When the sea becomes cool, and the alpine peaks are covered with thick snow, the powers that be change the beach resorts to ski resorts. The rich and famous go to Madonna di Campiglio – a real kingdom of luxury and glamor. This small resort town, which in winter turns into one of the epicenters of social life on the planet, lies in the middle of the picturesque Dolomites in the Adamello-Brenta Natural Park.
The resort has become a true legend not only due to the fact that among the skiers and snowboarders flying around you down the slope, the president of a large transnational corporation or the crown prince of some small European principality may well be climbing up. Athletes appreciate this place for 90 kilometers of Continue reading
A small chocolate factory with the same name Chocolat (Fraz. Entreves, 2 – La Thuile) is easy to find without a navigator – you still feel the sweet aroma at the entrances to the village of La Thuile, long before a green vintage sign appears in sight. The members of the Collomb family, the founders of the workshop, have been leading a sweet life for thirty years. The father began the chocolate story, and then his son continued, smiling Stefano, more like the hero of Three Musketeers than a pastry chef. Dad, by the way, at his 73 years old continues to work at the factory and is not going to retire. “Who will voluntarily give up art?” He says passionately. And here we have nothing to object, especially to the Italian, in matters of art to a much more knowledgeable person. Continue reading
In Leukerbad, we led an active spa lifestyle, regularly visiting the local thermal springs. After moving to Courmayeur, we decided here to continue in the same spirit. I must say that in the Valle d’Aosta region from the ancient Romans, only one thermal complex was preserved in the village of Pre San Didier, a 10-minute drive from Courmayeur. Unfortunately, they are not allowed here with children under 14 years old, so we had to leave our young bathers at home.
Water here is not cooled, since Verney spring has been flowing from the bowels of the earth for 1000 years with a temperature of 37 degrees comfortable for the body. Rich in iron oxide and calcium carbonate, water is considered extremely beneficial for muscles and bones. In addition, it softens the skin, improves blood Continue reading