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Why it’s so easy to fall in love with Livigno

In the heart of the Alps, in the northern part of Lombardia, lies the magical skiing village of Livigno.

Livigno has many things that make it special and it’s nearly impossible not to fall in love with this snow paradise. Lodging, bars and restaurants – mainly built in low-rise, traditional chalet style – is strung alongside the town’s 4km main road.

Here are four things that’ll instantly make almost anyone fall in love with Livigno:

1. Ski slopes: Livigno is well known for its 110+km of pistes (12 black, 37 red, and 29 blue). The ski areas rise up on both sides of the road and the two sides – Carosello and Mottolino – are linked by free buses. There are several beginner slopes for newbies to the sport while most of the pistes for intermediate and advanced skiers are above the tree line.

2. Snow:Livigno is located just a few kilometres from the Swiss border, meaning it is located in the heart of the Alps. Its high altitude ensures that the resort has a long snow season, lasting from the end of November until the beginning of May.

3. Duty-free status: For centuries, Livigno has enjoyed duty-free status, which truly makes it a worthwhile shopping spot. Shopping bargains to keep an eye out for include alcohol and tobacco, perfumes, cameras, computers and other electronic equipment, and leather and fur garments.

4. Restaurants and bars: After long days of skiing and exhausting yourself on the slopes, nothing beats a leisurely walk in town, having dinner at one of the many pizzerias or restaurants, enjoying after-dinner drinks with friends, and soaking up the bustling nightlife of Livigno.

For skiing, Livigno is simply one of the best places to visit! Get in touch and find out how you can experience the magic of Livigno for yourself. Contact us on info@ctheworld.co.za