Livigno Travel Guide

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Livigno Things to Do

  • Trepalle

    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.

  • Cross-country skiing field

    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!!!

  • Chiesa di Santa Maria

    The Church of Santa Maria is the main church of Livigno and it is dedicated to the saint of the town.

  • A Duty Free town

    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...

  • A Typical Mountain Hut

    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 :))

  • An Italian Traditional Hotel

    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....


Livigno Hotels

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  • Hotel Capriolo

    The hotel has a good location, very close to a free bus station and in the centre of Livigno. The...

  • Concordia

    This family 4-star hotel is centrally located, 50m from the ski lifts. Recently completely renovated...

  • Helvetia Hotel

    This was my sixth stay at the Helvetia Hotel in Livigno. Always great service, food fantastic and...


Livigno Restaurants

  • Amazing meat dishes!

    This restaurant has a simple bustling dining area which was very busy both times we went (we had to book in advance). The waiter was excellent, very attentive but knew when to leave us alone. The speciality is a selection of raw meats which you cook youself on a hot stone in the middle of your table- this was a big hit with my partner, he had it...

  • Fantastic food & a wonderful family!

    What a fantastic place to eat, during the lunchtime or evening. The food and service are second to none. We have visited Livigno now for the past few years and they recognise us and give a very warm welcome. There is also a lounge area where you can relax after dinner which is a great way to round off the evening.Try it you won't regret it! Make...

  • A great restaurant

    The nice Hotel Helvetia has got a very good restaurant where you can taste a delicious Valtellinese cousine. I can suggest to try the tourist menù where you can taste Pizzoccheri, Polenta and ragaut!!!


Livigno Transportation

  • Free bus in Livigno

    There are three lines of free buses in Livigno. It is a great service as you don't have to pay for the bus and you can easily get around. The buses are going quite often, maybe each 10min. The buses stop at all skiing points and go through the center. Very comfortable.

  • Transfer to Livigno

    We travel from the UK to Milan - Bergamo with Ryanair (very cheap), the best form of transfer has been hiring a car to the resort. You can pick up a one day hire from Orio al Serio and there is a drop off point at the San Rocco church in Livigno.At the end of the week you can arrange collection from San Rocco and drive back to Bergamo. You will...

  • great free bus service

    Make the most of the free bus service in resort. There are 3 routes which take you all around the resort and between the 2 main ski areas. They are extremly punctual and regular, a very useful service.


Livigno Shopping

  • Livigno

    It is located at 1,816 metres above sea level. Livigno's main river is called Akua Granda, also known as Spöl. Trepalle, which belongs to Livigno, is considered Europe's highest inhabited parish. A part of the old village was completely destroyed in the 1960s by the creation of an artificial lake (see Akua Granda).Livigno enjoys a particular tax...

  • Remember customs is waiting

    Buying cheap drinks and cigarettes don't forget the customs waiting for you when you leave Livigno, don't buy more than it is allowed. When we went the road from Livigno to Bormio, many cars were checked on the road for carriage of illegal amounts. We were asked how many bottles we have bought in Livigno, how many cigarettes, etc.

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Livigno Local Customs

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    by grscott123 Written Jan 6, 2007

    Be aware that there is a border control when you enter and leave Livigno. Livigno is a duty free area (cheap alcohol and cigarettes as well as goods) however you are subject to random checks at the border by customs officers. Suggest you have your passports ready just in case.

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Livigno Tourist Traps

  • Beware of tour reps

    by Maxi23 Written Jan 3, 2006

    If you're going to Livigno through a travel agent do not be taken in by the Tour Rep on the bus. As soon as you leave the airport they will try to sell you all sorts of things from speciality dinners to Skidoo's. The worst is the ski & boot rental. they tell you that if you don't order it immediately you will be left with old equipment, this is a load of rubbish, if you wait until you get to Livigno you'll be able to hire much better stuff than what the reps get you & at a much lower cost bcoz they get commission.

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Livigno What to Pack

  • Extra warm clothes

    Even if you're used to skiing trips remember that Livgno is 1900mt, therefore it can be very, very cold, it's not unusual for the temperatures to reach -30 in December & January so take extra warm clothes. Don't even think about buying dutyfree goods at the airport, you'll find them much cheaper in Livigno.

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    It can get pretty cold even in summer so get some long sleeved sweaters and a jacket, along with your summer clothes. It doesn't rain much in Livigno, however an umbrella may come in handy especially in July/August. Most hotels in Livigno are 3 star hotels and they only provide toiletries for the first day of your stay.

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Livigno Sports & Outdoors

  • Skiing

    Livigno is very famous for its fantastic ski tracks. Many people said that these are the best racetrack of all Valtellina. Try to trust!!! :)

  • where to ski

    When we arrived in Livigno we were told to ski on the Carossello side in the mornings and head to the Mottolino side after lunch (to follow the sun). We did this for the first two days and it was fine. However, on the 3rd day we decided to do it the over way round as we preferd the skiing on the mottolino side and were anticipating an early finish....

  • Skiing and snowboarding

    Livigno is a great place to ski. It has many wide and perfectly prepared pistes as well as nice restaurants up the mountains. You can go mountains skiing or snowboarding, cross country skiing or go to guided excursions with snow shoes. There are also several skating rinks or you can try climbing an artificial or natural rock.


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