A meeting of ways in Courmayeur

Courmayeur holiday

How would a father and son, skier and snowboarder team fare for five days on the slopes together? Jon Bickley took teenager Ben back to the Alps to find out… Courmayeur photos courtesy of Jon Bickley   After the second time I went skiing with my son Ben, on a school trip to Bormio eight […]

Italy’s most impressive mountain peaks

mountain Gran Sasso

Here are some of the most spectacular mountain peaks in Italy – have you scaled any of these?! Images by iStock 1 The Alps is one of the great European mountain ranges, touching Austria, Slovenia, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, France and Italy with its grandeur. The most significant mountain in the range that sits entirely in Italy […]

Valle di Gran San Bernardo travel guide

Rachael Martin explores the best places to eat and stay in this peaceful corner of northern Italy, tucked away among the mountains of the Valle d’Aosta… Photos by Rachael Martin unless otherwise stated Where to eat and stay Prosciutteria Sous Le Pont de Bosses An excellent bar, restaurant and prosciutteria – that is, a place […]

Alto Adige: the right altitude…

Sonwies Alto Adige

For Chris Allsop, holidays in the mountains of Alto Adige have previously been adventurous sojourns with ski-safaris, Michelin-starred huts, daring hikes and near misses with ice climbing. So how would it be with the kids in tow? Photos by Chris Allsop   The path was narrowing. As I sweated on how the pushchair’s wheel was shaving […]

Courmayeur travel guide

Auberge de la Maison

Make the most of your travels with Rachael Martin’s tips and advice for anyone travelling to this spectacular part of Italy… Photos by Rachael Martin and Auberge de la Maison What to see & do The Skyway The Skyway (left) offers breathtaking and emotional views of Mont Blanc and the surrounding mountains. It’s Italy’s extreme […]

At the foot of Il Bianco

Auberge de la Maison, Mont Blanc, Italy

Rachael Martin spends a weekend exploring the alpine splendour of Courmayeur and its environs in the mountainous region of Valle d’Aosta Photos by Rachael Martin and Auberge de la Maison   What Cortina is to the Dolomites, Courmayeur is to Valle d’Aosta. It’s desirable, often exclusive, with fantastic skiing opportunities right next to the Mont Blanc […]

Viewpoint: Monte Cervino

Sunset over Monte Cervino, Italy

The sun catches the peak of Monte Cervino, aka the Matterhorn, as it sets over the Italian border with Switzerland in Val d’Aosta… Photo by Getty Images It is the region of Dolomites, at the eastern end of Italy’s northern border, that is most famous for the phenomenon of the enrosadira, the ‘pinkening’ of the mountains […]

Walking the Dolomites

Trekking, Alta Badia, Dolomites

With wonderful locations, a warm welcome and delicious food, the Alta Badia mountains aren’t just for the winter, says Amanda Robinson Photos by Amanda Robinson unless otherwise stated Think of the Dolomites and what do you see? It usually conjures up a picture of snow-capped peaks twinkling in the sunlight, rustic mountain lodges, bustling cable […]

Lakes and mountains

Italy’s northern lakes and the mountains that surround them are recognized as one of Europe’s most beautiful regions. Start planning your stay for 2016… Private Italy Tours Discover the real Northern Italy Our Lake Region and Northern Italy small group tour provides you with the opportunity to encounter the romantic soul of Italy. From a […]

2016 Italia! Travel Awards

Welcome all to the inaugural Italia! Travel Awards – our team selects the very best places to visit, museums to view, beaches to relax on and much more. Discover the best of Italy right here… Every month we bring you the experience of Italy, with all the best places to go and all the best things to […]