Italy's mountainous Gran Paradiso national park is aptly named - it is truly a mountain paradise. Whether you just want to laze around and soak up the scenery or wander the mountain paths,
it’s a lovely area in summer and winter. Under a thick coat of snow the area takes on a new dimension.
In summer, the lush greenery, glorious architecture of the mountain houses, rivers, waterfalls, abundant wildlife and, of course, mountains, make the Val d’Aosta area of Italy wondrous for outdoor lovers. [...]