5 THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN ALAGNA
Done skiing in the fantastic Monterosaski resort? Have you taken advantage of the heavy snowfall over the last few days to really get to know our Freeride Paradise and now you want to distract yourself with something more relaxing? The following are 5 things to see and do in Alagna in the last quarter of winter, from the irresistible proposals of the Mirtillo Rosso Family Hotel to a hike in Val d’Oro with lunch at the Zar Senni refuge. There are so many things to see and do in Alagna, and if you are not quite satisfied after reading the last message posted on our blog: Alagna Valsesia: what to visit in winter? continue exploring our territory with these 5 new suggestions. Let’s start with a walk in the high-lying hamlets.
HIKE TO MONTELLA, GORETO, RUSA, PIANE AND PIEMONTE
This hike is a true classic with a difference in height of just 200 meters and a hiking time of about a couple of hours. The hike in the high-lying hamlets leads from the church of Alagna and passes through Montella to the hamlets of Goreto and Rusa and then goes up to Piane and back down to Pedemonte. Here you will find the Walser Museum in Alagna where you can stop for a guided tour of a real Walser home.
CHRISTMAS COMES EVERY MONTH AT THE MIRTILLO ROSSO FAMILY HOTEL
Also, in February as every month this winter, we celebrated … Christmas at the Mirtillo Rosso Family Hotel! That’s right: on the 24th and the 25th in this beautiful hotel, you have the pleasure of reliving the magic of the Christmas atmosphere in the company of the family with dinner, cookies and milk in front of the fireplace, bingo and a real Christmas choir. And all together, you wait for the arrival of Santa Claus! Last week, we went to the beech forest with lanterns to look for the den of Blueberry, Santa Clause’s reindeer, and after that, we had dinner together and drunk mulled wine on the terrace with the terrible Fire Eater. What can we expect next month?
TRY THE MIACCE OF ALAGNA
Among the things to see and do in Alagna you absolutely have to eat the original miacce. The meeting point is the cafee La Miacceria in centre of Alagna, which is the bar where they still make them as they did in the past (we also talk about it in the article Alagna Valsesia: what to visit in winter. What are miacce? Well, they are delicious appetizers or snacks
Here are the ingredients are used (for 6 people).
White flour 300g;
Whole milk 1 litre;
Fresh Cream 100 g;
And here’s the step-by-step preparation:
– Whip the cream until stiff, add flour and milk until the mixture is quite firm but still liquid.
– Pour a ladle of the mixture onto one of the two hot plates of the miaccio irons (these are special irons which should be heated and greased with fat);
– Keep the iron pressed on the fire;
– Cook the miacce on both sides and serve stuffed with salami, toma cheese, melted butter or jam.
A TYPICAL ITALIAN APERICENA AT THE MONTAGNA DI LUCE RESTAURANT
An absolute must among the things to see and do in Alagna, is a typical aperitif “dinner” prepared at Montagna di Luce Restaurant. The reason, first of all, is because it is excellent and secondly because you never know what you are going to eat: it always depends on the inspiration of the chef Corrado Resini! The only certainty you are guaranteed is that in all cases, it will be fantastic, simple, refined and … in short, simply delicious
HIKING IN VAL D’OTRO WITH LUNCH AT THE REFUGE ZAR SENNI
We started off with a hike and it just seems right to end in the same way: back on the trail. This time we will cross the valley Val d’Oro, stopping over for lunch at the refuge Zar Senni. In winter, the landscape with its snowy meadows is wonderful and a day-long hike is certainly worth it (but remember to always inquire if snowshoes are needed). If instead, you want to experience the thrill of skiing for the first time, the ski instructors at the ski school in Alagna will be happy to teach you the basics of this fantastic sport or help you brush up on your style. It is the perfect opportunity to do some exercise and then not feel guilty when you sit down and indulge in a real champion’s lunch prepared by Mimmo at the refuge Grande Halte. Another must on your list, especially if you ask for him to prepare the wonderful Bavarian chocolate for you! Still uncertain about what to do in Alagna?