We decided to go on a small trip to Northern Italy. As the border with France is relatively close, we thought about spending some days there as well, but I’ll leave France and Monaco for the next blog post! We bought our flight tickets through Kiwi.com website. 2 people return ticket Helsinki-Amsterdam-Turin cost a little over € 400 (hand luggage only). The trip lasted for 8 days only, but we were able to visit four countries: Italy, France, Monaco and Holland, the last of which we only spent in Amsterdam for only a few hours (I have to go back there to explore more of Amsterdam!). The first half of the trip was super active, but the last three days were much more relaxed because we rented a car in Aosta Valley.
Our trip started in Turin (Italian Torino). The biggest reason we came here at all was for the Juventus football club and stadium. Keit is a big fan of Juventus. The city centre or the old town of Turin is very beautiful and historical. Unfortunately, the other suburbs were not so beautiful, but I think this is same in almost every big city.
The weather was boiling-hot during our whole stay.
The train ticket from Turin to Aosta Valley cost around €10. Aosta Valley County is located in the mountainous north of Italy. Our accommodation, La Luge apartment, was in the Aosta town. We had a beautiful mountain view from our room and overall it was super comfortable, cosy apartment with our own kitchen. The price was € 60 per night. I would definitely recommend renting a car there because public transport will not take you everywhere and it takes so much time and planning. For example, our accommodation could only be reached by car. You can rent a car already in Turin or at the Aosta Airport (Europcar). Because of the car, you are able to discover all the amazing places and use your time to the maximum in this more picturesque destination. Since we booked it at the last minute, we paid around € 45 a day and the GPS rental cost about € 8 per day, but booking in advance will give you a much better price.
And now off to France! 🙂