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Guide to trail running races in northern Italy

Written by on May 14, 2021 in Sport and Adventure
Guide to trail running races in northern Italy

Guide to trail running and races in northern Italy What is Trail Running? Trail running is a popular activity for the period of April – September, focused mainly for the summer season. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to have mountains for trail running. Trail running can in fact be done everywhere. It is […]

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Pre Saint Didier – a day at the thermal bath

Written by on October 6, 2020 in Blog, Our Good Life in Italy
Pre Saint Didier – a day at the thermal bath

Everyone deserves a little luxury and pampering in life, a little break from all the rushing around. The thermal spa at Pré Saint Didier, in its beautiful Alpine surroundings close to Courmayeur in the Aosta Valley, is just the perfect place for it. I have to admit that before I discovered Pre Saint Didier I […]

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A First Go at Ski Touring

Written by on October 6, 2020 in Blog
A First Go at Ski Touring

Skiing doesn’t have to be all downhill I have never been a skiing virtuoso. I am more than a little bit afraid of speed and I haven’t really had proper lessons. At least not from anyone who actually knows what they are talking about (sorry Ian). My skiing motto is “relax and enjoy the view”. […]

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Family Hike in Valsavarenche in the Aosta Valley

Written by on October 6, 2020 in Blog, Our Good Life in Italy
Family Hike in Valsavarenche in the Aosta Valley

After two months of lock-down due to the COVID virus, we couldn’t wait to get back out into the nature again. As soon as we were allowed to, we headed up the road to beautiful Valsavarenche, at the heart of the Gran Paradiso national park, for a hike. We decided on this area for our […]

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