Photo above: Breuil-Cervinia without snow, as I found it when I first arrived in November.
I realized that I never posted anything about my present location, Breuil-Cervinia, a small town and famous ski resort in the Italian Alps.
When I realized this, I thought I could write a post about it and show you my daily life through the photos that I took in the last 3 months. I started selecting my favorite photos but then they were too many, so with this post I am inaugurating a new series: “Living in Breuil-Cervinia”.
This first episode will be about:
- The Village (so that you have an idea of where I am)
- Home (where I am living)
…All this, through photos! How do you like the idea?
Welcome to my life.
In the next posts I will show you where I work, what the surroundings look like, the fabulous Mount Cervino, Cervinia by night, the details, the activities, architecture, etc. Excited? I am! So here we go.
Breuil-Cervinia is a weird name for an Italian town, isn’t it? Actually this isn’t even a town itself, but a part of the lower located town of Valtournanche. All these “French-sounding” names are because this region, called Valle d’Aosta (Aosta Valley) is very close to France, and you will find many French names in the area. Even the identity cards of the locals are in 2 languages: Italian and French.
“Cervinia” is the Italian name, given after the Mount Cervino that overlooks this tiny town of about 700 inhabitants.
There’s basically just one main street where all the shops, bars and hotels are, and everything is within walking distance.
The center is surrounded by miles and miles of ski runs that can take you to Switzerland too.
I am working in a hotel and I was lucky enough to get free accommodation and food during my 5-months stay.
I was given a bed in a double room in an apartment for 4, and I share my accommodation with another Italian colleague and 2 Swedish ones.
The flat is in a quite big building with dozens of apartments, but luckily being Cervinia a touristic place there’s hardly someone around during the week so it doesn’t get too noisy or crowded. Even if the view from my living room is not great, the scenery around the building is stunning. Here is how it looks like:
It’s a nice feeling to share all this with you. I am really showing you my everyday life here! And I can’t wait to show you the rest. :)
Have you ever spent some time in a very cold place like this, and if not would you do it? Do you like skiing or snowboarding? Have you been to the Italian Alps before? Speak your mind! :)