Major Destinations in Italy

By | June 23, 2022

Madonna di Campiglio, Trentino Alto Adige (Italy)

According to howsmb, Madonna di Campiglio is a “pearl” among the ski resorts of the Dolomiti di Brenta mountain country and one of the most popular and most expensive ski resorts in Italy. Since the 19th century, when the Austrian emperor Franz Joseph came to rest with his wife, European aristocrats have rested here. The resort is located in the northern part of the vast mountain valley Valle Rendena at an altitude of 1520 m, 70 km northwest of Trento. It is part of the extensive Skirama-Dolomiti ski area, which combines 380 ski slopes and 150 lifts. Skirama Dolomiti also includes such ski resorts in the province of Trentino as Pinzolo, Monte Bondone, Folgaria Lavarone, Andalo Fai della Paganella and the resorts of the Val di Sole valley (Folgarida-Marilleva, Peio and Passo Tonale).

In Madonna di Campiglio, there are 60 km of ski slopes of various difficulty levels, half of which are “red”, and some of the “red” slopes are very wide and have a slight slope, which allows not very experienced skiers to ride on them. The highest point of the resort is at an altitude of 2600 m, so the elevation difference reaches 1100 m. The slopes are serviced by 20 lifts. Trails of Madonna di Campiglio located on the slopes of four mountains: Monte Spinale (2100 m), Groste (2500 m), Pradalago (2150 m) and Palon (2090 m). The most modern lifts and the most well-maintained slopes are located in the Pradalago area. On the slopes of Mount Palon, there is the famous “red” Tri-Tre track (length – 2600 m, height difference – 465 m), where the World Cup slalom competitions were held. Since 1998, the track has been equipped with a lighting system and is suitable for skiing at night. The “black” slopes of the resort are suitable for professionals, of which there are five: three are located on the slopes of Mount Spinale, and two are on the slopes of the Palaon and Pradalago mountains. In the skiing area of ​​Mount Groste, the Ursus snowpark with an area of ​​50 thousand square meters is equipped. m, which is considered one of the best in Europe.

Also, vacationers are offered 40 km of cross-country skiing tracks, a slalom stadium, a natural skating rink, a sports center and a swimming pool. The infrastructure of the resort is represented by ski schools, equipment rentals, kindergartens and dozens of hotels, shops, restaurants, bars and 3 nightclubs. In Madonna di Campiglio, life is constantly in full swing: both day and night, it is never boring here. In February, the famous Habsburg carnival is held at the resort, as a reminder of those times when aristocrats rested at the resort. During the carnival, balls, classical music concerts and fireworks are arranged.

In Madonna di Campiglio, people relax not only in winter, but also in summer, because the resort is surrounded by the natural park of Adamello Brenta where there are unlimited opportunities for hiking. The most interesting routes are laid from the Groste ski area (2437 m) – these are the paths leading to the highest peaks of the Dolomiti di Brenta mountains: Cima Tosa (3173 m) and Cima Brenta (3150 m).

In the vicinity of these peaks, 16 km south of Madonna di Campiglio in the Val Rendena valley, there is the Pinzolo ski resort.

Moena, Trentino-Alto Adige (Italy)

The resort of Moena is located in the extreme northeast of the province of Trentino in the Dolomites at an altitude of 1200 m at the point where the Val di Fiemme and Val di Fassa intersect. Moena and the nearby Passo San Pellegrino (1918 m) and Falcade (1150 m) form the Tre Valli (“Three Valleys”) skiing area. In total, Tre Valley has 100 km of ski slopes, 60 km of flat skiing and 27 lifts. Tre Valley is part of the vast Dolomiti-Superski ski region, uniting 12 ski resorts of the Dolomites with 1200 km of ski slopes, laid at altitudes from 1500 to 3269 m, and 450 ski lifts. Dolomiti Superski covers the resorts of the provinces of Trentino and Alto Adige and the Veneto region. This is the largest ski area in the world.

Moena is a great place to accommodate skiers with numerous hotels, shops and restaurants, however, there are no slopes and ski lifts, ski buses will take you to them. It is worth noting that from Moena “at hand” to the major ski area of the Val di Fiemme valley – Bellamonte Alpe Lusia. In addition, in Moena there is a Babylandia kids club, where you can leave your child for the whole day to have fun with local animators and ski teachers. During the summer in Moena attracts mountain biking enthusiasts, because there are many bike trails. Every year at the end of September, the Val di Fassa Bike mountain bike championship starts in Moena.

In the center of Tre Valley is the Passo San Pellegrino. Here you will find an abundance of “blue” and “red” slopes, the “Snowkinder” children’s ski park, a snow park with a halfpipe and a Cross Country Ski Center at an altitude of 2000 m with ring routes of various difficulty levels with a total length of 20 km.

From Passo San Pellegrino to Mount Col Margherita (2513 m, the highest point of the Tre Valli area), where the main slopes of the Falcade area are located, a cable car was laid. Falcade is famous for its difficult pistes, including the 6-kilometer “black” track “Rossignol”. Also, the slopes of Mount Col Margherita are popular among fans of off-piste skiing.

To the north of Moena, along the Val di Fassa, a series of ski resorts extends: Vigo di Fassa, Pozza di Fassa, Canazei and Campitello.

Naples (Italy)

Naples is located on the west coast of Italy in the Gulf of Naples. The city was founded in the 8th century BC. Greeks. Translated from Greek, Naples means “new city”. Now it is one of the largest ports in the country. In Naples, life is constantly in full swing, because it is one of the most urbanized cities in Europe.

Of the sights in Naples the Royal Palace with the National Library on the Plebiscite Square, built in the 17th century, has been preserved, in the Palace there is a chapel of St. Januarius (the patron saint of the city) in the neopolitan baroque style with relics. Of interest are the Campodimonte Museum and Gallery, the National Museum of San Martino, the Girolamini Gallery, the museum and the Gothic church of Santa Chiara, which was founded in 1310, as well as the San Carlo Theater.

Not far from the city is the famous volcano Vesuvius. A bus takes tourists to it, and you can climb to the top of the volcano. The history of the eruptions of this volcano and the history of the cities buried during its eruption in 79 AD, such as Pompeii and Herculaneum, is dedicated to the National Archaeological Museum, which is located in Naples.

There are many famous resorts on the Naples coast, the main ones are Sorrento, Amalfi and Salerno. The coastline here is indented, and the beaches are pebbly. In addition, from Naples you can go on an excursion to the islands of Capri (36 km from Naples) and Ischia (40 km from Naples). There are many beach resorts on these islands, and on the island of Ischia there are hot radon geysers where you can swim even in winter.

Ischia is one of the most popular places for treatment in Europe. On the basis of geysers, thermal parks were arranged here, where tourists from all over the world go. The thermal parks treat rheumatism and respiratory diseases.

Naples (Italy)