You may not know it, but Cervinia is one of the most beautiful places in the Aosta Valley. It belongs to the municipality of Valtournenche and almost certainly its original name in French depends on the arpitana voice braoulè which indicates the marshy mountain plains, while Cervinia is the Italian name assigned to the aforementioned locality in the fascist era.
It is located at over 2012 meters above sea level, at the northern limit of Valtournenche, on the slopes of Mount Cervino; nearby are other well-known towns such as Chatillon (27 km), Saint Vincent (30 km), Aosta (50 km) and Zermatt (only 10 km as the crow flies).
WHY LIKE IT
There are many reasons why you should take a trip here, perhaps relying on a good travel and transfer service to Cervinia. Basically we are talking about a village that has a climate that is typically, obviously, alpine with long snowfalls so dear to tourists and short, cool and rainy summers. As will be clear from this due preamble, the most important resource of Breuil-Cervinia is undoubtedly tourism. It is one of the most famous tourist resorts in the Alps, with about 20 ski facilities that allow winter sports in the cold months of the year and golf courses, such as the one at the Cervino Golf Club, an 18-hole course famous for one of the highest in the world above 2050 meters, founded over half a century ago.
No one doubts that it is a famous resort mainly in winter, being located at a considerable height i.e. 2000-3500 on the Italian side and up to 3900 on the French side, the ski season is very long and intense, it starts in November for finish in May. But no one says that summer is not a beautiful place to live, indeed it is an evergreen destination.
WHAT TO VISIT
Leaving aside winter and summer sports, in Cervinia it is certainly worth visiting Lake Bleu, a wonderful alpine lake located under the town of Cervinia in which the Matterhorn is reflected: called the Giant of the Valley; Lake Goillet at over 2500 meters above sea level, an artificial basin closed by a dam which has the function of producing electricity also for the programmed snow making of the slopes. The Plateau Rosa, 3550 meters above sea level, the highest point in the Italian sector that can be reached by anyone through the lifts, is also unmissable; from here you can enjoy a breathtaking, unmissable view of Monviso, Mont Blanc and of course the Matterhorn. There is also a small museum with free admission where it is possible to view period photographs and various memorabilia depicting the history of Cervinia’s ski lifts.