Madesimo Vacation Packages
Nestled amid the Lombardy Alps is the charming town of Madesimo, framed by soaring peaks, lakes and pine forests. Go skiing, horseback riding and hiking. Shop at boutiques and handicraft markets or relax in quaint coffeehouses. Madesimo’s mix of adventure and relaxation attracts vacationing families and excitement seekers.
Madesimo’s major highlight is the winter resort, Skiarea Valchiavenna. Lifts travel direct from the town to the mountain, where 37 miles (60 kilometers) of skiable terrain await. Ski and snowboard on runs suitable for all levels. Put your freestyling skills to the test on the boxes, jumps and rails at the MadePark snow park. Enjoy views of the spectacular natural surroundings from mountaintop cafés and restaurants.
Stroll around the town’s quiet streets to discover alpine-style buildings housing boutiques, bars, chocolatiers and hotels. Browse the stalls of street markets for handicrafts and artisanal food. Sit in a cozy café and feast on local sweets such as biscotti di Prosto, shortbread-like biscuits. Be sure to check out the town’s church, Parish of Saint Peter.
Immerse yourself in the stunning natural beauty of the Lombardy region on the range of walks leading from the town. Discover deep valleys, flower-filled meadows and thick woodland as you hike through the Valcava Alpine Garden. Mountain bikers can explore trails stretching between Madesimo and Valchiavenna. Pick up maps from the tourist office on Via Alle Scuole.
Play a round of 18 holes at Golf Club Madesimo and go fishing at Diga di Madesimo. Alternatively, ride on horseback to Lago Azzurro and Passo dello Spluga, on the Italy-Switzerland border. If you are looking for thrills, try ice driving on a 2.5-mile (4-kilometer) long track. Other high-energy sports include snowmobiling excursions in the Spluga Valley.
Get to Madesimo easily via rented car from Milan, about a 2-hour drive away. Otherwise, catch a train to Chiavenna, and then take one of the regular buses to town. Come and see why Madesimo is one of Italy’s best little havens for winter sports.
Accommodation in Madesimo
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