Discovering Madonna di Campiglio
Posted by - James Eliot on Fri 30th March 2012
My first trip to Madonna di Campiglio in the Italian Dolomites and what an impression, I had heard a lot of good things from Fraser (our Ski Solutions snow guru) who had been before, but wasn't expecting the scenery when we arrived. Nestled at the foot of the Brenta Dolomites is the town centre, with lifts shooting off in every direction to access the skiing area. Wherever you stay you are within a few minutes of the nearest lift and from there you don’t need to ski back down to access the next area – it’s all linked. This season also saw the new Pinzalo link open – a state of the art gondola linking the main Madonna area to Pinzola in a lift rivalling the Peak to Peak in Whistler (without the vertigo inducing heights!)
We stayed in the 4* Majestic Mountain Charme and were very well looked after, staying in modern, spacious & comfortable rooms, using their roof top spa and eating some fabulous food. Amongst a few delicious meals we had two of my favourites - the tomato and pesto risotto and the delicious pork and porcini ragout pasta dish! On the mountain you have got some fantastic mountain refuges for lunch as well, as the superb Chalet Fiat at the top of Spinale gondola where we ate.
We had a look around all of the hotels that we offer as well as a few others, so keep an eye out on our website for new properties over the summer. All hoteliers are incredibly welcoming and are very proud of their hotels, and rightly so as they are generally above average and very good value in comparison to some of the big name resorts. Spas are a big thing and even a lot of the 3* properties have a pool, sauna and steam room, so you can rest your tired bodies after a hard days skiing.
Ferrari has a big history in Madonna and you’ll see signs of that everywhere. Every January the Ferrari F1 team and the Ducati Moto GP team have a week of fun and frolics in Madonna with ski races and driving cars on frozen lakes just to name a few. I think that has got to be worth a trip, a bit like going to see the Hahnenkamm in Kitzbühel.
My abiding memory of Madonna is the helpfulness and friendliness of all the hoteliers, the food and above all the scenery which is stunning!
We offer a number of different properties to suit all needs so do get in touch as you’ll be pleasantly surprised!