A number of us, in these past few days, will have helped our children to pack up their belongings and accompanied them to move – either to university or a new start in their lives – and know the challenge of coming to terms with the reality that they are no longer under the same roof as us.
Venice, Milan and Rome draw in thousands of British tourists every year - but nestled at the foot of the Alps just off the beaten path of mass tourism there’s another spellbinding Italian city that captures the imagination of culture vultures and holidaymakers who flock to sample its Alpine charm.
Overnight ferry to Europe harks back to golden age of travel
Crossing the channel can be an extremely speedy affair to the ports of Calais and Dunkirk. No sooner has one boarded the ship and ascended to the upper decks than it seems to be docking at the other end.