TG Tips- Valle d’Aosta

Valle d’Aosta was one of my very first loves in Italy. I first came here when I was 21 years old and had never really seen mountains before. What a place to first see them. I have a very good friend who is a ski teacher in La Thuile (a great little resort which allows you to cross the border to France on skis). The pass, a mountain road in the summer is now thought to be the possible site of the famous Alps crossing by Hanibal of elephant fame. Obviously for me this little historical ‘addendum’ just adds to its attraction.


La Thuile Hotel Rolland ** – sometimes people are blinded by stars. Sigrud, who runs this place summer and winter, deserves incredible praise as a real old- fashioned host! She learns guests names, works hard, serves an incredible breakfast of home made cake and amazing, jams and breads, grape juice, etc.

Surely Two Stars is Enough? Hotel Rolland, La Thuile

If you return and you will, you’ll be greeted like old friends. The views are perhaps the best in La Thuile and it’s still only five mins walk from town. The lack official hotel stars is more than made up for by the thousands you can see from your balcony. Just a great great place.

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