The highest peak in the Alps is a magnet for tourists. During peak season, as many as 300 people per night set off to scale the majestic summit on the French-Italian border. But many underestimate the risks.
Luca Lombardini, his fiancee and his brother were climbing Europe's highest peak when they slipped and died. Heatwave conditions have made conditions more dangerous on the Mont Blanc massif.
From September 29, the cabins of the "Matterhorn Glacier Ride" will hover to Europe's highest mountain railway station. The aim is to transport 2,000 passengers per hour quickly and safely to the Swiss mountain paradise.
Two years after a devastating earthquake, the town of Visso still looks as if the disaster happened yesterday. Bureaucratic chaos has forced many to move away, and reconstruction has yet to begin. Ylenia Gostoli reports.
Spain's Val d'Aran has a strong regional identity. The people who live in this out-of-the-way valley aren't fond of Barcelona's independence movement. And if push comes to shove, they may opt to leave Catalonia.
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