The majestic Alps span from Valle d' Aosta at the French-Swiss border, to Friuli-Venezia Giulia at the border with Austria. This crown of Italian alpine splendor provides unforgettable opportunities in photography, mountaineering, snow skiing and mountain climbing.

Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe, Cervino, also known as the Matterhorn, and other alpine peaks, provide the crystal waters that feed Lago Maggiore, Lago di Como and Lago di classically romantic today as they were for the Grand Tour travelers in the 19th Century.

World-class urban centers such as Milano and Venice and quintessentially Italian villages like Courmayeur, Asti, Portofino and Cortina d' Ampezzo await you in northern Italia.