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.

Skyway Monte Bianco - the 8th wonder

Posted: Aug 23, 2016
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Author: TheAlps

Monte Rosa Aosta Valley

Some says that SkyWay Monte Bianco is now the 8th wonder of the world. The new cableways that take you up to 3500m on Mont Blanc massif is indeed impressive.

It costed over 130ml euros to built new cableways that bring tourists to the top of Europe. It links Courmayeur in Italy with Pointe Helbronner, on the southern side of the Mont Blanc massif. It was opened last year after over 3 years of constructing.

Sometimes it is considered as the 8th wonder. For sure, it is the most expensive cable cars. The construction, designed by Carlo Rossi, was built instead for the old cableways. Now there are three stations starting at 1300m at Entreves.

The main attraction is a cabin that can contain 80 persons and rotates so visitors have a full view over the Aosta valley. In the half-way station, the Pavillon, there is a restaurant and… the botanical garden where almost 900 alpine plant species are collected.

At the top you can admire Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Monte Rosa, and Gran Paradiso from scenic viewpoints. And through a tunnel and lift system one can also reach a Torino Hut, a refuge for climbers.

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