A Ski Vacation In Italy - Are You Kidding Me?

By: sayush
One of the oldest alpine ski areas in Italy, Limone can be found when traveling north from the Mediterranean Sea. With a top lift elevation of 6,689 feet and a vertical drop of 3,033 feet, Limone Ski Resort has 46 ski trails with 27 lifts, consisting of 7 chair lifts and 20 surface lifts. Of the 46 slopes and extensive runs that are available to guests and skiers, 13% are for beginners, 69% are for intermediate level, and 18% are for the experts. The snow up here is known to be unpredictable towards the end of the winter season' end, due to the altitude and latitude mix. Available also is the Limone Ski School, which has over 100 qualified skiing instructors for individual or group lessons, which in the past had organized the downhill Women's World Cup, and the Italian Men and Soldier's Championship.

Very impressive and outstanding of a background, and more than qualified to teach, don't you think?

Limone's splendid geographical position, between the Piedmont, Cote d'Azur, and Ligurian Riviera, has helped it develope and become a holiday destination since the early 1800s, being one of the first Italian localities to promote winter sports. After a cold day on the slopes or sightseeing in Limone Piemone, why not stay at a 4 star hotel? This beautiful hotel consists of a traditional corner of hospitality in the centre of Cuneo, a 16h century noble palace - the Palace of Counts Lovera di Maria. At one time it hosted the King of France, Francis I, and Pope Pio Vii, upon their visit to Cuneo, a city which dates back to 1198 and was named "Villa Nova", which at one time was attached to the Savoia's Kingdom in 1382. On the hotel ground floor, the restaurant Delle Antiche Contrade (considered a 1 star Michelin) serves the finest cuisine in the area, with a wine cellar that has around 900 labels.

A beautiful historical village, Limone Piemonte or "Mountain of two Rivieras", looks and feels like the traditional old Italy with its narrow cobbled streets and gourmet food from over 50 restaurants. Romantic and gentle, the 12th century ancient church dominates the center of the town - the parish church of San Pietro in Vicoli, which is a late gothic Alpine style church that was built in 1363. With historical memories like these to savor and absorb, in addition to the excellent skiing available, how can a person choose any other place to vacation that offers a little something for everyone?

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