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Resort Profile: Bardonecchia

By adamrowden, Fri 20th Jul, 2012 at 09:27
Bardonecchia is a traditional border town in the sunny Susa Valley of Italy's Piedmont region. Near to the French border, on the Italian side of the Frejus Tunnel, Bardonecchia has grown from a typical mountain town into a cosmopolitan holiday resort where visitors can still wander along ancient cobbled streets and enjoy the weekly market that's been going on since medieval times.
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Resort Profile: Cortina d' Ampezzo

By adamrowden, Fri 20th Jul, 2012 at 09:28
Italy's most famous and stylish resort, often ranked alongside St Moritz (you can play polo on snow at both), Cortina d'Ampezzo is certainly one of the world's best known ski centres. The resort, beloved by James Bond Roger Moore and earlier Ernest Hemingway was host to the 1956 Winter Olympics.
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Resort Profile: Sauze d'Oulx

By adamrowden, Wed 12th Dec, 2012 at 11:16
Sauze d'Oulx, pronounced Sow-zee-doo was one of the most successful Italian ski resorts in the 1970s and '80s, expanding rapidly. Located on a high sunny 'balcony' in the Susa Valley, the resort is surrounded by larch forest above.
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Resort Profile: Sestriere

By adamrowden, Wed 12th Dec, 2012 at 12:11
One of the world's pioneering ski areas, and certainly Italy's, Sestriere was built by the Fiat car company in 1934. The mountain-top Possetto hotel first opened through the winter a decade earlier and more lifts and hotels opened before 1934. It was one of the earliest and still one of the highest purpose- built ski stations and was established in Valsusa, an area on the French border where downhill skiing was first taught in Italy by a Swiss engineer, Alfredo Kind.
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Resort Profile: Val Gardena

By adamrowden, Wed 12th Dec, 2012 at 12:55
In skiing terms Selva Gardena is the best known of the three villages in the Gardena Valley which now market themselves together as Val Gardena. Indeed Selva's official title is currently 'Selva Gardena' although in common with most villages in the formerly Austrian and strongly Germanic South Tyrol area of northern Italy, it also has a German name 'Wolkenstein', although this is rarely used (except in marketing to Germanic nations).
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