Aosta Valley student Giulia Pession, 19, from Saint-Christophe, is the new world champion in philosophy. A third B student at the High School of Classics, Music and Art in Aosta, she won the title in Lisbon, beating 87 other finalists from 42 nations. A special mention, however, was awarded to Giovanni D'Antonio of the "Torricelli" classical and sc...

During a trip to the Valle d'Aosta, one encounters suggestive and picturesque cultures and craftsmen, whose roots are so deep that they resist today's fashions and trends. From the slippers of Gressoney to the precious lace of Cogne, passing through the clogs of Ayas that recall the shoes of Van Gogh's peasants and potato eaters, everything has an...

Easter lunch in Italy is a celebration of the colors, scents and flavors of the new season, spring. While there are common dishes and ingredients, from north to south, such as lamb, boiled eggs,  savory pies, chocolate eggs and colomba, each Italian region has its own typical dishes or variations on Easter classics. Each region would need its own d...

Rich in natural heritage of rare beauty, the Aosta Valley also appeals to the most contemplative minds. Created in 1922 the first and oldest Italian national park – Gran Paradiso – is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Home to 59 glaciers, covering 70,000 hectares (173,000 acres), between 800 meters above sea level at the bottom of the va...

What could be better than combining intense days on ski slopes with relaxing well-being and spa treatments? There are several destinations in the Alps that precisely offer this opportunity, for all tastes and abilities: here are as number of destinations you absolutely should know about. Aosta Valley – Courmayeur and La Thuile The ski area between...

After a 2021 full of international successes, Italy triumphs again. In fact, Matteo Cignetti has just been elected best young chef in the world, becoming the first chef from Italy to win the Olympiad Young Chef, a contest attended by the best young chefs on the planet. And, among them all, our Matteo (19 years old) triumphed, capable of beating a c...

WELCOME TO THE SANTUARIO DI Gilliarey, a small chapel located in the Aosta Valley, not far from Italy’s borders with France and Switzerland. The quiet here is amazing. The chapel and its breathtaking view. It is said that a small coin left from a traveler in Giliarey’s Oratory will be paid tenfold in our afterlife. Indeed, it is a kind gesture for...

Every winter in the Valleys of Valle d'Aosta, cradle of legends and traditions, on January 30 and 31, nearthe "Candelora" celebrated on February 2, the feast of the candles symbol of the beginning of the rebirth of nature, the mountains come to life. People go down to Valle in Aosta to celebrate at the Collegiate Church of the city, Saints Pietro a...

Even nowadays, Italy is full of many regional recipes handed down from generations like the one for coffee in Aosta Valley, tipically known as “valdostano” coffee. This particular drink is composed of alcohol and coffee, to be shared among the diners, representing a traditional ritual.  To drink the “valdostano” coffe you must use special container...

When you think of Italy, the first things that come to mind are probably art, architecture, and delicious Italian cuisine. But if you’re thinking of visiting during the winter months, you need to know that Italy is actually one of the best destinations in Europe for skiing. Its western borders are home to the Swiss, Savoy, and French Alps, which ar...