15 days in Stresa & Valle d'Aosta Itinerary

15 days in Stresa & Valle d'Aosta Itinerary

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— 5 nights
La Thuile
— 2 nights
— 4 nights
— 3 nights
Drive to Malpensa International Airport, Fly to Manchester


Stresa — 5 nights

Stresa is a town and comune of about 5,000 residents on the shores of Lake Maggiore in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, about 90km northwest of Milan. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Villa Visconti Borromeo Litta and Chiesa di San Vittore. Take a break from the city and head to Lago di Mergozzo and Parco Arcadia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stresa: Abbazia Santa Maria di Morimondo (in Morimondo), Varallo (in Varallo) and Orta San Giulio (Chiesa parrocchiale di Santa Maria Assunta, Piazza Motta, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Sacred Mount Calvary of Domodossola, explore the galleries of Palazzo Borromeo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Della Madonna Del Sangue, and learn about winemaking at Cantina Fontechiara.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Stresa trip itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Stresa is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in July, with highs in Stresa at 34°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to La Thuile.
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La Thuile — 2 nights

La Thuile is a town and comune in the Aosta Valley of northwest Italy.GeographyLa Thuile is situated in the Alps at the extreme north-west of the country, close to the French alpine town of La Rosière. On the 9th (Sat), hit the slopes at La Thuile, then admire the sheer force of Cascate del Rutor, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Colle del Piccolo San Bernardo. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the views at Val Veny, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago d'Arpy.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our La Thuile vacation app.

Traveling by car from Stresa to La Thuile takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Aosta.
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Aosta — 4 nights

Rome of the Alps

In the Aosta Valley bordering Switzerland and France, the medieval city of Aosta is famous for its prime skiing conditions and rich cultural history.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Collegiata dei Santi Pietro e Orso and Sentieri della Valnontey. Your inner history buff will appreciate Teatro Romano and Area Megalitica di Saint-Martin-de-Corleans. Get out of town with these interesting Aosta side-trips: Cogne (Rifugio Vittorio Sella & Prato di Sant'Orso), Santuario di Notre-Dame de Guerison (in Courmayeur) and Damanhur - Temples of Humankind (in Baldissero Canavese). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castello Sarriod de La Tour, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, head outdoors with Sentiero panoramico lungo l'Orrido di Pre-Saint-Didier, and steep yourself in history at Pont-Saint-Martin.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from La Thuile to Aosta. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gressoney-la-Trinite.
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Gressoney-la-Trinite — 3 nights

Gressoney-La-Trinité is a town and comune in the Val de Gressoney, part of the Aosta Valley region of northwestern Italy.GeographyAt an elevation of above sea level, Gressoney-La-Trinité is the highest village in the Val de Gressoney, the valley of the small river Lys which is fed by the Lys glacier.HistoryThe area was settled by the Walser people from the Valais who left behind characteristic "Walser houses", or Stadel, buildings made of wood and stone sitting on short mushroom-shaped pillars. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lago di Lod and Cascate Di Mascognaz. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie and Castel Savoia. Change things up with these side-trips from Gressoney-la-Trinite: Rifugio Capanna Regina Margherita (in Alagna Valsesia), Lago della Vecchia (in Piedicavallo) and Cascata di Fondo (in Traversella). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museo Etnografico Walser.

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You can drive from Aosta to Gressoney-la-Trinite in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.
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Valle d'Aosta travel guide

Spas · Castles · Ski Areas
Though Valle d'Aosta is Italy's smallest region, it contains the highest peaks of the Alps, including the "roof of the old continent," Mont Blanc. This area is an outdoor adventure lover's dream vacation, with myriad climbing and hiking opportunities above the valley floor. Valle d'Aosta is known around the world for its major climbing routes, many of which have made mountaineering history. In the winter, the valley is at the heart of the Italian skiing experience with several top-notch ski resorts. Many visitors include attractions such as Roman monuments, medieval castles, and Romanesque churches on their itinerary. Since ancient times, Valle d'Aosta has been an important crossroads of the Western Alps. Today, it's linked with France and Switzerland through the Mont Blanc Tunnel and the Little and Big Saint Bernard passes.