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Breuil-Cervinia is a large resort that is ready to welcome its numerous guests all year round. This mountain resort is situated in a beautiful and picturesque place – the Valtournenche Valley. The region has many high mountains, such as the Monte Rosa, Breithorn, Castor, and Matterhorn. These mountains safely protect the valley from winds and low temperatures, so the weather is fine almost all year round. The resort is worth visiting at least for the sake of ascending above the clouds in a ski lift. There are not so many places in Europe where tourists can feel like flying. The period from December to March is the best time to visit the resort.
The history of Breuil-Cervinia started yet in the 18th century. At that time, the top of Mount Cervino was like a magnet for alpinists from all over the world. Many people tried to conquer the mountain and get to its top. This interest gave birth to a small settlement that evolved into Breuil-Cervinia. As the closest village to Monte Cervino was at some distance, many alpinists started making camps at the foot of the mountain. Soon, houses appeared instead of tents and temporary huts. The settlement was growing and turned into a town and a popular resort.
The name of the town, Breuil-Cervinia, is not random. Locals translate the name as “the land rich in water”. It is easy to see that this name describes the region well if you decide to explore it. There are many mountain lakes, various rivers, and fast streams. Breuil-Cervinia was a small and not popular town that rarely had guests until the 30s of the previous century. However, the launch of the Cervino Company drastically changed the steady and unhurried lifestyle of local people. The company built the first ski lift in 1936, and this event changed the town, turning it into a popular mountain resort. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Do you like holidays in the mountains? If the answer is yes, Breuil-Cervinia is an ideal choice for active recreation together with friends or family members. This is also the location of the largest ski trail in the Alps – the Breuil-Cervinia – Valtournenche-Zermatt zone. The trail starts in Italy and ends in Switzerland. It covers as many as three valleys in the Alps. Visitors will find here excellent ski trails with a total length of 360 kilometers. Everyone will easily find a suitable trail regardless of how skillful they are in skiing. There are even special ski trails for children, so parents do not need to worry about the safety of their little ones.
Fans of freestyle riding will find it interesting to visit Breuil-Cervinia as well. The Cervinia Snow Park, which opened more than thirteen years ago, is a fantastic place for everyone wishing to boost their adrenaline. If you like snowboarding or ski jumping, then you can enjoy your favorite activities in Wild West Park. Skiers from all over the world come here to show their skills and learn something new. It is definitely a place where no one will feel bored.
Breuil-Cervinia is mostly targeted at skiers who have average mountain skiing skills. All trails are comfortable and have different labels that make it easy to find a suitable trail for everyone. You can leisurely and slowly ski on a flat trail or choose a longer and more advanced route. Fans of extreme skiing can always choose high-speed and high elevation trails. The main skiing areas are the following: Plateau Rosa, Plan Maison, and Cime Bianche. All of these areas are located high above the sea level, and only true fans of extreme activities can explore all the trails that they have.
In the Plateau Rosa, go down using the ski lift and you can visit the local Breuil-Cervinia Museum. The venue has a very unusual location – this is the highest museum in Europe. The museum’s exhibition is dedicated to people who worked hard to build first ski lifts and make a small alpine village into a popular resort that we can see nowadays. Indeed, this was a difficult task, and so it is interesting to see numerous old photographs and tools. The entrance is free, and the museum always welcomes guests of the town from 10 am to 4 pm.
When you feel tired of skiing during your holidays at the resort, it is time to explore local nightlife and entertainment. There is a nightclub in Breuil-Cervinia that opens every evening and works until the morning. Loud music and local singers entertain guests of the town. If you are a healthy lifestyle enthusiast, you will find it interesting to visit a swimming pool, fitness center or play bowling.
Closest airports are located one hundred twenty and one hundred sixty kilometers from Breuil-Cervinia. Tourists usually get to Turin or Milan first and then take a bus to the resort. There are daily buses to Breuil-Cervinia. It is also possible to get a taxi that will take you to the resort at the airport. This is a faster way to get to Breuil-Cervinia. Finally, many hotels offer shuttle buses to and from the airport, so ask whether your hotel offers this service.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Breuil-Cervinia and surroundings

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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Breuil-Cervinia
♥   Castle 'Cly Castle' Saint Denis, 21.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Ussel Castle' Châtillon, 21.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Graines Castle' Brusson, 23.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Savoy Castle' Gressoney-Saint-Jean, 24.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Nus Castle' Nus, 24.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Breuil-Cervinia
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale del Gran Paradiso' , 51.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale della Val Grande' , 63.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch' , 69.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Queyras' , 147.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Breuil-Cervinia from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Borromeo Palace

From the series “The Most Wonderful Castles and Palaces”
A unique feature of the beautiful palace, hidden behind its unobtrusive walls, is the unique interiors, which include the rare marble and wood varieties, gold and precious stones. Throne Hall is considered to be the most magnificent, and in the Gobelinsaal you can see the unique masterpieces of Flemish art embroidered with gold. On the lower floor of the building are the unique shell caves decorated with the natural stalactites and shells of the whimsical forms. Isola Bella Island and the wonderful Palace have served as a venue for classical music concerts for several years. … Read further

Aiguille du Midi

From the series “The World's Highest Observation Decks”
You can not only walk through the tunnels between levels, but also use a special lift that is much more convenient and faster. There is a special plate with the exact height of the platform and its number at each level. It's also worth to have a long and incredibly interesting tour to Aiguille du Midi that many tourists tend to visit in the summer. The fact is that it’s always very cold and very windy at the top, so it would be more comfortable to climb it in the summer, when it's not so chilly. … Read further

Lotschberg

From the series “The Greatest Tunnels in the World”
The total cost of the investments involved was more than 3 billion Swiss francs. Nowadays the project entered a second implementation phase. It has been decided to build a 60-km-long tunnel which is parallel to Lötschberg to reduce the travel time from Zurich to Milan. Despite the huge investments, the tunnel under the Alps fully confirms its existence, as more than 120 passenger and commercial trains use it daily. … Read further
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