Livigno & SurroundingsThe beauty of town of Livigno and the surrounding region is not easy to put into words. However, we will try our best to bring this unforgettable natural paradise a little bit closer to you ...
Livigno is located between the high valley of Engadina and the Upper Valtellina, half hour driving from Bormio. With its numerous features the town is one of the most popular excursion destinations in the Alps.
Livigno is the ideal holiday destination for wellness seekers and winter sport enthusiasts. The town has a fantastic ski area, famous all over the world, with super downhill runs, as well as perfect conditions for an exciting winter holiday. Do not forget about shopping.
With its 200 shops, Livigno attracts every year, tourists from all over the world, lovers of 1st class shopping of great brands.
Moreover, in Livigno you can shopping ina very special way. The town is duty free location, without IVA tax. In the beautiful shops you can find the most known and important brands, from fashion items, to watches, sunglasses, renewed wines and much more at very affordable prices.
Shopping in Livigno means convenience and excellent value for money.
Discovering Livigno traditions and habits before progress and tourism came to turn the Town how we now know it.
A step in to the past, among memories and witnesses of everyday life of farmers and shepherds in the valley.
The museum wants to witness the spirit of adaptation and the art of surviving in an isolated environment and resources stingy; it is meant to represent the "face" of a community that has its origins in the breeding and agriculture, but that has changed dramatically in a short amount of time with the arrival of tourism.
The Latteria di Livigno stems from the desire to promote the development of the mountain environment and its economy. Small milk producers united in a cooperative have given rise to a structure which, alongside the processing of dairy products, offers residents and visitors a chance to experience first-hand all the goodness of our milk. You can visit our laboratories, sample our products at Bar Bianco or on a large outdoor terrace, and admire antique farm equipment in the small museum.
For over 50 years, the Latteria di Livigno has processed and transformed the most genuine milk. The dairy is located in a setting of unspoiled nature, surrounded by Alpine meadows and green forests, in a context traditionally dedicated to the processing of milk and its derivatives: a territory where man and nature coexist in perfect harmony.
The authenticity and quality of products is guaranteed by pasture breeding during the summer months, the feeding of livestock on the basis of selected feed and fodder, daily analysis on the quality of the milk and a strict protocol for processing the raw material.
Trepalle is the highest situated place in Europe which is inhabited all year round.
In summer Trepalle is characterised by its grass covered steppe with small houses made of wood and stone. You will also see the white facade of Europe's highest situated parish church. The mountain landscape will get trekking and mountain bike enthusiasts excited, but fans of horse-riding will also be perfectly happy in Vallaccia, Val Trela and Val di Torte.
In the colder months the place turns into the setting of a winter fairytale. The landscape is showered in icing sugar and the traditional wooden houses are completely covered in snow. The snowy pistes are simply a paradise for skiers and Telemark skiers.
.. few steps from Livigno
Bormio is well known all over the world not only as a ski resort, but also thanks to the famous Thermae. Bormio thermae are more than a wellness center. They are divided in 2 buildings: “Bagni Nuovi” with modern wellness path and “Bagni Vecchi” which still are in the original roman style. The wellbeing experience in thermal waters is something extraordinary. Benefits of thermal water on body and soul help having a perfect “remise en forme” of the body and a deep relaxation of soul. Bormio Thermae offers thermal swimming pools, body treatments, saunas, 2 beauty and massage centers, one in Bagni Nuovi and one in Bagni Vecchi. Regenerate yourselves in Bormio Thermae and acquire new strengths.
Located at 1.225 meters above sea level, Bormio sits in a spacious natural amphitheater in the Heart of the Alps, in Upper Valtellina.
It is surrounded by the peaks of the Rhaetian Alps, several of which arrive to 4.000 meters in height, and settled in the Stelvio National Park, Bormio has beautiful scenery and unspoiled landscapes. Thermal water and the ski slopes of all degrees of difficulty, to a height of 3.000 meters make it known throughout the world. Lovers of relaxation can find what they wish to Bagni Nuovi, while children can enjoy themselves at the Baths of Bormio.
And after a full day, nothing better than a typical dinner, entertainment is provided by clubs and pubs.
Valtellina & Wine
Valtellina is a magical Alpine valley situated in Lombardia, in the heart of Alps, and it extended for 200 km. Its territory offers, from Lake Como to Bernina mountain peaks, a great variety of unexpected landscapes and famous destinations as Stelvio National Park, or Bormio and Livigno, well knows as famous ski resorts. From wines to cheese, from typical Bresaola to the famous Pizzoccheri, from honey to apples, to the several typical dishes. Culinary specialties are many and well known throughout the world. Since Centuries, Valtellina is the land of wine and vineyards.
On the right side of the river Adda, terraced vineyards lie down on gentle slopes or cling into rocky crags along a 40 km stretch of the Valtellina valley, where grapes feed of sunlight and still today represent one of the most important resource of local economy.
Bernina Express, which became in 2008 part of the UNESCO heritage, is one of the highest railways in the world, a truly breathtaking sight of the Alps.
This exciting journey begins in Tirano and ends in St. Moritz.
The BERNINA EXPRESS travels up an incline of 70% up to an altitude of 2.253 m. with a view of the Morteratsch glacier and the Bernina Group.
The Bernina line is the only Swiss railway that, from south to north, goes in the open air through the Alps.
The route of the line is of effect. It allows to reach different altitudes, it offers to travelers breathtaking views among mountains, glaciers, valleys and alpine peaks.
Livigno is just 44 km from St. Moritz - in just a short drive you can reach this most famous holiday resort in Switzerland. It is located in the Canton of Graubünden, at an altitude of 1.856 meters above sea level.
The dry, mild climate is a worldwide legend. With its elegant and cosmopolitan atmosphere, St. Moritz is a popular tourist destination for sport celebrities, VIPs and royal families.
Take the Bernina Express train from Livigno to St. Moritz and enjoy the wonderful alpine scenery of Engadin.
In summer St. Moritz offers wide ranging sports activities: from sailing and windsurfing to tennis or horse riding. Thanks to its 5 courts and 60 holes, St. Moritz is also the perfect destination for avid golfer.
Stelvio National Park
The Stelvio National Park has been the largest nature reserve in Italy since 1935. It extends across the regions of Sondrio, Brescia, Trento and Bolzano.
The park is situated in a large network of signed walking trails which take you through untouched lakes, valleys and forests.
The National Park is the ideal habitat for several animals: during your walk you could observe deer, chamois, majestic eagles and many other creatures in their natural habitats!
In spring time the park turns into a breathtaking spectacle of colors and fragrances! Alpine roses, gentian and many other appear from wild rocks.
Visit this park absolutely worth a visit!
Switzerland National Park
The Swiss National Park is located in the Engadin valley, and is the largest and oldest nature reserve in Switzerland.
Without human involvement is the perfect place where wildlife is free in its natural development.
From June to August you could observe multi-colored and wide ranging plants. July and August are the best times for hiking in high altitude areas.
While hiking, you have the opportunity to observe several animals such as red deer, chamois, ibex, marmots and majestic eagles.
The national park was created with the intention to conserve and does not disturb animals and plants in their habitat.
Try the experience of emotional time-travel back to the Swiss mountain world of the 19th century – back to the time of Heidi.
In the Heidi village above Maienfeld, tourist immerse themselves in the middle of the little village – the Dörfli – described in Johanna Spyri’s world famous novel.
Take a look at the Heidi’s home , spend time with the animal in the goat shed, look around the village store as well as the museum about the author. On the post office will be available special Heididorf stamp, everything was inspired by Heidi’s story.
The visitor center Aquaprad is situated in the town center of Prato allo Stelvio.
Water is the main theme at the visitor center Aquaprad. Through large panoramic windows with a view on the deepest side of the lake, visitors dive into the local, but unknown world of fish fauna.
35 local fish species living in Alto Adige, can be seen in 12 spectacular tanks.
A unique and particular way to discover different fishes living in mountain brooks, streams, lakes and ponds.