To have fun in the mountains
In Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo and Val Rendena, clothing shops range from classical fashion, haute couture and young fashion to clothes which satisfy any sportsmen’s needs. Handicraft is a very important activity: there are objects carved on wood or engraved on iron and copper, precious pottery, exclusive items created by skilled decorators, artists and creative professionals.
Cuisine is the icing on the cake with its numerous delicacy corners, which offer salt titbits, such as salami – garlic sausages are particularly tasty -, speck (raw smoked ham) and local cheese, such as spressa (tasty cheese), which you can alternate with sweet dainties: carrot cakes, ricotta (kind of cottage cheese) cakes and fregoloti shortcrust pastry, chocolate specialties, strudel and wild berry tarts.
After a full day of intense physical activity, you can enjoy a special evening meal in a mountain hut, that can be reached by snowmobiles, or in one of the restaurants of Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo and Val Rendena, where you can taste local specialties, such as polenta (corn pudding) with mushrooms, spezzatino (stew), goulash, game, and other less known flavors, proposed by some operators, who have read recipes in an old cooking book scrupulously kept by a wise old lady.
And if you want to consume dinner calories quickly, you can take part in a torchlight ski down the mountain. Alternatively, you can enjoy yourself until late at night, or rather till next morning, in the numerous and friendly rustic restaurants, bars, restaurants and discotheques in Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo and Val Rendena.
Do you want an option?
Just pick and choose. At aperitif time you can stroll among the several bars and cafes that Madonna di Campiglio offers to you, in a charming atmosphere of wooden chalets and boutiques, which are even envied by the more famous shops of Via Condotti in Rome and Via Montenapoleone in Milan. Here, between a piece of carrot cake and a glass of Trentino sparkling wine, it is not very difficult to meet the world’s most important people, as well as VIPs from the world of sport and show business, culture and art.
You can happen to meet a Formula 1 pilot, arrived at Madonna di Campiglio in his Ferrari for Wroom…let’s go racing! And after you have dined on local food specialties and toasted by candlelight, the night comes. A slalom in a discotheque of Madonna di Campiglio is almost compulsory when you are in Madonna di Campiglio. But it has not to be always rock!
The atmosphere of the village of Madonna di Campiglio mirrors the nature around it. colors reign everywhere, in small squares, behind shop windows, in public places. Wood is accompanied by soft tones, light games and signs decorated on walls. At the same time, round small marble tables recreate the contrast existing between the rocks and the woods full of gnomes.
In shops, handicraft alternates with sophisticated and comfortable sportswear, as well as with the latest stylists’ collections, which invite you to reinvent your style. Sports equipment of all sorts, loden coats and jackets, fabric, items painted on vitrified wood, papier-mache’ sculptures, manufactured products created by skilled American Indian craftsmen, silver items, titbits, just to name a few things you can find displayed in shop windows.
Fitness and Wellness
Madonna di Campiglio began as Kurort (spa), thanks to particular water springs. In Val Rendena and in Caderzone, a health spa is, in fact, going to be established. This is in accordance with a current and widespread pattern of interest on the part of the local tourist industry that is making tailor-made offers in order to meet guests’ needs. In the villages and in the hotels of Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo and Val Rendena, it is possible to take advantage of a wide variety of fitness and wellness services, such as gyms, pools where you can swim against a smooth, adjustable current, Turkish baths, saunas, essence showers, Kneipp kur, massage therapy and hydrotherapy, facial and body treatments, aromatherapy and mud treatments, whose benefits can still be enjoyed even once you are back home
Leisure and recreation
Dinners and dances non-stop. First a quiet, fantastic evening meal complete with desserts from the dessert trolley. A romantic dinner for two in the legendary Hofer salon, decorated with liberty frescoes. Alternatively, you can enjoy local dishes in the fantastic scenery of an Alpine summer pasture: polenta (corn pudding) with melted butter and cheese, rabbit and roe deer, all accompanied by the notes of a local band.
Once the dinner is over, you can enjoy the “Music Hall” or a cabaret show, listen to live piano music, sing karaoke or go to a discotheque. If you want to make a night of it, just choose a concert or a theme party, listen to the music broadcast non-stop by a professional disk-jockey and dance till dawn, then dip the first hot pastry of the day in a creamy cappuccino made just for you.
Where to stay in Madonna di Campiglio
There are high quality hotels, apartments, B&Bs and condo hotels available, check them out and make a reservation here.