Ski season is already in full swing in Italy thanks to early abundant snowfalls and ski aficionados are happily back on the slopes. Going on a ski vacation using only public transportation is easier than ever in Italy, with many famous ski resorts well connected with regular and specially scheduled trains and buses. Ditch the car and, not only will...

Since 2003 the General Assembly of the United Nations has instituted the International Mountains Day, lest we forget that even these imposing, eternal wonders of nature, now more than ever, must be guarded and protected. Italy is home to some of the most important peaks in Europe, immense resources of biodiversity, beauty and culture. These complex...

Italy’s Val Gardena is a spectacular choice for a vacation in the snow. When it comes to skiing, hiking and exploring nature, it is unparalleled. Nestled in the UNESCO-protected Dolomite mountains, it’s one of the most famous places in Italy and Europe as a winter resort. This lovely alpine valley is the perfect place to get moving in the snow or r...

Sofia Goggia captured a World Cup super-G win on Sunday to go 3 for 3 in races at Lake Louise. The 29-year-old Italian finished in 1:18.28 seconds on a cold day to beat Swiss racer Lara Gut-Behrami by 0.11 seconds. Mirjam Puchner of Austria, starting 29th overall, finished in third place, while two-time Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin wound up in...

Sofia Goggia was in a class by herself in the season-opening women’s World Cup downhill Friday. The Italian’s winning time in Lake Louise, Alta., was almost a second and a half faster than runner-up Breezy Johnson of the United States.  In a sport where competitors are often separated by hundredths of a second, the reigning Olympic downhill champio...

Who never wanted to take a winter holiday trip to the inside of a chocolate box painting, or maybe a 007 snowy landscape backdrop? (Minus all the explosions and chase scenes on the ski slopes, of course.) In Cortina d’Ampezzo, a beautiful valley city with over a thousand years of history, home of the majestic Queen of the Dolomites Alps, you can! M...

It’s certainly no secret that a beautiful mountain region like the Dolomites would be a spectacular winter destination for ski enthusiasts, but did you know that there are many more activities besides traditional downhill skiing to keep you busy here! In fact, there is so much to do in the Dolomites in winter, you may need to come back again and ag...

Defending Alpine skiing downhill gold medalist Sofia Goggia was named as Italy’s flag bearer on Friday for the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics. Italian Olympic Committee president Giovanni Malagò also announced that snowboard cross gold medalist Michela Moioli will carry the country’s flag at the closing ceremony for the Feb. 4-20 Winter G...

Some of Italy’s biggest ski resorts opened for the new season on Wednesday, with Covid-19 green passes required when using ski lifts, social distancing measures in place at entrances and online booking required in some areas. While Italy’s government did not specify that the green pass would be required on slopes or to take ski lifts this winter, t...

Once the playground for the likes of Ernest Hemingway and Sophia Loren, Cortina has retained its glamour and is now attracting discerning skiers looking to combine breathtaking scenery and Olympic ski runs with luxury hotel stays and a delectable local food scene. One of the best things about skiing in Italy is undoubtedly the food. Whether it’s an...