What you’ll notice as you trace the border of Italy, is you are also following the spine the of the Alps as it arcs north from the Mediterranean and then east. On one side of the border is Italy on the other France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. And, if you travel these border regions of northern Italy, what you’ll find are communities bonded together more by their mountain heritage and regional experience than by their national identity.
The northern Dolomites remains strongly Tyrollean in character and the villages of Alagna and Macugnaga have more in common with their northern neighbors of the Swiss Valais than any other region in Italy. Our trips in Italy offer the opportunity of traveling on foot through these regions, sometimes crossing from one country to another, all the time experiencing the similarities as well as changes in cultures as you make your way from one valley to next.
Whether you hike the Tour du Mont Blanc, the Tour Monte Rosa , the Dolomites Hut Hike or our new Val d’Aosta Alps you are sure to be captivated by the ever changing perspectives of these awe inspiring mountains, by the villages and hamlets that are nestled in their midst, and by the people who inhabit them.
I was very impressed with your (Distant Journeys) reputation in the Dolomites. That speaks tons for the company.
Adele Smith, Rockville UT