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Livigno

Located 1816 meters above sea level in the heart of the Italian Alps, Livigno is a destination which attracts tourists all through the year. Livigno is part of the province of Sondrio and is surrounded by mountains and valleys. The place is known for its natural beauty and stunning panoramic views, but most of all, for being a destination where holiday and sports come together to offer an interesting and exciting vacation opportunity. While summers are perfect for undertaking excursions amidst the pristine landscape, during the winter the place transforms into a ski resort par excellence.



In winters, the smooth slopes of the valley make it an ideal destination for skiing and other winter sports. Its modern ski lifts and state-of-the-art ski runs and trails stretched for about 150 kilometres attract skiers of all levels. While the most advanced skiers can try the exciting slope called Giorgio Rocca, the beginners can enjoy the easier slopes in the area. There are also a lot of qualified ski trainers and ski schools for people wanting to learn skiing.



When in Livigno, people also enjoy cross-country skiing, biathlon (cross-country skiing plus carbine shooting) and snowboarding. The small, peaceful town which is known for its friendly and cheerful inhabitants is bustling with visitors and outdoor sports enthusiasts during winters. The mini snow parks here also attract a number of tourists. Livigno is also ideal for enjoying heliskiing, ice skating, and snow-racket walking.



Livigno is located very close to two of the finest alpine national parks in Europe- Italian Stelvio National Park and the historic Swiss National Park. The place is full of fabulous bike and pedestrian paths. An excursion into these national parks during summers offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the lush green surroundings, endless pine forests, alpine flora and fauna and massive glaciers. In fact, some tourists call Livigno ‘Europe’s Mountain Bike Capital’. The place is a perfect destination for not only extreme sports enthusiasts but also for people of all kinds of physique and tastes. Treks, climbs, Nordic walking, horse riding, Paragliding, golf and tennis are some of the popular activities that are enjoyed by tourists visiting Livigno during summers. The destination is also perfect for a number of water activities, such as windsurfing, kayaking, standup paddling and kitesurfing.



The town is also known as a shopping and culinary paradise. A number of renowned restaurants, cafes and pubs line up the streets to appease the taste buds of people visiting the place. Shopping is also quite a rage among tourists coming here because the place enjoys a special tax status as a duty-free area. Imagine shopping at exclusive branded stores, for designer labels or simply from art and crafts shops in the unspoilt environment of Livigno, away from the traffic! Livigno promises a unique shopping experience.



The pristine and uncontaminated environment of Livigno is also perfect for visiting the various wellness centres in the region. Among other places of interest are Trepalle, a frazione (an administrative unit of a commune) in Livigno, which is thought to have the highest parish in Europe- Saint Rocco and Saint Mary’s, which dates back to the 16th century. Such places of historical and cultural importance also attract tourists to the town of Livigno, in addition to its picturesque landscape, wooden houses and outdoor attractions.

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