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.

Entering Germany! (still on our way to The Alps)

Posted: Dec 20, 2010
Categories: Champoluc, Blog
Comments: 0
Author: TheAlps

Ahh, after a good nights sleep (for everyone except Pascal) in the cabin of the ferry, we are finally in Germany.

But our happiness doesn't last very long, after just a few kilometers we were met by a long line.

We were stuck in this first line for at least 40 minutes and after the first one there was the next one. Of course after that one, an other and so on.

So our view for today was pretty much like this…


So there was not much hope for us to reach Monterosa and The Alps at all.

Although there was some bright moments too, like when we saw the sun for the first time of the day.


It was probably around three o'clock, the rest

of the day we were surrounded by big trucks and allot of traffic.

Anyway now we are doing a quick pit stop in Köln with the cousins.

Good night to y’all, from the “TheAlps crew”




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