The Ultimate Guide to Madonna di Campiglio
Discover everything you need to know about the beautiful Italian resort of Madonna di Campiglio in our Ultimate Guide.
Increasingly popular with families looking to escape to the Alps for a luxury ski holiday, discover everything you need to know about the beautiful Italian resort of Madonna di Campiglio in our Ultimate Guide.
About Madonna di Campiglio
Located in Northern Italy, Madonna di Campiglio is one of the most exclusive resorts in Trentino. A traditional alpine village which sits beneath the magnificent Brenta Dolomites, this famous resort is known as the Pearl of the Dolomites. At an altitude of 1520m, Madonna di Campiglio offers 150 km of diverse skiing with a spectacular backdrop of dramatic cliffs. A traditional resort, Madonna di Campiglio is 2.5 km long with the central area between the Pradalago and Cinque Laghi lift stations.
If you’re flying to Madonna di Campiglio, the closest airport is Verona with a transfer time of 2 hours 5 minutes followed by Milan (Bergamo) which is located 174 km from the resort.
Winter in Madonna di Campiglio
A large but traditional Alpine Village, Madonna di Campiglio has plenty to offer during the winter season for skiers and non-skiers alike. With 150 km of well-groomed slopes, beginner and intermediate skiers are best suited to this resort with a good selection of long blue runs and slopes stretching from Folgarida to the north and Pinzolo to the south for intermediates. Madonna di Campiglio also has some challenging slopes for advanced skiers with 22% of pistes rated as black. The best advanced slopes are on Monte Spinale with further challenges found towards Marilleva.
Non-skiers of the group can also revel in the alternative winter activities this resort has to offer. Campiglio is one of the few Italian resorts to have a proper lift-served toboggan run providing fun for all the family. Ride down through fields and woods until you reach the base station of the Spinale 2 chairlift or experience the other winter activities this stunning resort has to offer including dog sledding, paragliding and ice skating.
Where to Stay in Madonna di CampiglioLuxury Ski Chalets in Madonna di Campiglio
Located just outside Madonna di Campiglio, in the Adamello Brenta National Park, Chalet Fogajard is a traditional chalet with captivating views of the Dolomites. Perfectly situated for enjoying the countryside and the slopes of Madonna di Campiglio, Chalet Fogajard has a typically rustic interior featuring wood panelling and a fireplace in the dining room. Able to accommodate up to 12 guests, six bedrooms each have a private bathroom and are beautifully furnished. Several of the bedrooms also have a balcony providing breathtaking views of the Dolomites.
Following a day on the slopes, guests can also enjoy the chalet’s small spa which has a Finnish sauna and Turkish bath.
Where to Eat & Drink in Madonna di Campiglio
The compact and stylish car-free centre of Madonna di Campiglio is home to several Michelin-star restaurants and lively cafes and bars with something suited to everyone’s taste buds. Celebrating the aromas of the mountains, the Michelin starred restaurant Il Gallo Cedrone offers locally smoked hams and salamis, as well as cheeses from Trentino and freshwater fish from the nearby lake. Dolomieu, housed in the exclusive DV Chalet boutique hotel, also holds a Michelin star with creative cuisine prepared by talented chef Davide Rangoni.
Top Events in Madonna di Campiglio
Madonna di Campiglio and the surrounding villages play host to a variety of events throughout the year. The biggest ski event of the year, the 3Tre Audi Fis Ski World Cup Men’s Night Slalom takes place on the Canalone Miramonti in December. An event that has occurred since 1999, this exciting race is the perfect opportunity to watch excellent athletes in their element.
Another popular event taking place in the month of December is the Telemark & Food experience. This event sees three days dedicated to Telemark and local produce with alpine lunches and nighttime concerts.
For the petrol heads of the group, the Winter Marathon is an event not to be missed in January. An exciting competition for vintage cars, the Winter Marathon sees cars built before 1968 challenge in races and time trials along the snow-covered streets of Madonna di Campiglio and the dolomitic passes.
Summer in Madonna di Campiglio
A paradise for summer sports in the mountains, Madonna di Campiglio offers a plethora of activities during your summer stay in the Dolomites. From horse trekking to paragliding, this beautiful resort also has two golf courses, as well as more than 20km of cycle paths.
If you’re looking to explore the resort on foot, Madonna di Campiglio offers an incredible 450km of paths for hikes and gentle walks.