Marta's Monterosa Blog

I am passionate about the Alps. They are my heart's home and the place where I would like to spend the last day of my life. I have been a tourist in the village of Champoluc in the Italian Monterosa for all my life and worked as a tourist operator in this area since more than 15 years.

I believe in respect for the special environment of this place that you can find only here. We all gain by enjoying its beauty, while trying to make a minimum impact at the same time. Leave it for our children in the future!

I believe in respect for people who live here with their traditions and culture, language, and work, their genuine products and delicious wines. They open their homes for us, tourists and meet us as their guests, if we are able to open our hearts for them. I have a friend who is a hotel owner and he says that when stressed people from the city come to his place, he tells them to sit down and take a drink before they even begin to worry if they have a room. Perhaps, we can bring a little of their kindness and calmness with us on our way back to the city.

My philosophy is to give back a little of what the mountains and the people from this place have given to me and to my family through my work, to communicate my philosophy and my passion to those who follow me on the blog, and in my trips as a tour operator.

If you would like to visit Champoluc, Gressoney, Alagna or other villages in the Aosta Valley, trek or ski in the Monterosa, discover Sardinia or other places we offer, contact us.

Our way through a snowy Europe to reach the Alps

Posted: Dec 19, 2010
Categories: Blog
Comments: 0
Author: TheAlps

December 19, 2010

1:st day.

Our trip began a few minutes after nine AM, in Stockholm. After a quick stop at OKQ8 (a gas station) to refill the tank and buy some soda, we got going. As soon as we got out on the highway we understood this was going to take a while and that we might not get to the ferry in time.

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Anyway the happy crew, Marta Capetillo, Pascal Capetillo and Bartolomeus Capetillo, put on some nice music and celebrated the beginning of this adventure with a Swedish “lussebulle”.

The day ended with a very nice meal at the ferry’s restaurant, and now we are all going to rest for a new day tomorrow. Well all except Pascal, I think he had too many sodas.

However a very nice start of this adventure, lets hope it will continue like this.

End of log 1. //Bartolomeus and the “TheAlps” crew.

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