When it comes to relationships, what you put into it is what you get out of it. Yet for holidays, that’s not always the case, as these affordable destinations prove.

Seville, Spain

Where to stay: Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza Don’t miss: Seville is the motherland of flamenco. Pack your dancing shoes and step to it.

Umbria, Italy

Where to stay: Borgo Della Marmotta Don’t miss: Wander Assisi’s cobbled streets before dining on the region’s “best of” – think olive oil, pork and truffles.

Loire Valley, France

Where to stay: Domaine de la Tortinière Don’t miss: Aspirational property hunting around opulent aristocratic estates.

Kerry, Ireland

Where to stay: The Europe Hotel & Resort Don’t miss: The scenic circuit – aka the Ring of Kerry. Hire a car and head south.

Sicily, Italy

Where to stay: Locanda Don Serafino Don’t miss: Greek temples, Norman churches and baroque palazzos; you’ve a lot of ground to cover.

Alentejo, Portugal

Where to stay: Imani Country House Don’t miss: The stars. Come nightfall, the parched landscape makes for prime stargazing.

Marrakech, Morocco

Where to stay: Riad Jardin Secret Don’t miss: Candlelit dinners and evening strolls through the the heady backstreets of the medina.

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