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.

Vendator, military discipline and good mood.

Posted: Feb 14, 2009
Categories: Blog
Comments: 0

Luigi, the owner of Petit Charmant Hotel in Champoluc looked astonished when you told him at 1 am your first evening in the village that you should have breakfast at 7 am. He and I was pretty sure that you change your mind next day, after good food and wine and a couple of nice runs in the deep snow of these first days of February.

But nop, we were at fault. The gang of 17 was perpetrating their habits of early meetings in the morning before skiing AND in the afternoon after the skiing. Could it be the military background of the wonderful leadership consultant you had with you, Pelle? I will give you guys his number when you need order in your troops. And always with a shining smile!

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