, says An­nun­ci­ata El­wes

49 City on the rise

Jump into the Berlin prop­erty mar­ket now, while you still can, ad­vises Eleanor Doughty

52 The mag­nif­i­cent seven

Liz Rowl­in­son ex­am­ines how the once su­per-lux­ury Span­ish re­sort of So­togrande is re­turn­ing to its former glory un­der new own­er­ship

56 Ris­ing from the ru­ins

One sign of an im­prov­ing mar­ket is that buy­ers are pre­pared to take on a run­down prop­erty and embark on a longdis­tance ren­o­va­tion. Provence and Um­bria are where the ac­tion is, finds Ara­bella Youens

62 An is­land awak­ens

Gre­nada is start­ing to steal a march on the top-end mar­ket of the south­ern Caribbean, re­veals Ara­bella Youens

64 Hong Kong: a new­comer’s guide

Carla Passino looks at the best ar­eas in which to buy and rent around this ex­cit­ing and vi­brant city

68 Il freddo è buono

From chest­nuts and Barolo to tur­reted cas­tles and ro­man­tic mists, Italy is ev­ery bit as beau­ti­ful in the colder months. Carla Passino picks the coun­try’s best win­ter des­ti­na­tions

70 Give a lit­tle

Dream sec­ond homes for less than £500,000 are worth the search, says An­nun­ci­ata El­wes

If you think Florence couldn’t get any more beau­ti­ful, think again: this rare snow­fall, in 2009, lends the city an ex­tra fairy-tale air (page 68)

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