What could be better than the feeling that anticipates a journey? This year, Courmayeur has chosen to give voice – and sounds – to the unique kind of holiday that you can live at the foot of Mont Blanc, and it did so with a sound campaign, bringing the sense of hearing back to the first place, in an era in which images dominate.
The sounds of the 2022 summer season are signed by Max Casacci, producer, guitarist, and founder of the Italian band Subsonica. As a true craftsman and creator of “sound ecosystems”, he composed – without using musical instruments – a mini-soundtrack that lead us to discover the mountain symphony, composed by the wind whistling among the branches streams gurgling, the bells of the cows at high altitude pastures, which are combined with the percussive sounds of the peaks and the bells of the goats.
Through a QR Code, the tracks stimulate the imagination and immerse us in nature: the music reminds us of the beauty of the landscapes and invites us to dream, anticipating the desire to reach the peaks, to walk on the paths, to ride through woods and alpine lakes, to do outdoor sports and enjoy all the magic of Courmayeur in summer.
Forget the rush of everyday life and let yourself be welcomed by the nature of Courmayeur Mont Blanc. In summer, the mountain reaches its maximum splendor: experience it among the endless paths of Val Ferret and Val Veny, through the experiences of observation and night trekking under the starry sky, or thanks to a visit to the Saussurea Botanical Garden, a natural paradise made of small treasures that make up the mountain flora at the Pavillon station of Skyway Monte Bianco. These, and many more, are the shades of nature at Courmayeur Mont Blanc. Get ready to discover them all!
Sport and hiking in the valleys, a dip in the alpine pool overlooking Mont Blanc, a day of golf at the foot of the Grandes Jorasses, adventurous trail running races among the highest peaks in Europe, sports camps, entertainment, and educational workshops for children.
Enjoy Courmayeur Mont Blanc: summer at its peak.
Not only tradition: the Italian side of Mont Blanc expresses talents, stories, and visions that look at the future, while always being anchored in culinary values that have been handed down for generations.
A new generation of chefs is emerging: everyone starts their culinary proposal from the local territory and its heritage of flavors, to then explore new possibilities.
Paolo Griffa, Executive chef of Petit Royal restaurant, at Grand Hotel Royal & Golf Courmayeur and born in 1991, won a Michelin Star in 2019 and three Espresso Hats in 2020, offering a 100% authentic foraging from Aosta Valley. The collection of herbs and wildflowers is a must, especially in summer, and enriches the dishes with fresh scents and aromas.
At the Auberge de la Maison, chef Nicola Ricciardi proposes his mountain cuisine and his baking courses, to learn how to bake the Aosta Valley black bread and taste it with jams and creams.
Live an unforgettable experience in alpine gastronomy, between tradition and innovation.
Moving towards a more sustainable way of experiencing tourism and the mountains, Courmayeur presents for the second year Green Weekend, the opening event of the summer season in the sign of sustainability, which will animate the Val Ferret – on June 25th – and the Val Veny – on June 26th. The valleys will be closed to traffic and will be reachable by foot, by bicycle, or even by shuttle.
In Val Ferret a widespread food event will allow adults and children to enjoy the specialties of local chefs and to discover the valley by bike, following a map, while in Val Veny the day will be dedicated to music, – with the appointment of Musicastelle with the Italian singer-songwriter Fulminacci – sports and tasting of local products, thanks to the presence of producers and farmers from Lo Matsòn.
To facilitate car-free travels, the Val Veny cable car will be open with a special rate of 5 euros per person, free for under 8 years.
An event for families, with many workshops and fun activities for children.
Being surrounded by such a generous nature is a priceless privilege, but also a great shared responsibility. Help us make Courmayeur more and more Green!
Discover all the events you can attend in Courmayeur Mont Blanc, from musical events with great guests to cultural appointments, from major sporting events to sports lessons for everyone in the midst of nature, passing through the famous trail running races… Not to mention entertainment for the little ones, with the unmissable Kids&Junior proposals.
If you are looking for your holiday accommodation, explore the opportunities that Courmayeur Mont Blanc offers. Request information or book from the site!
Italian musician, composer, author, producer, festival director, cultural operator, he is the founder and guitarist of Subsonica. In his activity, Casacci always alternated experimentation and underground contamination experiences of great success and visibility. From Subsonica to collaborations with Mina, Eugenio Finardi passing through the production of some of the most important Italian independent bands, to electronic experimentation with Mana, Lorenzo Senni and jazz musicians such as Emanuele Cisi, Enrico Rava, Gianluca Petrella, Furio Di Castri. From the collective of music and science “Deproducers”, to the most recent work of music made exclusively with sounds of the ecosystems “Earthphonia” up to the realization of songs with noises of the city. Recently Max has “transformed” Monica Bellucci into music for the soundtrack of “The girl in the Fountain”, and the typewriter of Beppe Fenoglio for “Fenoglio 22”: the event for the centenary of the author’s birth.
He has been a speaker at some recent Ted-X Conferences and president and co-director of the Traffic Torino Free Festival for 10 years. Currently, he manages “Photophony”, the sound appendix of the prestigious European Photography of Reggio Emilia.