HOTEL IMPERO 3 STELLE *** – Hotel near to major ski areas on the Italian and Swiss Alps
HIGH ALTITUDE EXPERIENCES TO BE ENJOYED
From the Impero Hotel at Gaggiolo di Cantello, in the province of Varese, you can see the faraway peaks of the stunning Lugano Pre-Alps, part of the Lombardy Pre-Alp range, embraced by Lago Maggiore to the west, Lago di Como to the east and the Pianura Padana to the south.
In these parts a mountain holiday in Lombardy starts from the spectacular Parco Regionale di Campo dei Fiori, in the province of Varese, rich in protected areas and footpaths that ramble through the forests: the most renowned of the Varese Pre-Alps, Monte Gradiccioli, is almost 2,000m high, and can also be visited from nearby Switzerland. Among the ski resorts near Varese is Passo Forcora; part of Veddasca it is equipped with ski lifts and baby-pistes and is ideal for whoever may wish to ski or snowboard in Lombardy.
The enchanting village of Brinzio, in the province of Varese, destination for lovers of Nordic ski-ing in Lombardy, also has a museum worth investigating, the Museo della Cultura Rurale Prealpina. Still in the Parco Regionale del Campo dei Fiori, Val di Rasa offers the opportunity to experience the thrills of the sledge and bob-sleigh, just two of the many winter activities in Lombardy.
In the second range of the Como Pre-Alps, higher than the Varese Pre-Alps, stands the Lanzio d’Entelvi ski resort in Lombardy. In an excellent location just a few kilometres from Lugano andCampione d’Italia, from here Monte Sighignola is easily reached. Known as “Il Balcone d’Italia” “Italy’s Balcony” from the panoramic terrace you can see the peaks of the Alps and Pre-Alps, the lakes and Switzerland.
The province of Lecco also offers many opportunities for skiing in Lombardy: not far from the cities stand the Piani di Bobbio Valtorta, that lead to the Piani d’Artavaggio (perfect for beginners) and to the Piani d’Erna (suitable for school excursions to Lombardy).
Pian delle Betulle, favourite destination for fans of paragliding, offers ski pistes for all abilities with modern ski lifts and cable cars. Just 30km from Lecco, Alpe Cainallo is the only ski resort in theParco delle Grigne and offers the most diverse range of winter sports in Lombardy including alpine and Nordic skiing, snowboarding and sledging. A mountain holiday in Lombardy to be experienced and enjoyed.
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