Courmayeur is a beautiful Italian city, but it tends to be most popular as a tourist destination during the winter months, as it is known for its world class skiing. This is due to its proximity to the magnificent Italian Alps and the famous Mont Blanc. But these natural wonders are not only enjoyable to see and ski during the wintertime but throughout the rest of the year as well. And there is plenty more to be enjoyed in the lesser known Italian city as well.
Courmayeur is full of great restaurants offering all manner of Italian cuisine, it is a place with a very rich history to explore, and the perfect place to dig deep into Italian culture. This is why Courmayeur not only gets plenty of visitors during the skiing season, but during the rest of the year as well. And it is the perfect place to spend a spring break vacation, both for those that do not ski as well as for those that do. This is because there is still skiing in the spring in the mountains, but down in the town the weather is much milder and more seasonable. And of course there are always exciting activities and events in the spring as well. Since there is such a wide variety of offerings during this time of the year it is important to be prepared for anything, at least it is if you are looking for a little spontaneity. Three tips can help you prepare so you can be ready for anything on your Courmayeur spring vacation.
- Pack Plenty of Clothes – Since the weather can be cold in the mountains and milder down in the town, it is important to have plenty of clothes. You want a good variety so that regardless of which type of activity you decide you want to participate in when you are there you will be ready. Even if you do not plan to go into the mountains to ski, you may still want to go hiking. In either case warmer clothing will be necessary.
- Book the Right Accommodation – It is important to book the right accommodation, and this will partially depend on your plans while you are there. If you plan to spend most of your time in the town then you will want to be sure that you do not book a mountain accommodation. But accommodations in the mountains will be perfect if you intend on doing some skiing. Just remember that if you need to rent equipment you will have to go into the town for it.
- Don’t Forget Your Hiking Shoes – Finally, whether you hike in the mountains or not, you will find hiking shoes useful. Courmayeur is a relatively small town, but being that the weather will be mild you will likely end up doing quite a bit of walking. There is so much to see in Zermatt by foot, and you do not want to miss it.
Lots of people spend a winter vacation in Courmayeur, but a spring break vacation will allow you to enjoy the best of both worlds that the city has to offer.Google+