South Tyrol: escape the crowds and ski the Dolomites; The Week

Italy – The Dolomites

Enjoy the best of both Italy and Austria in this magical Alpine region

South Tyrol offers discerning skiers a perfect alternative to the frenetic, commercialised atmosphere of many of Italy’s other mountain resorts.

This northern province is framed by the jagged beauty of the Dolomites – a designated Unesco World Heritage site – and is home to the very best of the cultures of both Italy and neighbouring Austria. Indeed, many residents speak German as their first language, and the culture, history and cuisine of both countries are celebrated and enjoyed side by side.

As well as this fascinating mix of nationalities, South Tyrol is a great destination for winter sports ranging from skiing and sledging to snowshoe hiking and even outdoor swimming in steaming heated pools.

For full access to a variety of outdoor activities, not to mention some serious spa therapies, check out the Cyprianerhof Spa Resort.

Set at the base of the Rosengarten mountains, which have been described as the jewel in the Dolomite crown, this family-owned eco-hotel is a striking wood and glass structure that has a category A energy efficiency rating and guarantees guests a CO2 neutral, environmentally-friendly holiday.

Source: The Week Portfolio

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