Courmayeur The Essential
This pleasant resort in the Aosta valley is popular with mountaineers and skiers and makes a good base for excursions into the surrounding mountains. Take the cable car across the Mont Blanc range or to the Cresta d'Arp, or explore the Veny and Ferrey valleys. Alternatively, discover the Testa d'Arpi by car. The Petit St-Bernard road, one of the main routes over the Alps, was used by the Romans in ancient times.