Madonna di Campiglio
Madonna di Campiglio
Madonna di Campiglio, the “Pearl of the Dolomites”, is the ideal place for a holiday in the mountains, in the heart of the Val Rendena, between the Brenta Dolomites and the Adamello and Presanella groups.
At 1550 metres, Madonna di Campiglio is among the best-known localities of Trentino-South Tyrol. It is one of the most important ski resorts of the area and of the entire Alpine region.
By the second half of the 20th century, Madonna di Campiglio was already a popular destination for the Austrian aristocracy and haute bourgeoisie. During the month of February, the village relives the fairy-tale era of Princess Sissi and Emperor Franz Joseph with the Habsburg Carnival. The event features costumed parades, the Great Ball of the Emperor, fireworks and imperial torchlight processions, in a magical commemoration of the Habsburg court of the past.
Today, this tourist destination continues to display its well-known worldly spirit, while at the same time preserving the sober character of its origins. The village streets are lined with high-end, smart hotels, fashionable boutiques and traditional shops. A walk outside the inhabited centre takes visitors to a variety of lakes, Alpine streams, and mountain cottages and refuges, still today permeated by their ancient flavour.
The Ski Area of Madonna di Campiglio is made up of 57 ski lifts, 150 km of slopes, 50,000 square metres of snow park and 40 km of Nordic skiing paths. From Madonna di Campiglio, the villages of Pinzolo and Folgarida-Marilleva can be reached on skis. Among the ski slopes of the area, the most famous is the legendary “3 Tre”, which hosts the slalom competitions of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup.
For snowboarders, the Ursus Snowpark is considered one of the best in Europe. Located near Grostè, facing the splendid Brenta Dolomites, the park boasts terrain which is especially suited to jumping and which offers circuits for both beginners and experts of every level. The area is also equipped with 22 km of paths for cross-country skiing in the Campo Carlo Magno zone.
Madonna di Campiglio is also a popular destination in summer. Its location is perfect for walkers, hikers, bikers and mountain bikers. Visitors will wish to reach at least one of the five lakes of glacier origin: Serodoli, Gelato, Ritorto, Nero and Lambin. In addition, the nearby Parco Naturale Adamello Brenta offers some 450 km of mountain paths for hiking or mountain biking. The postcard-perfect landscapes are breathtaking, thanks to the backdrop of the marvellous Brenta Dolomites.
On summer evenings, visitors to the village centre will find restaurants, bars, playgrounds for children and discotheques for the young. Each period of the year presents visitors to Madonna di Campiglio with a variety of quality opportunities, both in terms of accommodation possibilities (including family-friendly hotels) and of natural attractions surrounding the village. Finally, a visit to Pinzolo or to the falls of Nardis and Vallesinella is highly recommended.