Barefooting walking, more than an activity in itself, is a lifestyle, a true philosophy based on direct contact with nature. The term barefooting comes from the word 'barefoot', meaning "without shoes". However, on reflection, it is not an invention at all, but a return to man's origins. In fact, going back hundreds of thousands of years, we can sa...

A mountain holiday has always been a symbol of tranquillity, peace, freedom and health, but with the advent of the Covid-19, an experience far from the chaos of the city is also synonymous with safety. This is, in fact, what Valle D'Aosta, Italy's smallest region located in the Northwest of the country, is able to offer. There are several features...

With more vaccines in arms and the loosening of mask mandates, outdoor entertaining is booming. If you’re planning to host a post-pandemic get-together with friends or family, adding an Italian flair is always a people-pleaser. The food TV series Le Petit Tour on MHz Choice showcases the artisanal food products and producers of Italy’s Aosta Valley...

Wine has always played a dominant role in Italian cuisine and culture—although the regions of this thoroughly wine-centric country vary widely in terms of terroirs and traditions. Aosta Valley, the smallest of the 20 regions, is sandwiched in the northwestern corner between France, Switzerland, and Piedmont. Its diminutive size, high-altitude topog...

Located in northwest Italy, Valle d'Aosta is nestled into the Alps north of Piedmont, bordering Switzerland and France. While it's equally as enticing in summer for outdoor activities as it is in the winter for its skiing, it still tends to get overshadowed by the grand cities on Italy's customary tourism circuit.  Yet its gastronomy and delicacies...

Steep, high-altitude, unpolluted pastures, terraced on mountainsides covered with lush, aromatic grasses. This is where Valdostana cows, sheep, and goats graze, the ones that ultimately produce the wonderful cheese and dairy products showcased in the new MHz Choice travel series, Le Petit Tour.  The Valle d’Aosta (Aosta Valley), considered the hear...

Each of the ten, half-hour episodes of Le Petit Tour takes viewers on a delicious culinary journey in the Aosta Valley. Not only will the spectacular cheeses, wines, cured meats, breads, pastries and other regional products showcased in the series whet your appetite, you’ll also get to meet the producers of artisanal products who are preserving cen...

We publish this article, in its English translation, courtesy of the author and of the magazine HuffPost, which we thank, where it was published in the Italian version on March 9th. It's March 11, 2020. The World Health Organization declares that Sars-CoV-2 is a pandemic. The world stops and our habits change: distancing and limitations to mobility...

In a far distant past, Aosta was known as Augusta Praetoria Salassorum. Founded by the Romans in 25 BC, Aosta is the second Italian city with the largest number of Roman ruins still visible - in fact, it is sometimes called ‘Rome of the Alps,’ being located near the mountains in the north-western tiny region of Val d’Aosta, close to the French bord...

Those looking for ideas and inspiration for the top resorts for skiing in Italy have a wide interesting range of options in front of them: along the Alpine range there are some of the top-end ski slopes in the world, many glamourous ski resorts, high-end hotels and spa facilities, gourmet lodges and every kind of outdoor activity for grown-ups and...