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...

The medieval borgo of Etroubles deserves particular attention. A walk through old cobblestone streets, beautiful fountains from which the fresh water coming from the Vélan mountain flows, recently restored old houses made in local stone with roof tiled with lose, the local slate, the bell tower and the nineteenth-century church with frescoes: the i...

On your trip to the Italian peninsula, you can certainly not miss an in-depth tour of the Aosta Valley. The Aosta Valley region is a border region, rich in natural beauty and monuments, witnesses of an ancient and glorious history. We have prepared a list of the most important places to see, to allow you to face this new adventure in the best way....

The Castel Savoia Alpine Botanical Garden is located in the park of Castel Savoia, the villa of Queen Margherita di Savoia, a mountain and mountaineering enthusiast, in Gressoney-Saint-Jean, in the Lys Valley, in the Aosta Valley, at 1350 meters of altitude. The whole area, now a regional property, is often the venue for exhibitions and events, and...

Cervinia has been an international destination since the early 1900s. It lies at the end of the Valtournenche, the last inhabited center in the valley before the trails climb toward the Matterhorn. It’s always been among the Valle d’Aosta’s top-choices for resorts due to the length of its ski season (which lasts more than six months). Since it’s co...

The history of Fontina is linked to the history of its name. The name Fontina is frequently mentioned in ancient documents on the Aosta Valley. References to the “De Funtina” family can be found from the mid-13th century and “de Fontines” appears a hundred years later. There are abundant references to the use of Fontina as a place name for meadows,...

Winter is such a fantastic time of the year. It’s my favorite season and I just love it. The snow, the chilly air, the color of the sky. Everything is just perfect. Winter is also a season that lends itself fantastically to storytelling, with all that “gathering around the fireplace with hot cocoa” type of atmosphere permeating the air and, indeed,...

Every year, people from all over Europe and and North America travel to Northern Italy to enjoy its amazing mountains: the Alps. The Alps are home to some of the best ski resorts and most picturesque towns in the world. There are plenty of winter sports to practice and you can choose from a number of locations to enjoy skiing activities. If you wou...