After a pleasant walk through Valnontey woods you come to Laura’s alpine hut, La Maison à l’Alpage. During the summer, guests can come into direct contact with the magic of the National Park by spending a day among wild chamois. Once a week, the chefs transfer their skills to higher ground and serve delicious grilled meat at the foot of Gran Paradiso Peak. Here, the ritual of an open-air meal unfolds - polenta cooked in a traditional cast-iron cauldron, a barbecue amidst the trees, mountain music and songs. Those enchanted woodland fragrances you thought only existed in fairy tales really do exist here.