Travel Blogs from Chatillon
... of Aosta Valley and the mountains all around. There weren't any shops open during early afternoon, turns out italians can't live without siesta. Either way it was a great town and it might even be our next ski location. ...
Driving in the luxury of the Benz into Charmonix for lunch
and then through the Mont Blanc 11.6km tunnel into Italy is fantastic and we take the road
leading up and over the St Bernard Pass. it's the highest mountain road pass in Europe 2300 meters. Lucas has put that
car through its paces on the twisting turning switchback roads and scared the
**** out of me on the hairpin bends but ...
No notes, just that Refugio Berthone was at the top of a huge climb out of Courmayer. stopped for ice cream in town &a look around. Deb had convinced us we were staying in a hotel in town, so much disappointment . Earlier in the day we'd lunched in a ski village above Courmayer. Left Elizabetha lodge & walked along the Lac de Combal. Then straight up ...
Oops, no notes again! Refuge Elena quite new and modern. Large dorms but partitioned into bunks of 4. Located on a high ridge overlooking the valley, where we had a long break and arvo tea. Met some interesting groups of Italians, see the funny hats. It seems that all of Italy has these 2 weeks off, so the trails and refuges are full. Dinner in a lovely dining room, food pasta as usual. ...
... I found my favorite castle ever. All kinds of cool stuff, but the location on the island was perfect. Jahn snuck some photos illegally so you can see them below. Gardens were insane, peacocks included. Time to stop. They are bringing the gelato. Not much for choices, so Jahn and I are splitting chocolate, lemon and nocciola (hazelnut). Back in the car for the drive back to Santurio di Oropa. No problems getting back, and I have ...
Other places to stay in Chatillon
Loc. Perolle, 18, Chatillon | 3 star hotelfrom $88
Regione Soleil 3, Chatillon | Hotelfrom $92
Localita Panorama 37, Chatillon | 4 star hotelfrom $135
Via Tour de Grange, 53, Chatillon | Hotelfrom $80
Via Tollen 16, Chatillon | Hotelfrom $61
Promiod, Chatillon | Hotelfrom $127