Situated on the border between France and Switzerland, Valle d’Aosta is within arm’s reach of some of Europe’s highest mountains, with the Matterhorn and the Mont Blanc beckoning the more intrepid mountaineers. The Aosta Valley is also home to numerous castles, with many beset by dramatic scenery.
Historically built within close proximity to each other, Valle d’Aosta’s castles provide a great cultural alternative for those looking to mix up their outdoor centric activities.
The Fénis Castle, one of the regions most popular, provides a great day trip for those looking to take a break from the areas skiing or hiking. Dating back to 1242 and having been updated in the late 19th century, the castle offers great views of the surrounding valley and has numerous impressive tapestries.
When was the last time you had dinner in an Italian restaurant in Canada and you thought you were dining in Italy? That’s exactly how “Ospitalità Italiana Certified”restaurants want you to feel when you visit their fine dining establishments.
Ospitalità Italiana is an official certification from Unioncamere, Italy’s federation of local Chambers of Commerce and Industry, that tells you that the food you are enjoying is unquestionably Italian: products are authentic, ingredients genuine and recipes true to the thousand year history of Italian cuisine.
Canada is home to some leading Italian Chefs. Passionate and innovative, many have refined their skills and advanced their knowledge directly in Italy. In addition, Montréal boasts a fabulous cooking school ITHQ where young aspiring chefs learn Italian technic and Italian traditional recipes from the masters.
So the next time you make reservations for an Italian dinner in a Montreal restaurant, ask if they’ve received the Ospitalità Italiana seal of approval. You will enjoy the true Italian taste.