Livigno is an Italian resort with a fantastic European
following. However of late Livigno has become as popular
with skiers from Toronto as it is with those from London.
As a duty free location Livigno offers a favorable price
structure if you are buying electronic good, perfumes,
liquor or the like. Hence it attracts mostly a young,
budget conscious group of skiers and holidaymakers.
For skiers Livigno has excellent possibilities.
Blessed with a more than adequate selection of skiable
terrain, and if you forgive the almost total absence of
what one might call real luxury five star hotels, Livigno
has everything else one needs. There is an
excellent choice of dining possibilities in some of the
best and most reasonably priced restaurants in skidom. In
fact the whole area offers a fun, laid back atmosphere.
Livigno makes no claims to sophistication or airs about
being a jet set destination. It is simply a good value,
good fun, "lets do it" type of ski resort.
The duty free aspect is possibly the driving force in
Livigno's character makeup. The reason it attracts the
type of clientele it attracts. Good value in drinks, food,
accommodation and skiing can lead to some pretty serious
fun? What’s not to like?
The facade of the village is changing rapidly, and where
once we described it as long and narrow, now it seems to
be growing in a more orderly manner. There are basically
two main streets running through the valley, with shopping
and skiing on both sides. Spread out along the two main
streets are hotels, restaurants, shops (duty free) ski
schools and more.