The Dolomites: Madonna di Campiglio

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Surrounded by the Dolomites, one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world and now part of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage list, Madonna di Campiglio (1550 metres) is an intimate and elegant alpine village located in the breathtaking Val Rendena between the Brenta Dolomites in the east and the glaciers of Adamello and Presanella in the west, in the Trentino region in northern Italy.

Launched as a tourist centre in the second half of the 1800’s, today it is most certainly one of Italy’s best ski destinations as well as one of the most important in the Alps. Already a holiday resort much loved by the Austro-Hungarian aristocracy and its rich middle class in the 19th century – among its celebrity guests Princess Sissi and the Emperor Franz Joseph, the village still retains its age-old charm, supported by high-quality accommodation and state-of-the-art facilities.

True to its noble history, glamour and spectacular natural environment, Madonna di Campiglio is known as the Pearl of the Dolomites, a real paradise for skiers and winter sport lovers.

Thanks to the recent connection to the Folgarida/Marilleva and Pinzolo ski areas, skiers now have the chance to experience a non-stop full-immersion skiing experience along its 150 km trails serviced by 62 ultra-modern, fast and reliable lifts with a capacity of 90,000 people per hour with the one lift pass.

With a maximum vertical drop of 1300m, the ski area has 93 mapped ski runs featuring different difficulty levels (44 beginner, 35 intermediate, 14 advanced), accessible directly from the village centre with 95% snowmaking coverage of the entire terrain.

What’s more, you can set out from your accommodation, ski over countless kilometres of runs, up to an altitude of 2600 metres and return without ever removing your skis.

Besides skiing, there is something to suit everyone: for snowboard enthusiasts the Ursus Snow park is one of the best in Italy; for families with young children special playground areas have been developed on the snow; cross-country skiers can enjoy a total of 22Km of trails and for the lovers of ice skating there is the small frozen lake in the centre of the village. The area also features many different routes for hiking, snowshoe walking and ski mountaineering.

Madonna di Campiglio is also famous for its high life: mountain huts and chalets on the slopes as well as trendy restaurants –where traditional, yet elegant style lives alongside haute cuisine blending harmoniously with the spirit of the mountains -, bars and cafés in the village are famous for their après-ski.

And the experience continues in summer when Madonna di Campiglio and Val Rendena offer a wealth of lakes, valleys, streams, alpine huts and refuges in the beautiful landscape of the Brenta Dolomites. For more visit our Cycling site.

Madonna di Campiglio is the ideal destination for your next Alpine holiday.