Italian Alps: Introduction
Things to see and do
The breathtakingly scenic destination of the Italian Alps comprises picturesque valleys and pine forests, all of which lie against a backdrop of beautiful jagged white-topped peaks. If you prefer to see more of the area than just the ski chalets nuzzled into mountain crevices, there are a number of train and bus routes at your disposal too.
Jumping aboard a cable car is probably the most celebrated way to journey from one area of the Alps to another. It’s here you’ll gain a Birdseye view of the picturesque surrounding scenery. Fine wines and exceptional cuisine are combined with a love for skiing in the Italian Alps which makes it a great holiday hotspot for the sporting food enthusiast.
Tobogganing is also popular here and when you tire of skiing, it’s a great activity to try your hand at. Evening après-ski action is in abundance, regardless of whether you choose to keep it simple with cheese and wine by the fireside or amp it up with an evening spent in one of our resorts many night clubs.
Many of the restaurants put on themed evenings which are suitable for the whole family, complete with dinner and dancing. For more adventurous travellers dog sledging is always a popular option.
Both the higher mountains and the valleys offer different climates in the summer and winter months. The mountains appear snow-covered towards the end of the year, yet despite this, the weather is mostly sunny with moderately warm daytime temperatures.
Evening temperatures are always quite cold, regardless of the season, so it’s always wise to pack a few layers of cosy clothing.