Alpine Magic

The familiar idyll of cheese and chocolate, Heidi and the Matterhorn. Come for a Lakes and Mountains exploration, or several days skiing and you’ll get all the pristine beauty, genteel calm and that well-oiled efficiency.

The Italian Alps is home to one of Italy’s best known and most exclusive resorts, Cortina d’Ampezzo, which had a starring role in many films, including The Pink Panther and For Your Eyes Only

Head east into Austria’s Arlberg region and you find St Anton, which packs some serious heritage – it’s the birthplace of the father of modern skiing, Johann Schneider, as well as being the spiritual home of apres, thanks to the infamous Mooserwirt and Krazy Kanguruh bars.