Luxury in Italy: Ski, culture and delicious food
Dolce vita! Italy in winter provides a wealth of choices. Downhill skiing, alpine skiing, snowboarding, trekking, and Nordic walking are just a few examples of what to do from the Italian Alps to the majestic Dolomites. The nine mountain ranges of the Dolomites, including the Santa Croce peak which is especially renowned for its blaze of colour at sunset, is a coveted UNESCO's World Heritage site. Ski resorts in the Italian Alps, on the southern ranges of Mont Blanc, are on par with their French, Swiss and Austrian neighbours: they provide sunny days and long runs on pristine white snow, languorous lunches, with a mouth-watering Italian flavour, both on and off the slopes. There are many ski resorts with luxury ski chalets where you can relax and enjoy the hospitality of the Italian people who embrace visitors, particularly children whom they adore. A winter holiday in Italy is bound to be a cosy affair while indulging in fresh tomato and basil on a thin crust pizza, with a variety of home grown olives and a glass of superb Italian wine in front of a glowing fire.
Nothern Italy is a firm favourite with snow lovers in the winter ski season. However, the sunny southern part of the country, with its infamous foot firmly and fabulously placed in the Mediterranean, is still always there. Winter and summer, thousands visit ancient churches, world renowned galleries and pricelessly valuable museums where so much sensational artworks are preserved. Art and architecture that influenced the world, historical ruins and superbly enchanting food awaits you when you book your next vacation in a private catered chalet in Italy. Romantic Rome is a must-visit destination on every distinguished tourist’s itinerary. Opera, symphony, and theatre seasons are part of Italian lifestyle, especially in Milan, and will warm your heart. See the 16th century creations of Andrea Palladio in Vicenza and colourful mosaics dating back centuries in Ravenna. Art lovers can see the works of Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael and Botticelli in Florence. The spectacular ruins of Pompeii are unique cultural and historical remnants of the past.