Northern Italy: Turin & Aosta Valley

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 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 Juventus museum and tour cost 22 € per person. In addition, you can buy all kinds of Juventus clothes and souvenirs at the store next to the museum if you are a more serious fan.

Aosta Valley

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.

Incredibly beautiful view from our room.
Streets of Aosta. Aosta is the capital of the Valle d’Aosta region, in northwestern Italy. It’s near ski resorts and the Gran Paradiso National Park, which has an alpine botanical garden, trails and wildlife like ibexes and eagles.
There are beautiful churches, fairy-tale castles and fortresses in almost every village!
Our Fiat Panda.
In the evenings we just drove around Aosta Valley and stopped every few minutes to take pictures and enjoy these wonderful views!

Had a quick visit to Courmayeur as well, which is located at the foot of Mont Blanc. Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in the Alps and the highest in Europe.

And now off to France! 🙂


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