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2019-06-26

Animals who work in vineyards

2019-06-19

This adult beverage has grown to become one of the best-known mixed alcoholic drinks.​

2019-06-12

The best 5 italian aperitifs!

2019-06-07

No matter the season, Courmayeur offers stunning views on the Mont-Blanc ant the glaciers

2019-06-02

According to the most-watched school of esotericism, Turin is a city “frontier”: the one that is part of both the white magic triangle (Turin-Lyon-Prague) than that of black magic (Turin-London-San Francisco ).

2019-05-29

Do you know the history of the Italian wine name “Est! Est! Est!”?

2019-05-25

In the origin and evolution of wine history, mythology and legend get mixed up.

2019-05-22

The Little St Bernard Pass – or Col Du Petit St Bernard to be strictly accurate – links the Aosta Valley on the Italian side of Mont Blanc to the French side of the mountain.

2019-05-20

Why is there an indentation (punt) in the bottom of a wine bottle? We don’t have one answer for you but 4!

2019-05-17

The stunning Lake Annecy is like something from a dream. You’ll have to pinch yourself to believe this surreal lake is really there.

2019-05-13

People have enjoyed drinking wine for thousands of years ever since its ancient origins in Mesopotamia, near present-day Iran. Italian and French wines are amongst the best and Italy is the largest producer of wine in the world. This makes sense because the Romans made the most contributions to the ancient art of viniculture

2019-05-06

Pets are part of our families so it's logical that you would want to include them in your family holiday.

2019-05-04

Are you looking for an outdoor activity for big groups? Do you want to promote your village, your town or your company with a sensational event?

2019-05-02

The vineyards near Mont-blanc are some of the highest in Europe, and the subsequent wines have a distinctively Alpine character;

2019-04-29

Where did risotto originate? In northern Italy in the XV century, the Lombardy plains were cleared to establish rice fields. 

2019-04-25

The Pythagorean Cup Will Keep You From Drinking Too Much

2019-04-22

The tradition of gifting flowers in Italy is a long and storied one. It dates back to Roman times, when the cult of ‘Flora’ the Goddess of nature, was popularized by Sabine Emperor named Titus...

2019-04-21

Easter – which is Pasqua in Italian, is marked by services in churches throughout the country, as well as a big meal enjoyed at home with family.

2019-04-17

Franciacorta is a unique charming land very close to Milan. Its ancient origin was shaped by Nature itself, who created a wonderful and amazing landscape. It’s a land able to astonish everybody for colors and for its most precious treasure: the wine.

2019-04-15

You might think that there’s little to no difference between bottles of bubbly. Champagne and prosecco are two totally different terms whose meanings are different in important ways.

2019-04-12

We’re entering high season for frozen treats! Truthfully, we’ll eat most of these no matter what name they go by, but is there really a difference between ice cream and gelato? Or is gelato just a fancier name for regular ole’ ice cream?

2019-04-07

What do you know about Italian trandition?

2019-04-01

The first to popularize the cheese outside of the valley were English travellers who were passing through on their way to Italy.

2018-11-21

Winter is arriving and it's a time to talk about hot drinks!

2018-11-13

10 of the oddest aromas you can find in wine and what they mean:

2018-11-01

Italy has consistently been a world leader in wine production. Over its long history, modern Italy evolved from a loose collection of city-states.

2018-10-15

Take a whiff. Does it smell like wet cardboard? Your mother’s mildewy basement? Dirty socks?
Because if it does, you might have a corked bottle on your hands.

2018-09-15

Aosta was settled in proto-historic times and later became a center of the Salassi. By 25 BC, many of the Salassi were killed or sold into slavery by the Romans...

2018-09-12

You can buy a fresh alpine air! The air is collected from various locations around the Swiss Alps and compressed into an aerosol can. It comes with an attached face mask to assist with breathing. A 7-liter can of air cost $21 and contains enough air for over 120 breaths, which is around 10 min of use.

2018-08-22

100.000 years ago the ibex lived in all the rocky regions of central Europe. It was also a sours of inspiration for the Palaeolithic people who drew it in the caves in which they lived...

2018-08-01

We start from Courmayeur, reaching the peak of Punta Helbronner (3465m) by the exclusive panoramic lift “Sky Way Monte Bianco”.

Then we move to the village of Cogne, the core of the Gran Paradiso Park. Here we will have a walk till the waterfalls, followed by a lunch in one of the best restaurants in the area.

In the afternoon we will have a two-hour guided tour of the ancient Roman city of Aosta, founded 25 BC, along the Roman-Gallic road.

On the way back we will have an aperitif in a medieval castle.

2018-07-21

In summer, Courmayeur is the ideal place to find your balance in a fabulous alpine environment with an amazing immaculate nature.

2018-07-13

Regional wine production in Aosta valley confirms a leading position in Italian rankings in terms of quality.

2018-07-07

The Petit Arvine native of the town of Chamoson in the Swiss Valais, it was introduced to Valle d’Aosta in the 1970s by the Institut Agricole of Valle d’Aosta.

 

2018-07-01

Fantastic traverse of the glacier of Géant! it starts start at the Helbronner peak (3462m), summit of the italian cable car Sky Way, to Aiguille du Midi (3842m) summit terrace of Frence. This walk can be done also in contrariwise

Dear friends, here you see one of the most beautiful high-altitude route in the Mont Blanc massif! It is suitable for both adults and children and don't require any special sport preparation.

2018-07-01

Val Veny and Val Ferret offer walks and treks for everyone, with enchanting alpina views.

Spectacular itineraries to admire Mont Blanc in all its grandeur and at a close distance.
What makes a place unique?

2018-06-01

When, over the centuries, Mont Blanc projected its sinister shadow over the valleys that lay at its feet, the people who lived there were deeply afraid of the great mountain which in fact was called Mont Maudit (cursed mountain).

2017-04-13

Saturday, April 15, 2017, hotels of Courmayeur welcome the winemakers: a chance to discover the gastronomic excellences of the territory.

2016-12-01

High above the rooftops and valleys, visitors to Pila have the most spectacular start to the year.

We let you in on the best New Year's celebrations in Aosta Valley's resorts and on the mountain tops.

2016-08-01

Canyoning is a fantastic, pulse-racing sport that you can begin at any level of fitness. See our blog with pictures and video of Canyoning adventure in Aosta Valley

2016-03-08

On May 28th, Alpina-Tour leads a guided tour with transfer at the best wineries of the Aosta Valley.

 

2016-02-10

20 and 21 February 2016 – Downhill under the light of the full moon.

2015-08-17

The sky, our only roof, day and night with its sun and its beautiful myriad of stars will be with us for 7 days and 6 nights keeping us company a pure and sincere, now forgotten…

2015-06-01

The activity takes place in a day, and you will be accompanied by a professional ski instructor in a group up to 8 people. Fun is guaranteed!