5 Destinations in The Italian Alps You Need To Visit This Summer
The great thing about Italy is the variety of breath-taking destinations it has, within small distances of each other. It is during the summer when the Italian Alp views are most remarkable! We can assure you that here at Miramonti, we are in the middle of all these fascinating destinations. Here are 5 destinations that you need to visit during your stay at our boutique hotel.
Starting with the closest: the town of Bormio. It is a great summer destination, with its variety of amenities. Not only is Bormio a well-known ski resort, but it is also a spa town that is the home to 3 thermal spas. These spas date back to Ancient Roman times. Bormio offers the best of both worlds, as well as providing a place to unwind, it also offers many activities for you to partake in. It’s a popular destination for road cyclists, mountain bikers and hikers (check out our Top Tips For Planning A Hiking Trip In The Italian Alps). You can also hit the ski-slopes whilst you’re here, if you can’t wait till winter. Not only is this place full of things to do, but it is a beautiful place to explore. The town has a strong history, with extravagant churches and museums that give you an insight into the old way of life.
Being one of the most popular destinations in Europe for a short getaway, Livigno is found in the heart of the Italian Alps. It is a place worth visiting no matter the time of year. During the summer, the sun melts away the frosty snow and out comes the crisp green grass. Making it the ideal spot for mountain bikers to explore. Not only is this a place for thrill-seekers but it is also great for people want to do some site-seeing. You can enjoy duty-free shopping in the city. The outdoor shopping gallery offers an impressive portfolio of brands, whilst also providing beautiful views as you can get a glimpse of the valleys and nature surrounding the city. No matter what your interests, Livigno is definitely going to impress you!
With a population of 1.3 million, Milan is the second largest city in Italy. The summer in Milan is certainly a sunny one, as temperatures reach to around 30°C. So be sure to pack some breezy garments for your visit to Albergo Miramonti, just incase you decide to take a trip into city. Being one of the worlds fashion capitals, this is another great shopping destination for those with a passion for fashion. With it’s impressive line-up of museums and galleries, you can throw yourself into the history and heritage of the city. Whilst spotting some amazing architecture too. It is definitely a destination for those of you wanting to see some pretty sights. Whilst there is less adrenaline-pumping activities for you adventurers, it would be a good chance for you to take a break from the activities and have a chilled day-out.
Named ‘The City of Flowers’, Merano sits in a beautiful valley surrounded by mountains. It is the perfect place to relax as it is known for it’s tranquil spa waters and treatments. Merano is another destination packed full with fascinating sights. There are castles, parks and many historical attractions for you to visit here. One of the magnificent gardens for you to wonder through is the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle. Surrounding the medieval castle, the botanical garden houses an array plants from all over the world. There are many more charming sights in this town for you to visit.
This is certainly a place for you adrenaline junkies, as Breuil-Cervinia is one of the world’s top ski resorts. Not only does it hold the best snow record in Italy but it also features Europe’s highest lifts, which is not for the faint-hearted! The slopes here provide an abundance of runs; everyone will find something for them. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced skier. There are also plenty for you to do off the slopes as well. It has a fairly lively après-ski scene and also offers a variety of shops and restaurants. If your looking for even more activities, you can grab your skates and jump on to the natural ice rink.