Near the town of Livigno there is the village of Trepalle which is the highest inhabited village in the Alps. It is considered the village at Europe's highest altitude. Like Livigno it is a duty free shop.
Livigno enjoys a particular tax status as duty-free area. Italian VAT is not paid. In the main road you can find many shops where you can buy goods at substantially lower prices. You must pay attention because there is a maximum quota of goods that one can take back. For more information you can ask to the shop assistence about how much goods you can take back.
Walking along the main road is very nice because while you're shopping you can see nice old wooden houses and wonderful landscape!!!!
A Typical Mountain Hut - or at least what I got as an idea mountain huts are looking in Italy. They remind me the ones I've seen in Switzerland, but nothing to do with the beauties of Tirol / Austria :))
People still go to Livigno even off season and the reason for this is that it's a duty free zone.
The town itself is stretched on both sides of the road for at least a kilometer as the valley is narrow and it doesn't permit it to be concentrated.
In front of the town there is a large area where during the winter time you can do the cross-country skiing. On the background the wonderful mountains full of snow!!!
The Church of Santa Maria is the main church of Livigno and it is dedicated to the saint of the town.
An Italian Traditional Hotel - I remained with the feeling that this a very old traditional hotel in Livigno,with a rich history. I must have read something written around....