From the waterways of Venice, to cosmopolitan Milan and the tranquillity of Lake Lugano, northern Italy and the Swiss border are a true joy to travel. Finbarr Toesland explores...

If you've already experienced the snow-capped mountains of Chamonix and want to relive the experience against a new backdrop, follow Gillian Birch into the stunning Harz mountains ...

Whilst the heady days of sweeping lavender fields and myrtle meadows might be a thing of the past, Grasse remains the home of French perfume and is the perfect place to learn all about the fragrance industry. Gillian Birch shows us around...