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Summer is the ideal time when to visit the Italian Alps. Here you find a description of the Summer Hikes articles written in these years of Hiking in the Italian Alps. You’ll find wonderful landscapes, white waters and beautiful flowers. Your hiking holidays is waiting for you in the Italian Alps!

Tour Company Monte Bianco Trek

I have never been guiding such a big group like in this Monte Bianco Trek. There were 20 colleagues from the same company joining for a tour company here in the west Alps. I was a little bit stressed as it is not easy to make everyone happy in such a big group. But I have to say I had lots of luck as the weather was perfect and the … Read more

Wild Trek in Italy -  International Expedition

This wild trek in Italy was a spectacular example of the opportunity of the Italian Alps. Nics is a thai lady and is been spending 2 years in Europe for her studies. When I asked you what was her favourite part of Europe she looked around saying: “thi nii” which means in thai language “here”. I am very proud of letting the world discover the most remote valley of the … Read more

Monte Rosa and Gran Paradiso Trek

The Hawaii reputation is pretty good. When Luca, an Italian doctor, wrote me about the hike in Monte Rosa area I was pretty sure it would have been funny. But I could not imagine how lucky I was to share few days with him, his friend and work mate Tarquin and their daughters Olivia, Marilena and Giuliana. We also had the special guest in Zaira, a very nice and smiling … Read more

Bachelor Party in the Mountains

What an amazing idea! A Bachelor Party in the mountains. More precisely a Bachelor Party in Gran Paradiso National Park. Giorgio called me few months ago to organize this trip for his brother Paolo and after all the preparation the day finally arrived. The day before Paolo had a pretty hard time in the night life of Torino with his great friends taking care of his Bachelor Party in the … Read more

History Trek of Italian Alps

In this History Trek of Italian Alps we’ve visited some of the most important fortress and tranches of the Alps. Susa valley was the main corridor to go from French Alps to Italian Alps and even Hannibal could have passed here coming from Africa. There are a lots of testimonials about the wars that have been fought here between Savoy and Dauphin and between Italy and France. Lots of Fort … Read more

From the Desert to the Alps

The trek we did this week was pretty special for me. Not for the place as the Gran Paradiso National Park is been my home for all my life, but because of the group. The hike was very well organized by the tour operator Verticalife and I didn’t know much details about my customers except they come from Saudi Arabia and they were 14. I am not much used to … Read more

October trek in Orsiera Natural Park

October trek this year was awsome! I was licky to have the chance to involve in this hike a magnificent goup of people coming from many different place of the planet. And as usual the international environment made it possible to learn a lot of different things. Difference is richness: and we were definitley very different this time. In this  Orsiera hike we definitely had lots of things to learn … Read more

Best view of Fenestrelle Fort: Monte Albergian

The best view of Fenestrelle fort is certainly from Monte Albergian. This is from where you can best spot the famous fortess. Albergian is one of the most popular and higher peak of Chisone Valley and from up there(more than 3000 meters) the Fenestrelle Fort is just down your feet. Another great thing is that we could go to see the Fenestrelle Fort at its best view in an intense and … Read more

Gran Paradiso Easy Trek

This three days Gran Paradiso National Park hiking is been designed so that we could sleep in shelters only: that is why we consider it as the Gran Paradiso easy trek. In sleeping in shelters only we had the “luxury” to have our bed waiting for us and we didn’t need to bring our food from the flat land. The two shelters chosen have been the Sella hut and the Sogno hut. … Read more

Tour of Bessanese: Wine expedition!

Tour of Bessanese is a magnificent hike in the north west corner of Italy. It’s a 4 days hike and there is a certain degree of flexibility that make possible to arrange an hike with different degree of difficulty. With Elizabeth and Steven, a very nice Canadian couple which is about to marry, we choose to go for the hard option with the climbing of Croce Rossa peak at 3566m. … Read more

Wine Expedition: Tour of Bessanese

Tour of Bessanese is a magnificent hike in the north west corner of Italy. It’s a 4 days hike and there is a certain degree of flexibility that make possible to arrange an hike with different degree of difficulty. With Elizabeth and Steven, a very nice Canadian couple which is about to marry, we choose to go for the hard option with the climbing of Croce Rossa peak at 3566m. … Read more

Roccialemone: adaptation to altitude

Sleeping at the top of the Rocciamelone Peak is a unique experience. It is perfect for adaptation to altitude for hiking Mont Blanc or any other big peak in the Alps. There are not many huts at this altitude, moreover so easy to reach. We enjoyed togheter with Grant and Ethan a wonderful week end with marvelous sunrise and sunset. From the 3500 meters of Rocciamelone peak no other mountains are … Read more

Alps wilderness in Piedmont

This is a paradise of wilderness in Piedmont: the marvelous Green Lakes in Ala valley. The images you’ll find here are relative of two hikes I did in a different period of this summer: one in June and the other in July. The images of this post are relatives to these two nice experiences. The landscapes changed quite a lot even though the two hikes were done less than one … Read more

Wild Gran Paradiso Hike

Since much time I was not experiencing a tough hike in the Alps like the one we did with three heroic Irish guys: Comarc, Dave and Tiarnan. When I spoke via Skype with Comarc in organizing the hike I understood that for this guys on their twenties I can and I must prepare something special: And this wild Gran Paradiso hike for sure it was! I forgot this feeling of … Read more

Birthday in the Italian Alps

Another incredible adventure was waiting for me in this end of June. Somayeh and her 6 Iranian friends came to enjoy her birthday in the Italian Alps. We planned this birthday in the Alps many months ago and finally the date came and we started our hike through the Cibrario shelter, in Viu Valley. Somayeh came with her husband and other 5 nice Iranian friends, renting a car from Milan … Read more

Sunrise at Gran Paradiso - Leonessa Hut

Everytime I see the mountain view of Gran Paradiso from Cogne my heart feels at home. I spent my first 13 summers in this place and even after have travelled the world all over I did not find any place as beautiful as this one. Gran Paradiso National Park is the first National Park in Italy and the widest. Cogne is in the heart of this alpine beautiful Mountain Park … Read more

Rocciamelone International Mountain Expedition

Hiking around the world is an amazing experience. I personally like very much our mountains in the neighbourhood of Turin. You can find many different environments, landscapes and difficulties. This time we choose to explore the high mountain enviroment of highlands at the end of the Lanzo Valley with the main target of Rocciamelone Peak, in Susa valley. Despite the trail was far from being easy and despite the different … Read more

Emilius Peak Trekking

The first time I reached the 3630 meters of Rossa peak I was 7. My father tested my mountain attitude the year before and my enthusiasm brought him to bring me hiking there. After many years Rossa Peak is still one of the most beautiful hiking peaks I’ve ever reached. There are several way to reach the top of this peak which is in the real hearth of Gran Paradiso … Read more

Trekking Alps: hiking into the wild

Despite adverse physical conditions and a “humid” July ,the hiking into the wild  in the  Lanzo valleys with Titta and Sanna was fabulous. These two girls have travelled in our land in a very special way discovering many of our beautiful places in  Barolo hills before joining the proposal of Trekking Alps in the wild and unfrequented valleys of Lanzo. The trek was organized with overnight stays in unguarded huts … Read more