The town of Livigno
Wide and long valley opens to the sight of visitors that come to Livigno. The village, situated at 1,800 m above sea level, lies in the area between the Pass and Lake Forcola Livigno, a distance between them about 11 km, and enjoys the advantages of an extremely favorable geographic location, exposure to south / west and north / east makes Livigno is sunny throughout the year from dawn until dusk. The architectural harmony of the houses, typical of mountain, carefully reconstructed blends with the beauty of the Alps. A beautiful pedestrian street lined with shops, hotels, restaurants, tearooms runs through the center of the country, thus giving an opportunity to combine shopping with a healthy walk from the bustle of city traffic.
The mountains of Livigno
If you look at the map you will notice that, geographically speaking, Livigno is not within the Italian borders, it is located within the north of the Alps, in a "buffer" between Switzerland and Italy, and earned him just this particular location since '600 , time when the owners of the Valtellina were the Grisons, the autonomy on economic and legal. Today it is not so, but Livigno enjoys duty free benefits by EEC 1960. Within the Danube river basin, the waters in the Hymn of Livigno you enter, which in turn is a tributary of the Danube.
The valley of Livigno is flanked by high mountains whose slopes, full of fabulous hiking trails, descend gently, covered by dense alpine vegetation. The gap between the country and tops (1800-3000) highlights the different types of landscapes of high mountains. Among the impressive peaks, all worthy of note, we report the Monte Foscagno, whose past links with Valdidentro Livigno and Bormio, Pizzo Paradisino at 3302m altitude, and its namesake glacier, Mount Snow, it's on the ski area of the eastern slope, Mount Campaccio, the area of Summit Blesaccia, it's on the west side of the ski area, Mount Cassana, Val Federia subject of study for a proposed rail tunnel linking the Engadine Livigno , Cima Fopel, overlooking the long lake of Livigno, which is the end of the tunnel Drossa or Munt La Scher, who leads in Switzerland.
Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio
Within the town of Livigno a large area is part of the Stelvio National Park and includes the Val Alpisella, part of Val Pila, the Valle del Gallo, Monte Cassa del Ferro, Val Viera and peaks Fopel, brief ( 3048m) and Cassana (3070m). The Stelvio National Park covers an area 135,000 hectares in the heart of the central Alps and includes the Ortler-Cevedale. Inside the park you can admire an endless variety of flora and fauna, as well as glaciers, alpine meadows, large expanses of woodland, cultivated areas, farms, villages and countries. Established in 1935 and subsequently enlarged, extends between the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano and the Region of Lombardy and along with the Parc Naziunal Engadine in Switzerland is an extremely valuable asset within the Central Alps. The purpose of the park are nature conservation, landscape protection, information and environmental education, scientific research and use tourist office.
The baths of Bormio
Relaxation, health and wellness are within reach thanks to the nearby hot springs of Bormio, about 40 min. from Livigno. Nine thermal springs and two different centers that use them for aesthetic purposes and healing. In the center of the plant in Bormio Spa with Olympic pool and curative treatments for various diseases: disorders of the respiratory, digestive, locomotor, skin etc.. 3 km from Bormio, near Bagni Vecchi, the eponymous building, partly dating from the tenth century, was recently restored and renovated and offers a beautiful wellness spa with courses that include a panoramic outdoor swimming pool, indoor pool, saunas and steam baths in natural caves carved into the mountain.