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Matera, Italy

Sunrise is always the best time to explore a city and Matera — in the southern Italian region of Basilicata — is no exception. I took this shot from the Piazzetta Pascoli, a square full of boutique restaurants and gelaterie. Just to the left of the 17th-century Palazzo Lanfranchi, a balcony opens up to the city’s most beautiful viewpoint. While throughout the day it’s busy with tourists, in the morning I had the place all to myself. As the sun rose over the rooftops, I captured the caves and stone houses bathed in the morning light before heading down to explore the streets of the ancient city, one of the European Capitals of Culture for 2019. ANNAPURNA MELLOR // PHOTOGRAPHER

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This month, we ditch the jeep to discover Africa from a different perspective. Whether on foot, by boat or hot air balloon, we’re showcasing the continent’s wild side on an active safari across Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana and more. We go north of Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland; discover Japan’s Tohoku region; and spend a long weekend in Vilnius. Other highlights this issue include Lima, Fife, Budapest, San Francisco and Turin, while our photo story unearths the tradition of gold panning in Costa Rica.