Deep into the Gressoney-Saint-Jean Valley, in the Aosta Valley, there is a fairy castle: the Savoy Castle. Known also as the queen Margherita's castle, the nineteenth-century mansion is clearly an important destination for the tourists visiting the Aosta Valley. Savoy Castle: the history In the lush Gressoney-Saint-Jean Valley there is a fairy cast...

The municipality of Pré-Saint-Didier is located in the autonomous region of Aosta Valley, precisely in the Valdigne, the upper valley of the Dora Baltea. The hot springs of Pré-Saint-Didier were already known during the Roman Empire, when the village was called "Arebrigium", but they were not exploited until the second half of 1600. Instead, the hi...

Mont Blanc is 4808 m high and it's the highest montain in Europe. This record gives it the nickname of "King of Alps". Actually, Mont Blac is place of challenges and natural attractions and one of the most famous tourist destinations of Valle d'Aosta. Mont Blanc: one of the most visited spots of Alps Mont Blanc is one of the most visited spots of A...

The eerie sight of empty streets in Italy's usually packed city centres returned this weekend after strict new rules came into force. The streets in Milan, Turin, and other cities within the country's four 'red zone' regions have been almost empty as movement was strictly curtailed from Friday. Under the new three-tier system of restrictions, Calab...

There are many great spots across the world to gaze at the stars. The International Dark Sky Association (IDSA) lists 130 locations, including three that were added in the USA last year (in Colorado, Arizona, and Utah). One notable omission, if you browse the sites on the IDSA’s map, is Italy.  Now, though, the country has an officially recognized...

Un’astronave interrata nel Chianti fiorentino. Una tartaruga nel cuore della campagna umbra. Una bolla di vetro sui colli piemontesi. Dalla Maremma alle Langhe passando per il Veneto e la Sicilia, il fenomeno delle cantine d'autore ha conquistato tante delle case vinicole del Bel Paese. Le nuove ‘cattedrali del vino’, firmate dai grandi nomi dell’a...

Castles, snow-capped mountains, Roman history and food: a road trip in Aosta Valley, Italy’s smallest region, offers this, plus plenty of fun for the keen driver, who will enjoy the mountain roads with their hairpin bends, climbs and tunnels.  The three-day itinerary we present here starts at Bard Fort, a fortified complex built in the 19th century...

Saturday, August 1st • 10:00am EST. Learn how to vacation as the Italians do! Join Beatrice as she explores the various vacations Italy has to offer. Register Here. Once you register, you will receive the link to join the chat the night before the event. Guest speaker: Annamaria Sorrentino, President & Founder of Shop Wine and Dine Italy is home to...

I’m squashed in among a group of elderly ladies hustling for space at the counter of Panizzi. In front of us, shopkeeper Marcello is scurrying around, distributing slices and scoops as he splits glorious gold and white hunks of dairy into containers. He spots me and approaches with a board laden with fontina, a semi-soft cheese that’s a local speci...

The clock is ticking for Europe’s mountain areas. Demographic change through economic migration and declining birth rates mean many hillside towns face slow motion decline. But an EU project in Italy's Aosta Valley region has come to the fore during the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative seeks to protect vulnerable people living in mountain communit...