Packing your suitcase for Corteno Golgi
Are you struggling to decide what to take on your trip to our Alpine Hotel? Over the years, what i carry in my bag has changed a lot. I was your typical over packer but now i pack as little as possible. As cliche as packing light is, it holds a lot of truth. The more i have traveled the more i began to realise, i don’t need a lot of stuff. Everything i need now fits in either a backpack or a small suitcase.
“Do I really need this?”
Before i begin packing i like to write everything down that i think i will need- and then i will cut the list in half. Thats after asking myself the most important question, “Will i use this?”
Most of the time the answer the is no. I only tend to take the essentials, and if really need to take something i didnt bring. I buy it on my travels. Its not that hard to find typical things like medicine, clothes or an umbrella in Corteno Golgi. We have a supermarket called ‘Bianchi Maffeo’ that is only a short walk away from Albergo Miramonti. That will have all the essentials you need.
I also try and stick to taking the same climate during my trips to avoid having to carry lots of different kinds of clothes. I definitely don’t want to be taking sweaters around beautiful Italy especially when its summer. However plans can change and you can be faced with the un expected rain. Thats why no matter where i go i always make sure i take at least one coat with me, if not you can buy a light jacket or jumper from our near by boutique shops.
Most people tend to forget that you can do laundry overseas, So i tend to carry enough clothes for 7-10 days (depending on the length of my stay) and then i just do laundry. By doing this you will find that you really don’t need to bring a lot of stuff when you can wash what you have. We are pleased to inform you that we offer a laundry service on site or the closest laundry service is in the town of Edolo. You can ask our receptionist for more details on arrival.
Here are my 6 packing tips:
Take a sensible suitcase size, the bigger your suitcase is the more tempted you’ll be to overpack. The recommended size is a carry on suitcase that you can take up to 10kg with you.
Do the clothing countdown once you think you have everything you need. You should limit yourself to no more than five sets of socks and underwear, four tops, four bottoms, two pairs of shoes. You should also make sure to include sports clothing and comfy shoes. For your hike in the Italian Alps or for our Yoga classes.
Lay out everything you think you’ll need and edit it out ruthlessly, I think we find ourselves making the “just in case i need it” category which 7/10 times you don’t end up needing it.
Treat it as a game of Tetris once you have narrowed it down to all the essential bits you need you now need to find the best way to fit it your suitcase.
Roll your clothes to maximise space and ensure your clothes aren’t wrinkled
Try separating cubes, this will help keep everything organised.
Make sure you keep your liquids apart from your delicate items and in easy reach.
Don’t forget to take a good camera with you so you can capture all the beautiful scenery in the Italian Alps. There are plenty of beautiful spots that you will want to capture to look back on.
Don’t forget to check out our latest blog post to find out the Top Hiking Spots in the Italian Alps.