As every year since 2012, World Snow Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of January. Sponsored by the International Ski Federation, the event aims to promote skiing and snowboarding, which have declined among all winter sports in recent years. Therefore, the initiative is aimed at reversing this negative trend and bringing people closer to snow-r...

Gran Paradiso National Park in Italy is a breathtaking alpine region with spectacular scenery and fascinating history. The landscape is breathtaking, with dry peaks giving way to meadows studded with wildflowers, ice, and waterfalls. Inside the park's confines, visitors can see ermine, coyotes, beavers, leopards, owls, hawks, and other local animal...

The smallest region of Italy located in the Northwest of the country; Aosta Valley boasts spectacular scenery, world-class skiing and snowboarding, food of the highest quality and a history stretching back to Roman times. At the heart of the alps and bordered by France and Switzerland, Aosta valley is surrounded by some of the highest peaks in Euro...

One of the main traditions of the Christmas holidays is that of Northern Italy’s Christmas markets. These can be found everywhere in Italy and there are some that stand out for their longevity and beauty. Here you can find artisanal and gastronomic products perfect to gift someone on Christmas. Here a selection of the cutest Christmas markets in No...

Since 2003 the General Assembly of the United Nations has instituted the International Mountains Day, lest we forget that even these imposing, eternal wonders of nature, now more than ever, must be guarded and protected. Italy is home to some of the most important peaks in Europe, immense resources of biodiversity, beauty and culture. These complex...

Living in a city has a lot of advantages: you can find everything you want, public transport brings everywhere, there are museums and cafés, cinemas and theaters to entertain you. But if there is something the world learned in the past two years is appreciating the tranquillity and isolation of small countryside or mountain villages, places where l...

Étroubles locates in the deep north of Valle d'Aosta. It traces and preserves the history and traditions of a past marked by the passage of many peoples. À Étroubles, avant toi sont passés... Étroubles is a tiny village set like a gem in the Alpine peaks. Situated at an altitude of almost 3000 metres, it stands in the heart of the Great St Bernard...

This botanical garden, the oldest in Italy and covering 2.4 acres, is near the French-Italian border, on the Piccolo San Bernardo Hill, in Valle d’Aosta, at an altitude of 7.119 ft above sea level. The garden was created by the local abbot Pierre Chanoux in 1897: a passionate naturalist, he was among the first residents to ask tourists and mountain...

The Aosta Valley region is famous for its castles, and the Castle of Fénis, set in the homonymous town, is certainly one of the most visited. As opposed to many castles in the region, for example the Fort of Bard, it is not located in an elevated position, useful for war purposes, but in a hilly area with no natural defences; for this reason massiv...

The monumental complex of the Fort of Bard stands out on a rockypromontory towering over the town of Bard, in a strategic position, and the riviere Dora Baltea, in the Valle d’Aosta region. Virtually untouched since the time when it was built, it represents one of the best examples of barrier fortress from the 1800. The fort, built in the XIX centu...