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.

Posted: Jun 7, 2011

A magic “agriturismo” in Liguria, Italy

I have had a pretty busy day –  taking care of my guests, a little climbing and bBikingiking, driving the minibus on the tormented roads of the Italian hills, finding good restaurants and having lots of fun in the meantime. When I finally went to my room at midnight I was to bed in seconds, tired but happy. It uses to be at this moment of my day as a guide in my own travel business, that I can relax and perhaps overview the spent hours mostly with a smile in my heart.

A Trip to Il Bandito e La Principessa

Posted: May 24, 2011

Finale Ligure, Italian Riviera – a part of the Alps

Did you know that the Italian Riviera is also a part of the Alps? The Maritime Alps go down to the Mediterranean sea, and you will believe it, when you are in Finale Ligure.

First of all, the landscape of Finale reminds more of the mountains than of the sea. Big cliff walls, green woods and wild birds. Ancient villages clinging at the mountain sides, and it is a place for sheep and wild mushrooms.

Moreover, the people that use to travel to Finale are mostly climbers and downhill bikers from all over the world. you will rather find outdoor gears than swimming suits.


Bikers Fianlborgo

Posted: Apr 13, 2010

A break from the Alps

This timeI pass the pen to my daughter, Nastassja.I hope you all willenjoy this blog post. Until next time / Marta

I will never look at a rock the same way I used to.

A break from the Alps to go rock climbing.
Natures’ great diversity amazes me. Seasonal changes or regional variations are really fascinating. But usually you have time to adapt while winter becomes summer. That’s one reason why my last road trip was incredible. Monday morning I left the Alps to be at the sea at noon. I went from snow covered pines to citrus trees with heavy fruit-filled branches. I took a break from the fresh but cold mountain air to enjoy a little hot sea breeze. I changed snowboarding for rock climbing

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