The Perfect Italian Ski Area?


Are you dreaming of the perfect Italian ski home? We may have found the ideal spot for you – that’s if you’re looking for somewhere family-friendly, cultured and with fantastic local food on offer…

The Dolomiti Superski in the Dolomites may be the world’s largest linked ski area, but it is also a picturesque spot in northern Italy that’s perfect for second homebuyers.

This year, it is also celebrating its 40th anniversary – perfect for avid skiers!

The Dolomiti Superski is home to around 1,200 kilometres of groomed slopes, including 12 different ski areas, all of which are accessible via one ski pass.

A famous area is Sella Ronda, a circular network of lifts and pistes set around the Gruppo del Sella – a magnificent limestone massif. Other well known resorts include Arabba, Corvara, Madonna di Campiglio, Cortina d’Ampezzo and Marmolada.

And the Dolomites are easily accessible – they are within a two hours’ drive of four airports.

Expat and author of the ItalyBuyingGuide.com, Angela Lyons, comments: “The Dolomites is the most famous ski area in Italy. The huge ski area – you can ski down into Austria for example – is of course a big attraction, but a great asset is the warm Italian culture, fantastic local restaurants serving hearty Italian food and the child friendliness – Italians adore children and that comes through wherever you are in the country; on a beach, city or ski resort.”1 

And the Dolomites are lovely in the summer too. If you like to cycle through the mountains, walk around a stunning setting or just relax in the natural landscape, your holiday home will be put to good use!

You can also get to the towns of Cortina and Belluno from the Dolomites, while Venice and the Austrian town of Lienz aren’t far either.

1 http://www.rightmove.co.uk/overseas-magazine/make-skiing-part-of-your-perfect-dolce-vita

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