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Italy has a plethora of stunning sights, most notably the historical monuments of Rome, the glorious Renaissance beauty of Florence, the romantic canals of Venice, and the sunshine of the Amalfi coast. Additionally, there are a range of ski resorts offering quality slopes and facilities.
La Thuile ski resort is set high up in the Aosta Valley, with Mont Blanc on one side and Mount Rutor on the other. This charming resort has a stunning backdrop. It also shares a lift pass and is linked with the French resort of La Rosiere, offering a total ski area of around 150kms, stretching over the
Nestled on the Italian side of Mont Blanc (Europes highest mountain) and bounded by 14 peaks above 4,000 metres, Courmayeur ski resort offers amazing ski runs, including a 20-kilometre run descending into Chamonix across the border in France. The charming village boasts ancient buildings cradled along cobbled streets and the
Another delightful alternative, Piancavallo is set on a plateau in the southern ranges of the eastern Alps and is dedicated to serious skiers but can accommodate groups of all abilities. Additionally, the resort is popular with young skiers and has hosted several World Cup championships, including freestyle competitions. Created as a
Other ski resorts in Italy include: Cortina d’Ampezzo,
If you’re heading to Italy, Rome and Milan will most likely be your entry points by air, although its also possible to fly to Naples and Venice, Florence, Genoa, Bologna, Palermo and Cagliari from European cities. The rail network into Italy is extensive, offering scenic views through the Alps from Austria, along Lake Maggiore from Switzerland, and via Monaco from France. Alternatively, you can catch
The journey by road into Italy offers spectacular scenery as well. The main points of entry are: the Mont Blanc tunnel from France at Chamonix; the Grand St Bernard tunnel from Switzerland; and the Brenner Pass from Austria. Car ferries connect Italy with Greece, Turkey, Tunisia, Malta, Albania, Croatia and Spain.