Short-haul city escapes are one of life’s great pleasures. Discovering a new city full of exciting cuisine, fashion, and culture opens our eyes and minds to new civilisations, and new ways of living. Whether your break is to an unfamiliar city in the UK, or further afield to nearby Europe, our selection of lace-up trainers, sandals and supportive pumps will give you comfort and style to explore the spaghetti bowls of winding cobbled streets and experience breath-taking architecture, all with indulgent street food in hand. With days filled with long walks along romantic city walls, enjoying alfresco dinners in the Piazza, and drinking aperitifs in the sunshine, a city weekend break is the perfect balance of antique tradition and new discovery.
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