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.

19 Apr 2009

Peace, peace and more peace! Walking in the snow at the end...

Author: Marta Capetillo  /  Categories: Blog  / 

The season is at its end for this time.

I am grateful and peaceful.

Nature is shining in the sun of the spring and I decide to shift skis with my hiking boots and go walking my last days in the mountain for this time. My heart is filled with love and a sensation of belonging, even if I know I probably never can install myself and my family in this enchanted place, Monterosa.

I want to be alone here for this moment, to walk in the woods and in the perfect silence of the snowy valleys. I know I am not alone, I feel the presence of eyes, the eyes of the animals waking up after this heavy winter: mountain goats, marmots, birds.

A new season is coming, the skiers are gone, the people of the villages starts to rebuild what was broken by the heavy snow masses, they are also resting before summer. Perhaps they can also be still and discover the beauty of the place where they live, once again.

I will be back this summer with new guests and new trips for the people whom I believe could learn to love this, one of the most special environments in Europe, a place where you can play and have lots of fun, but of which you should also respect the sensible nature.

Just so that our grand children still could enjoy it as we do!

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