Livigno is an idyllic village and commune located in the heart of the Italian Alps in the province of Sondrio. At 1,816 meters above sea level, it has an excellent reputation as a ski resort in winter and the summer provides plenty of opportunities for walking and cycling enthusiasts to get out and about.
It was once a traditional and cultural village and is thought to be the highest parish in Europe. The Carravagio church, Saint Rocco and Saint Mary’s church are all found in the village and the Saint Rocco church is said to date back to the 16th century.
Two of the finest Alpine National Parks meet in the Livigno Valley. The Italian Stelvio National Park and the historic Swiss National Park connect and make the whole area a place of breathtaking natural beauty, providing stunning, panoramic views.
The town of Livigno is now an established tax-free shopping haven. Its town centre has a reputation for being a cheerful place with plenty of entertainment on offer for the holiday maker. The town also presents visitors with a year-round calendar of cultural and sporting events, including several devoted to art, and wine and food.
Lush and green during the summer months yet blanketed in snow at winter time, Livigno surrounded by mountains that reach up to over 3,000 meters in altitude. The area is rich in larch forests, spruce and pine. Livigno offers the tourist a wide variation of colour and experience. This enchanting Alpine valley is an excellent choice for a holiday the whole year round.
The ski season runs from from 27 November to 1st of May and the lifts are open for the duration of the season. With 30 ski lifts in operation, there is the capacity to take 46,340 people up the slopes every hour. There are five gondolas, 13 chairlifts and 12 button or anchor lifts and these facilities help create a fun packed ski holiday.
The resort has five different areas where you can ski. There are 115kms of ski runs suitable for every level of ability across the slopes of the Livigno Mountains, providing 75 square kms of ski slopes in total.
There are several good ski schools to help you learn or improve your skiing skills and a whole host of places to rent any equipment you need. With some border cross runs, speed skiing and a natural pipe to explore, you are never short of new ski experiences.