Hello my Dears!
Today I’m so happy to share with you this amazing place where I’ve been in mid July with my bf. I love romantic escape and this one was perfect. Plus both Milan and London were so hot , we found appropriate to be back in our beloved Swiss Alps. Switzerland is such an amazing place full of places to be discovered but when it comes to mountain destinations I really love the Valais canton. I was pretty excited while driving on the way to Zermatt because I left Milan with more or less 35 degrees and the closer I was to the destination the colder the temperature was.
Maybe not all of you know that Zermatt is a car-free city, so just try to imagine the quality of the air. As we left the car in Tasch to take our train to Zermatt, I could feel already a great difference. 20 degrees, a blue sky and the nature! After a 20 minutes of train, we arrived in Zermatt, an exclusive and so cute destination with some of the most beautiful chalet with typical mountain style. Once arrived in Zermatt, we took another train to reach our beautiful hotel. I’m a big fan of Leading Hotel of the World but this one was really a surprise! Can you imagine a five stars hotel with all luxury accommodations at 2222 m? Well, when I booked it looked so charming but this hotel was really above mx expectations.
On a small plateau above Zermatt, the Riffelalp Resort 2222m has the distinction of being Europe’s highest luxury hotel. Built in 1884 as a summer-only enclave, the property enjoys such a lofty location that it’s one of the few hotels in the world that is unreachable by car. Throughout the 19th century, Europe’s high society made this hotel one of the most desirable Switzerland destination. Maybe some of you have never thought about experimenting mountain in summer time but believe me when I say you should start! Mountain can be so romantic this unique location has been perfect for our escape from the city. If you are a nature lover you will go crazy for this unique location in the heart of the Gornegrat area!
As we get in Riffelalp , a surprise was waiting for us: a little read and yellow train that reminds me so much of Wes Anderson movie and it also makes all the atmosphere even more romantic. I was totally in love with everything : the luxurious mountain style interiors, the room balcony with a view over some famous mountain such as the Matterhorn ( for those who doesn’t know the Swiss name, I’m talking about the Cervino!) , the amazing outside pool.
As most of you may know, I’m a fitness lover but when it comes to hiking with my bf I know I will workout so hard! Even if I was running all the time after his fast gain, I felt so lucky for such an amazing landscape and my body felts so good and regenerate. The cherry on the cake has been for sure the outdoor pool. Warm water, sun and healthy air with a view ( which after a 10 km hiking is such a good feeling). If you think it can be boring during the night, well maybe you don’t know yet good red wine and Swiss cheese. Something you should really try is the “raclette”; a typical cheese fondue served with potatoes and pickles.
I think I do not need to explain you what made this trip so special as pictures talk for me!
This was so far one of the best romantic escape and I can’t wait to be back for the winter season!
Wish you a beautiful day!