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: Mar 11, 2020

Beautiful bridges, with a wind that make my car nearly blow off. Scary as hell.

Thinking that the wind could take with it both sickness and pain.
Posted: Mar 10, 2020

We were happy to have good hackers in our team

What with this threat to all of our health and economy now – do we have hackers good enough to repair the damage? NO. The doctors are kneeling and the hospitals are overloaded. IN EUROPE! Experience from the places where the virus has spread most viciously should be the right way to handle this. Not closing the borders, it makes no sense. STAY AT HOME and don’t try to say that this is someone else’s problem.
Posted: Mar 9, 2020

This is one of the most coronavirus infected areas of Germany

Yes, I run away. I run away from my beloved mountains. MY mountains, why did you come and infested the purity of this, my childhood place with your sticky fingers Covid19?
Posted: Mar 8, 2020

From inside the barricades – Report from a tourist operator in the times of Covid19

We have been struggling for two weeks trying to understand what is reasonable, legal and human to do with worried guests from Sweden. This is our highest high season as Thealps travel agency. And it is the highest high season for ski holidays in Sweden. So many want to be in the Alps and are ready to pay a lot for their family coming here to ski and eat and feel good. Our job has been to help them enjoy their holiday in the Italian Alps.
Posted: Jan 28, 2011

No powder - great mountains

For all of you who are looking for powder in the Alps, I have bad news – there is no powder! We are still waiting for a huge snowfall, but it seems like we have to be patient.

it is indeed a spiritual experience to slide down in the weightless white substance coming from the sky and taking away all sounds and noises! But the good news are that we have fun and some real great experience in the mountains anyway.

The sun in the tiny air at 3000 meters above the see makes miracles!

Sunrise at Guglielmina

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