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.

11 Mar 2009

The sacred Swedish Sportlov and more guests

Author: Marta Capetillo  /  Categories: Blog  / 

It is sacred, yes, people come to the Alps from the North and you will barely hear any other language in the villages than Swedish these weeks.

We had a table booked each lunch at the magic Guglielmina above Alagna, 2880m. Families of friends came, ate and shifted with new families. It was like a privat party but on one of the most amazing terraces of the Alps!

People who didn't know each other started to talk and old friends met without knowing they should have been together in Monterosa. All ages were present and the smallest were the heroes of the trip!

I am happy that you choose Monterosa for your precious winter vacation, shifting the grey days of this heavy Northern winter with the sun and the happiness of sliding down the slopes of my beloved mountains! Thank you! See you soon again.

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