Apartment | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 28
Terra Alpina is a former farmhouse that was completely rebuilt and converted to five luxurious holiday apartments in 2007/2008. It sits 300 metres above the road to the St. Bernard tunnel and is half-way between the centre of Aosta and the Swiss border (15 minutes in either direction). It is very convenient for the ski resorts of the Aosta Valley.
Even by the standards of the Alps, the views are spectacular. From north to south there is a 30 km panorama across the Aosta Valley surrounded by dramatic Alpine peaks. It sits at an altitude of 1,300 metres, so the environment is extremely lush in summer and relatively mild in winter.
It is a superb venue for hiking holidays. There are dozens of paths within easy reach of Terra Alpina, including one of Europe's most historic paths - the Via Francigena - which runs from Canterbury in England to Rome and passes 400 metres from Terra Alpina.
In the winter it is 20 minutes from two ski resorts and within an hour of eight resorts across France, Italy and Switzerland including Courmayeur, Cervinia and Verbier.
It is also popular for driving holidays. Terra Alpina is close to the main road to Switzerland and 20 minutes from the St. Bernard Pass. For UK visitors, the scenery may be familiar from The Italian Job - most of the mountain driving scenes were shot within minutes of Terra Alpina. Terra Alpina is not visible from the road, so it is a safe place to park motorcycles.
|Size||Sleeps up to 28, 8 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Genoa 250 km|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Turin 125 km, Nearest railway: Aosta 13 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|