Winter breaks in the Alps: accommodation Alagna
Hidden in the very north-east of Italy on the Swiss-Italian border, lies Alagna Valsesia, a small alpine commune in the Valsesia valley lying at the foot of one of Europe's tourist mountains, the Monte Rosa. Situated in the Piedmont region of Italy, the area – also a UNESCO World Heritage Site – is a stunning choice for visitors looking for something more for their winter getaway. The Monte Rosa ski region stretches from Alagna all the way to Val di Gressoney and the Aosta Valley.
Just 1 and a half hours from Milan, staying in Alagna accommodation is popular for tourists wanting to enjoy the winter season in the peaceful and rustic village. Filled with Swiss influence, wooden chalets and balconies, Alagna offers a great skiing and snowboarding environment for the whole family, as well as being an internationally recognised area for free-riding and off-piste skiing. Perfect for those of all levels, beginners can learn the basics in the “Wold” just outside of the village – whatever the age. In addition, Alagna Valsesia offers ski-schools, ski-touring and heli-skiing. With over 130km of slopes and 5km of routes available, skiers and boarders alike are sure to enjoy what the area has to offer. Whilst staying in Alagna holiday rentals, treat yourself to the local dishes in the neighbourhood restaurants, try out the bars or enjoy the open air ice rink. If you need a break from the slopes, perhaps pay a visit to the Walser Museum, giving an insight into the previous life and culture of Valsesia families.
Italian summer getaways
Alagna Valsesia need not only be enjoyed in the winter. Visiting during the summer season and staying in Alagna holiday apartments means plenty of outdoor opportunities, including mountaineering through the Valsesia Valley, exploring the Valsesia Natural Park, fishing in the Sesia Basin, mountain biking and have a go on the various cycling trails. Enjoy the crystal clear water of the River Sesia whilst water rafting or kayaking.
If you are looking for other popular and beautiful areas to visit within Italy, consider visiting the cities of Turin, the capital of Piedmont or Bergamo, a stunning ancient city in the foothills of the Alps.