Sitting snugly at the foot of Mont Blanc in the northern autonomous region of Aosta Valley in Italy is the serene and traditional town of Courmayeur. A Courmayeur holiday is appealing for a variety of reasons: the air is fresh, the mountainous scenery is breath-taking and there is a multitude of things to see and do whilst in the area. A Courmayeur holiday rental apartment is guaranteed to provide you with all of the comforts and amenities you need in order for your stay in the town to be a pleasant, enjoyable and truly memorable one.
Whether you are looking to indulge in a few activities or want your days filled to the brim with exciting ventures, a Courmayeur holiday does not disappoint. Amongst the various pursuits available in and around the town are skiing, sledding, ice skating, bird watching, swimming, tennis, rafting, mountain biking, mountaineering, abseiling and horse riding.
If your feet are not too sore from all of the activities, you can lock up your Courmayeur holiday rental apartment for the day and head off to the town of Aosta which is approximately 20 miles away from Courmayeur. Aosta is an ancient town which was once inhabited by the Salassi, who were enslaved in 25 B.C. Amazingly, the town still has some impressive Roman ruins remaining for visitors to view such as the almost intact city walls and the two towers at each of the four old gates that used to act as the entrances to the town. Other “newer” attractions to be found in Aosta include the Castle of Bramafan. Built in the 11th century, this imposing towered structure used to be the home of the Savoy viscounts.
If you are now convinced that booking a wonderful Courmayeur holiday rental apartment is the right way to go then you will be even more delighted to learn that you can expect to enjoy some fabulous weather too. The warmest months of the year to have a Courmayeur holiday are usually July and August when the temperature can reach a very pleasant 26°C. The winter months of January and February see the temperature drop to between a chilly -3° and 7°C. The annual rainfall amount for the town is 25 inches.
Travellers on a Courmayeur holiday can choose to arrive at either Turin airport (TRN) or Geneva airport (GVA), both of which are around an hour and a half from the town. Airlines offering cheap, regular flights to either of the airports include BMI, easyJet, Flybe, British Airways and Ryanair. Passengers can depart the UK from various airports including Gatwick (LGW), London Stansted (STN), East Midlands (EMA), Edinburgh (EDI) and Liverpool (LPL).