Ventina Cervinia, Italy No other slope in the world provides equal enjoyment for both a wobbly first-week beginner and a grizzled multi-seasoned expert. The joy of Ventina (just humble number 7 on the resort’s piste map) lies not in its gradient, but in its extraordinary length. From the top of the cable car at Testa Griglia (3480m) to the bottom lift station in Cervinia you travel an astonishing 8km with a vertical drop of 1430m.
As part of our summer road-trip season we have researched some of the best trips you can do by car. Here’s our guide to one of Europe’s ultimate road-trips: the ‘Grand Tour’, featuring France, Switzerland and Italy. This trip takes in picture-postcard French villages, snow-covered alpine mountains and the glitz and glamour of Monaco and Milan!