Italy is a country full of world class cuisine, culture, architecture and art. The country is home to iconic attractions, such as the leaning Tower of Pisa, the Colosseum in Rome and of course Mount Blanc, that borders the Aosta Valley in Italy and Haute-Savoie in France.
The country has been a popular destination for British travellers for many years with its rich art history, especially in Florence where the famous artist Michelangelo was born.
Italy is made up of many traditional and picturesque towns and villages. The Italian Alps have been a favourite with British winter sports enthusiasts for hundreds of years because of the fantastic fusion of excellent slopes, high mountain ranges, sublime bars and delicious cuisine. The typical food in Italy is pasta, pizza, mozzarella and pesto which is loved by many people all over the world, especially skiers after a long day on the slopes!
Cortina in Italy
Cortina is a very popular ski resort full of history, fine dining, shopping and of course snow! Located in the centre of the Dolomites, the beautiful town is buzzing with tourists all year round not just in the height of the ski season. The mountains are accessible via gondolas and cable cars with many summer/winter sport activities on offer including skiing, biking, hiking, sleigh rides, snowshoeing and more. Learn about the history of Cortina in one of the many museums including the open air museum at Cinque Torri.
During the winter season tourists can enjoy top class luxury in the Grand Hotel Miramonti Majestic. The hotel is furnished from top to bottom with a mix of elegant beauty and modern décor, topped off with panoramic views of the surrounding snowy peaks. The hotel has a wellness centre that is ideal for relaxing after a hard day on the slopes or you can sit back with your feet up and enjoy a movie in the cinema room. Music lovers can appreciate the gentle music of the piano room whilst enjoying a nice beverage from one of the hotel’s bars.
As the principal town of Val Gardena, Ortisei is a small picturesque town with traditional buildings and a large skiing for great for winter holidays. The village is made up of historic buildings and wooden chalets with the beautiful backdrop of the treelined snowy mountains. Ortisei is popular with sports enthusiasts throughout the year. The many cafes and shops are much loved by tourists and ran by friendly locals that pay lots of attention to detail and deliver with exceptional service.
The stunning Hotel Adler prides itself in comfort and hospitality and is one of the top hotels in the Dolomites. The hotel is furnished with outstanding attention to detail throughout, including from cave inspired spa rooms to marble fitted flooring and large stone walls, making the best in luxury holiday stays. Sit back and enjoy one of the many cocktails on the menu whilst admiring the picturesque views of the surrounding mountains. Alternatively, kick back in the sauna and spa rooms for deep relaxation and pamper sessions.
The gorgeous town of Selva is admired by skiers and snowboarders for its outstanding mountain views that make it a truly unique ski destination. The town comes alive at night when the traditional gift shops and boutiques are all lit up to create a winter wonderland scene. Sat at the very foot of the Dolomites, Selva is home to some of the most attractive ski runs across the Dolomites mountain range. Selva has the best in Italian fine dining with its many restaurants and cafes serving up top class Italian cuisine.
Hotel Oswald has been popular with tourists for many years, some of which return season after season. The hotel mixes the modern with the traditional giving the perfect alpine atmosphere with outstanding hospitality and fine dining. The hotel has many fantastic features including the Turkish bath and sauna rooms, a kid’s playroom and a bar with panoramic views of the town and landscapes.
The Aaritz Hotel has a luxurious large indoor swimming pool with a sauna, hot tub, solarium and gym for the ultimate relaxation after a day on the slopes. The hotel goes all out to make its guests feel relaxed and comforted during their stay. The bedrooms are spacious and beautifully decorated with large windows so you can enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding landscape.