Livigno is a paradise in both summer and winter. It's extremely well set up for snow sports of all kinds, with some great cross country skiing routes and an impressive snowboarding park. And its position, by the Swiss border, offers impeccable views. The best places to stay in LIvigno are well placed for the ski lifts and most enjoy the great views too.
Livigno's popularity is increased by its duty free status, this is a historic tax break going back as far as the 16th Century, because of the difficulty in getting either in, or out of Livigno in winter. Not such a problem now, and in fact the 250 odd duty free shops are an added draw.
As well as the snow-sports and the shopping, Livigno also has several charming churches, including thte Caravaggio church, with art attributed to Caravaggio.
Our pick of the best places to stay in Livigno is a chic chalet style property in the centre of town.
Contemporary chalet. The rooms are decorated with larch wood flooring, faux fur fabrics and exposed beam ceilings; modern and lovely bathrooms. Fantastic spa with sauna, infrared cabin and massages; charming Alpine style bar. Chic, romantic and cosy.