livigno in spring
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good skiing, plenty of shops, bars and restaurants..and cheap prices!
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In a nutshell
Try it. You will go back!!
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...
1 Review and 24 Opinions The hotel has a good location, very close to a free bus station and in the centre of Livigno. The...
1 Review and 15 Opinions This family 4-star hotel is centrally located, 50m from the ski lifts. Recently completely renovated...
La Pioda: 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...
San Giovanni - Livigno: 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...
Hotel Ristorante Helvetia: 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!!!
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...
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.
Not really a 5 hour transfer
All tour operators advertise Livigno as having a 5 hour transfer from Bergamo airport. This does not have to be the case! All the tour operators stop for 45 minutes at a half way point, this is actually very annoying as you just want to get to resort. On our return transfer...
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...
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...
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.
Written Jan 6, 2007
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- Skiing and Boarding
Beware of tour reps
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.
Written Jan 3, 2006
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- Skiing and Boarding
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,...
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...
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...
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...
Explore Deeper into Livigno
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