It's maybe not an obvious destination but the stunning range of colours in Kelvingrove Park, Maxwell Park, Queen's Park and Pollok Country Park is well worth an autumnal visit. Spend some time at the Glasgow University cloisters, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum or, if you head south, at the Burrell Collection. When it gets darker and chillier make sure you find yourself a wee table at cosy Kember & Jones on Byres Road - their coffee and cakes are to die for!
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There is something magical about beaches surrounded by pine forests and Punta della Suina is one of these incredible gems. The sea is classic Salento - calm and so transparent it's unreal. It has stunning views of historical Gallipoli and not many Italians know of its existence. The best strategy is to avoid the lido (expensive and a tad loud) and walk until you find your very own spot - lie down and let the smell of the pines trees fill your lungs...
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