Traditional Italian events: the Mille Miglia starts on 15th May This year sees the 37th edition of the re-enactment...
Here’s something to do in Cervinia
Italy offers the possibility of places to ski even in the month of October, and this thanks to the presence of glaciers on the mountain range of the Alps that delimits the Italian territory to the north. One of these places is Cervinia which is located in Val d’Aosta. Italian Traditions will guide you on the discovery of this magnificent mountain village where you can ski all year round. Here we will explain where Cervinia is located and describe its area. Finally we will talk about the possible ways to reach this mountain resort.
What is Cervinia?
Cervinia is a mountain resort in the Valle d’Aosta, a region located in the north-west of Italy. It is one of the most famous locations for the practice of downhill skiing. In fact it is the undisputed capital of this sport. The winter season here lasts 6 months but even during the summer months it is possible to ski on the glacier Plateau Rosà . The history of skiing in Cervinia began eighty years ago with the construction of the first ski lift. Until that moment it was known all over the world as the cradle of heroic alpinism.
Where is Cervinia?
Cervinia is one of the most famous localities in the Aosta Valley and is located in the municipality of Valtournenche. Its original name was Breuil-Cervinia, which derives from the French word that indicates the marshy mountain plains. The current name was attributed to it during the Fascist era. It is located in the northern limit of Valtournenche and on the slopes of Monte Cervino. The town is 2012 meters above sea level. Nearby are other important locations such as Zermatt in Switzerland, Chatillon and San Vincent in Italy.
Where to ski in Cervinia?
The Cervinia ski resort is called Breuil-Cervinia-Valtournenche-Zermatt and is one of the largest in the Alps. It is spread over two countries and includes three valleys. The slopes cross Italy and Switzerland. their overall length is 360 kilometers. These are very varied and allow you to tackle both challenging and simple tracks.
One of the most interesting features of this Valdostan locality is undoubtedly the possibility to ski for most of the year. In fact part of the facilities of the area are located on the glacier Plateau Rosà. Here there are many ski lifts and 21 kilometers of snow-covered slopes.
How to reach Cervinia?
To reach this popular resort in the Alps you have four different possibilities. These are:
- by car
- by train
- by bus
- by plane.
By car it is easily reachable thanks to the A5 Turin-Aosta motorway. You exit at San Vincent and take the regional road in the direction of Cervinia. The village is located 28 kilometers from the highway. The nearest train station is San Vincent which is connected to the main Italian cities. Buses from Turin and Milan are also available to reach this place.
The nearest airport is Turin, which is 118 kilometers from Cervinia. Here there are taxis and buses that allow easy access to the famous location.
The Italian territory offers some unique possibilities for fans of certain sports. Thanks to the presence of the mountain range of the Alps it is possible to ski in some famous places throughout the year. If you want to discover other interesting places to practice sports in Italy we suggest reading this article too. Now that you know Cervinia, you just have to organize your visit to this incredible place.