Italian alpine retreat belvedere bed and breakfast
faded view
green line

Take a trip into the heart of the mountain to discover a talc mine!.  

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Discover the biggest fortress in Europe! Click on the logo.

\life in the chisone valley

Abitareinvalle Museum of Life in Val Chisone

Nature reserve in italy

Parco Orsiera Rocciavre' Nature Reserve

The Via Lattea

Skiing in the Italian alps!

walking in the alpsSuggested Walking itineraries for the area can be found here.


horse riding in Val Chisone, Italy

parapenting in Val Chisone

 Things to do?

contemporary art in Pinerolo 
trekking in the alps

Lance 1999 Tour de France  

typical mountain food

road cycling in the alps

Ice racing at Pragelato



Taking a trip off the beaten tourist path can lead to a rewarding holiday.

What can you do whilst you're here?

Being located in the Alps on the border between France and Italy there is a wealth of activities to enjoy.

We are a recognised staging post on the Via Alpina. (Blue Route)

The climate here is excellent with plenty of snow and bright sunny days in winter. In the summer you can bank on warm sunny days for most of the season. Ideal conditions for an outdoor life.

In winter we are ideally located for skiing with the resort of Sestriere within half an hour's drive as well as world class cross country skiing at Pragelato within ten minutes drive. We also have our own cross country (langlauf) ski circuit right on our doorstep. If this all sounds too energetic then why not try snow shoeing in the Troncea valley (ski escorting can be arranged) or a trek to a mountainside resturant?

In the summer (May-October) we are a haven for walkers, cyclists and mountainbikers. (Guided trips are available). Also on offer in the area is white water rafting, climbing and horse riding as well as just good old relaxation.

The national parks in the area are home to wolves, deer, stembock and wild boar. Red squirrels, foxes and marmots can also be found. Late September/ early October is especially good for deer spotting!

Europe's largest fortress, Fenestrelle is just outside our door. This is an amazing piece of defensive architecture from the 18th Century. For more information follow this link. The Biggest Fort in Europe


We can arrange wine tasting at local award winning vinyards, ice cream parlours or direct you to some of the best "Slow Food" restaurants in the area.

We are not short on cultural events either. During the summer there are plenty of local markets, festivals and demonstrations of alpine crafts as well as guided tours around some spectacular monuments such as the fortress of Fenestrelle or the Sacre de San Michele monastery (made famous in Umberto Ecco's book "The Name of The Rose")

Also within reach is the Baroque City of Turin with it's Royal palaces, hunting lodges and scene of the famous "Italian Job" film starring Micheal Cain. Here you will also find the Italian Film museum and the largest Egyptian Museum outside of Cairo.

The Chisone Valley is an ideal place for a family holiday with enough to keep everyone happy.

We provide packages for snow shoeing, cross country skiing, cycling and trekking.

Click on the icons below for more detailed information.


snow shoeing in theItalian Alpscross country ski (langlauf)