From the Alps to the best skiing spots - 5 great getaway spots for something unique

The Alps have a reputation (a good one, we promise) and with reason. From skiing in Switzerland to the romance of Venice with a mountain view, take your pick. If not the Alps we have some awesome mountains that will make the work days off and savings spent worth it.

1. Venice, ItalyRomance? It is time to step things up (read: The Alps for a view)

Lastminute.com reviewer Ania shares, “Venice is a romantic place overall. Take a Prosecco tour if you want some peaceful time-great wine, food, beautiful vineyards and the sight of the Alps.”Read more

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2. Milan, ItalyGo skiing in one of the several spots just outside Milan

Lastminute.com reviewer Anne shares, “We didn't stay in Milan, we drove to Livigno for a skiing holiday. ...The motorways are very busy and complex around Milan with roadworks it took a while to get away towards the north but stopped at Lake Como for lunch, about 2 hrs north of Milan.”Read more

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3. Lyon, FranceGo down the slopes in one of the worlds best ski resorts

Lastminute.com reviewer Jonathan says, “We only flew to Lyon. Then drove to Val D'Isere for a skiing trip...Val D'Isere is one of the best ski resorts in Europe/the world. Great skiing, superb restaurants on the slopes and great apres ski...Friday afternoon in the sunshine at La Folie Doux is like Ibiza on the Slopes. Fantastic food at Fruitieres too.”Read more

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4. Munich, GermanyDrive into the alps (literally)

Lastminute.com reviewer Victoria shares, “We recommend visiting Linderhof, Herrenchiemsee and the other castles of King Ludwig....My romantic experience: Driving into the Alps and then exploring lake Konigssee. Also the castles in Füssen were beautiful. I liked: The history of Bavaria and exploring its idyllic scenery.”Read more

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5. Geneva, SwitzerlandTry your hand at Spring skiing, incase you haven't

Lastminute.com reviewer Neil says, “We travelled from Geneva to Alpe D'Huez for some great spring skiing with good snow and great weather.”Read more

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