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.

The last miles on the Autobahn and our arrival in Champoluc

Posted: Dec 25, 2010
Categories: Blog
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Happy to have a computer other ways I don’t know what had happened to us sitting 9 hours with Pascal just singing loud and making all kind of noise. A kid in a car for so long as 3 days, I can really suggest you to have plenty of DVDs or downloads!

But we had all sorts of things to look at on the Autobahn and time was not really a problem. Köln to Champoluc took us 9 hours, good for winter and lots of traffic! Look at Santa and the beautiful old Volvo truck:

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At the end we were in Champoluc, the nicest village we know in the Alps. It is at this time it is interesting to visit Belvedere (the coziest after ski place on the slopes) and see their offers for Bombardino this year. Bombardino is egg liquor with brendy and creme. You could never drink it somewhere else than in the mountains after a cool day on the snow.

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It has come pretty huge with snow in Monterosa those days. And it still snows, even if it is pretty warm and foggy. I believe it will be a very good ground for the rest of the season.

And today it is Christmas! Merry Christmas from me! Marta

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