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Monte Rosa

Ristorante Unione
Ristorante Unione is a quintessential mountain restaurant; cosy interiors, traditional food and family-run, this is one of Monte Rosa's must-eats.
Relais des Glaciers
If you're looking for value for money, then Relais des Glaciers is the stay for you with the kind of amenities expected of a four-star stay and rooms that are chic and oh-so comfortable.
Chiara Sport
While the extensive range of equipment and accessories on offer at Chiara Sport is impressive to say the least, it is the store's knowledgeable staff that make this place a must-visit.
Tre Alberi Liberi
If you're looking for a quaint bed and breakfast, call off the search; Tre Alberi Liberi offers both with five guestrooms and the kind of breakfasts that will ensure you're full of energy for the day ahead.
Frantze Le Rascard
Frantze Le Rascard offers an authentic Alpine experience in the historic hamlet of Frantze.
Rifugio Belvedere
Rifugio Belvedere is an upscale eatery offering innnovative Italian fare with flare.
NordKapp
What NordKapp lacks in physical size it certainly makes up for in glowing reputation; arguably one of the best places to refuel in Monte Rosa, the gourmet menu attracts discerning diners from far and wide.
Castore Lounge Bar
Castore Lounge Bar is one of Monte Rosa's more contemporary bars, with chic interiors and a funky music policy that has the mountain's trendiest movers and shakers dancing 'til the small hours.
Paul Verlaine
Paul Verlaine is a popular place for locals and mountain guides to unwind after a hard day on the slopes; if it's good enough for them it's certainly good enough for you, so check it out.
Lyshaus
With river views and traditional Alpine-inspired rooms, the Lyshaus is one of Monte Rosa's most accommodating stays; an in-house restaurant finishes things off nicely.
Vineria an baker wi
Vineria an baker wi: a delightful, refined wine bar on Alagna's high street, offering an extensive wine list in sophisticated surroundings, it attracts a stylish set of skiers indeed.
Wunder Bar
Groups of skiers congregate at Wunder Bar to talk about their day on the slopes; join them beside the hearth with a tipple or three.
Atelier Gourmand
Campo Base
Campo Base is a traditional mountain restaurant given a modern twist; think floor-to-ceiling windows, eclectic interiors and a hearty menu that is sure to fill even the deepest ski boots.
Capanna Carla
Capanna Carla is everything you'd expect of a mountain restaurant, from the antique furniture through to the mouthwatering local menu.
Lo Retsingnon
Forget Starbucks and other identikit coffee chains; at Lo Retsingnon you'll find real coffee and cakes for the discerning connoisseur.
Diur und Dom
Split into two sections, Diur und Dom offers both formal and casual dining under the same roof; Italian classics and a fit-to-bursting wine menu make this a perennial favourite.
Rifugio Mantova
When refurbishments have finished Rifugio Mantova will offer stunning views at 3,488-metres and legendary hot chocolate.
Mont Nery
Housed inside hotel Villa Fridau, Mont Nery has mountain dining all wrapped up with traditional stone and wood interiors and a menu of locally-sourced regional fare.
Hotellerie de Mascognaz
Hotellerie de Mascognaz is located in one of Monte Rosa's most historic villages, and this chalet is in keeping with its surroundings with traditional décor that has more than a hint of mountain style about it.
Amabarandanspitz
If Amabarandanspitz is good enough for locals, then it's certainly good enough for us; only the very best equipment is sold here.
Tako Ski Rental
Tako Ski Rental does what it says on the tin and rents super-stylish ski equipment to a chic clientele of slope surfers; the store also offers free overnight storage.
Alpenstop Refuge
Alpenstop Refuge is one of Monte Rosa's newest places to eat, but that's not to say it's any less worthy of your custom; in fact, it's a must-eat with a sun-soaked terrace and a traditional menu that gets it right every time.
Caffe delle Guide
Caffe delle Guide is as hot as hotspots get; in-the-know crowds congregate here for excellent coffee and pastries, as well as piled-high plates of plasta.
Atelier Gourmand
Atelier Gourmand is one of Monte Rosa's chicest places to chow down; inside is a candelit space that is perfect for intimate lunches.
Casa Nostra
Bierfall
Bierfall is one of Monte Rosa's more boisterous bars, with beer, wine and light bites packing 'em in every night of the week.
Hotel Dufour
Run by one of Monte Rosa's most renowned ski guides, Hotel Dufour is popular with guided groups looking for a suitably stylish place to catch forty winks.
Café du Centre
Feeling weary? Head to Café du Centre in Champoluc, where you can refuel with cocktails and light bites. You'll be ready to hit the slopes again in no time.
Caffe della Guide
Caffe della Guide may be small in size but it certainly packs a punch with a lively crowd of locals packing it out every night of the week.

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