Experience Oasi Zegna in the Northern Italian Alps
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The northern part of Italy may be less charted by international tourists, but it is nonetheless enriched with natural treasures to bestow a one-of-a-kind experience for all ages.
Like in Oasi Zegna, a lush oasis sitting on the mountainous alps of the northern Piedmont region, a host of sights and activities are on hand all-year round, such as these nine things that are sure to arouse the adventure in you:
1. A walk in the wide basin of beautiful Rhododendrons
Marvel in its mountainous garden that promises harmony and colors to captivate you as you discover its nook and cranny on foot in your comfortable pace. This is best experienced during the flowery months of spring and in the dramatic foliage of autumn, be it alone or in a guided tour.
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2. Green wellness: Tree Hugging at the Forest Bath
Relax, breathe, walk and regenerate yourself within the nature. This new frontier of wellbeing offers activities in line with the amazing world of plants. Scientifically proven, forest immersions like in the Forest Bath and the experiential path of the Oasi’s Bosco del Sorriso or Forest of Smiles are two keys that inspire internal harmony and psycho-physical well-being.
3. The Valsessera, the seat of the rare Carabus Olympiae
A nature-filled laboratory of European interests, fantastic for excursions on foot, on mountain bikes and horseback ride through the alluring places and panoramas. It is here that the most beautiful beetle, notable for its iridescent colors, the Carabus Olympiae, a protected endemic specie has chosen as its natural habitat.
4. Polenta at the Monte Marca with a descent at the Rolba Run
Famous for its satisfying Parmesan cheese and corn-flour based Polenta, a typical dish of the alps, Mount Marca Refuge is a place for peace and relaxation. You can arrive here through a cable chair lift and indulge in delectable gastronomy dressed with various cheeses. Afterward, there’s nothing better to do than to descend in a long and riveting slide on board a fun sledge on wheels.
5. Nordic Walking and Biking through the splendid panorama
A rich string of circuits in the heart of the Biellese Alps is unraveled in the untouched nature through meadows, valleys and forests. Such that to pedal or walk along the long assigned paths is a pleasurable gift for the wellbeing of all ages. Discover these alone or in the company of an expert guide and savor local products including its own quality artisanal beer.
6. The Best Goat’s Cheese
A delight for the palate, Oasi’s homegrown soft goat’s cheese emits a delectable flavor that is always fresh and intense. It is the king of French cheeses, which is also revered in Italy. The well-known Agriturismo Alpe Margosio that produces a rich assortment of excellent goat’s cheeses is owed to the mountain grass and the delightful scent of its alpine pasture.
7. The Ciaspolata Notturna di Plenilunio
This is a much-awaited skiing excursion for the winter. It is a family-friendly occasion to explore the snowy mountain at night where you could also grasp flavors and recipes that recounts the territory.
8. Wellness Course with an infinite view
The Bucaneve Wellness exercises its profound connection with the nature through many forms: it utilizes grass that is naturally treated in lush parts of the mountain; the light that illuminates the space encompasses a big part of the area, which directly filters the big glass walls that cover the environment; the regenerative courses are conceived in a harmonious alternation that conjugates treatments in a cabin, setting it up for an instant immersion in the open sky at the alpine passage. Experience this from December to March.
9. Casa Zegna and at All’Aperto
Venture in the museum, which houses historic archives and a cultural center. Casa Zegna opens in spring and in autumn with two provisional shows, as well as workshops for guests, especially babies.
To know more about Oasi Zegna, visit http://www.oasizegna.com/en/ or email at [email protected]
** Some of the photos are lifted from Oasi Zegna Facebook Page.
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