Madonna di Campiglio, Italy
Here are a few reasons to visit Madonna di Campiglio in Italy:
1. If you like your pistes groomed to perfection Madonna di Campiglio is one of the best resorts in the world. Great skiing from excellent nursery slopes to classic blacks. However, Madonna di Campiglio is primarily an intermediate skier's paradise.
2. 'Madonna' as referred to by locals is a chic Italian ski resort set in the splendid wooded surrounds of the dramatic Brenta Dolomites – A UNESCO world heritage site.
3. Stylish village with a car free centre with lots of typical Italian bars and restaurants.
4. Fantastic Italian food on and off the mountain from excellent value pizzas to Michelin starred eateries.
5. Madonna attracts a lively weekend crowd from Milan, as well as an annual visit from the Ferrari F1 team and Ducati.
6. An excellent choice of luxury hotels suitable for families and groups from modern to traditional.
7. Uncrowded, mostly tree lined pistes and minimal lift queues due to the excellent modern lift system.
8. Superskirama pass covers the linked neighbouring resorts of Folgarida, Marilleva and the quieter slopes of Pinzolo.
Pros & Cons
- Fantastic scenery
- Typically Italian ski resort, chic but friendly
- Great intermediate skiing
- Some excellent restaurants both in town and on the mountain
- Some excellent hotels that are very good value
- Lack of really challenging skiing either on or off piste
There is plenty of variety but the following are recommended; Da Alfiero, La Tana dell Orso, Stube Rosengarten, Belvedere, Antico Focolare, Roi, Stube Diana and Locanda degli Aritisti. Most of the hotels have excellent restaurants we like the food at both the Chalet DV and the Bio Hotel Hermitage.
We recommend the restaurant Cascina Zeledria which can be found in the trees off blue run number 7 below Pradalago (off piste 54 just above Fortini lift). At the top of Pradalago there is also a nice little resaurant called Viviani. Other restaurants we recommend are the Cinque Laghi and Malga Montagnoli which is in the lower part of Groste and finally Stopani at top of Groste lift.
There is some apres with Stube di Franz-Joseph, Bar Suisse, Bacchus Enoteca and The Alpes - all well worth a visit.
The nightlife is fairly tame although there are enough bars to keep the 'night owls' content.