Mar 31

Summer In Madonna Di Campiglio

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If you are a fan of lakes and mountains holidays and are looking for a new area to explore then you should strongly consider the Italian resort of Madonna di Campiglio. The resort lacks the high profile status of many Swiss and Austrian destinations but has plenty to offer the visitor and is pleasantly free of crowds in the summer months. There is a huge variety of natural wonders and visitor attractions within easy reach and the region can be accessed from both Milan and Verona airports.

Location

Madonna is situated in the Val Rendena at an altitude of 1523 metres in the beautiful Dolomites. The valley is north of Lake Garda in the northwest of Italy and affords easy access to Lake Garda, Verona, the Trentino region and even Venice. To make the best of your trip a car is a major advantage.

The Mountains

The elegant small town of Madonna is an ideal base to explore the natural wonders of the Dolomites. There are many fine walking trails some of which are accessed from the Grosté cable car which operates year round from close to the centre of town. Hikes take you through wondrous valleys, spectacular waterfalls and past stunning mountain lakes. There are trails to suit everyone from full day hikes at altitude to easy rambles in the valley. You might also try mountain biking and for budding daredevils, paragliding is available.

Venice and Verona

It is hard to imagine visiting this region without sampling the delights of these historic cities. Verona is a little over two hour’s drive from Madonna but is well worth the journey. See the home of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and visit the Roman Amphitheatre before relaxing in the midst of the stunning architecture and watching the world go by. Venice is a three hour drive but if you have never seen Venice then it is a must. One of the most beautiful cities on earth, Venice is compact enough to explore most of its major attractions in one day. Don’t miss the Doge’s Palace, Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge and be sure to take a boat ride down the magnificent Grand Canal.

Lake Garda

If you feel like a break from mountain pursuits then Lake Garda is just a 40 minute drive away. The lake is bordered by numerous picturesque towns and villages including Riva del Garda, Malcesine, Limone and Sirmione. If you fancy some excitement the Gardaland theme park is located on the Southeast corner of the lake and offers a great combination of thrill rides and family attractions in an attractive setting. The Moveiland Studios are also close by together with the water parks Caneva and Rio Valley. Keen anglers should consider taking their fishing tackle as Lake Garda offers fine angling opportunities and is host to 30 species of fish including trout, salmon, carp, perch and pike.

A New Destination

You may not have heard of Madonna di Campiglio but you will not be disappointed if you base your holiday in this lovely town. The region boasts an embarrassment of riches from breath-taking mountains to picturesque lakeside villages, from historic cities to exciting theme parks. There is truly something for everyone to enjoy!

Sally Stacey is a keen blogger and travel enthusiast. Check her out on Google+ now!

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