While often overlooked, the Italian Alps is one of the wildest and beautiful places for exploration. The vast mountain range stretches to many different countries, including Switzerland, France, Austria, and Germany, leaving some of the prettiest foothills in Italy. It has dozens of beautiful places to see and discover from the snowy hilltop villages to the reflective glass lakes. Here are must-see places in the Italian Alps. (Image Credit: Ales Krivec/Pixabay)
Gotthard Base Tunnel
It’s a 57-kilometer railway tunnel that runs from Eastfield to Bodio through the Alps in Switzerland, usable by high speed and heavy freight trains. It’s the most in-depth and longest tunnel in Italy, as well as the first flat, low-level route through the Alps. This allows a faster connection between southern and northern Europe.
It is the largest natural lake in the heart of the Dolomites. With 4,908 feet altitude, you can hike around the lake or rent a rowboat and ride on its deep blue, green water.
Mount Lussari Village
A quaint village located in the Julian Alps at a height of 1,789 meters. It’s the point in which Slovenia, Austria, and Italy meet. The town has caves and scattered snow-topped cottages which are surrounded by sharp mountain peaks. This picturesque town isn’t to miss!
It is a snowy paradise during the winter and has a spectacular view of rushing waters from the glacial melt. It is a walker’s paradise with a hidden gem of flower-filled meadows and woodland valleys in the summer. The Lago Blu is a fabulous destination to explore on two feet.
It has several riverside villages. Both sides of the town are relatively steep, making it best for mountain biking, skiing, and hiking. People also do snow hoeing. It’s surrounded by areas worth exploring like waterfalls, medieval castles, and forests.
It’s the place where the magical image of Santa Maddalena was washed up by river Fopal. It is the starting point for a variety of hikes in all seasons. In winter, Santa Maddalena offers a ski lift in the center of the village.
Mont Blanc & Courmayeur
It is the second-highest peak in the Alps. It is 4,748 meters high above sea level and has an impressive appearance that makes it an attraction for mountaineering or glamourous skiing.
Madonna di Campiglio
Madonna is a ski area. It has 57 lifts and 150 kilometers of ski runs. Have 12 acres of Snow Park and 40 kilometers for Nordic skiing. It is the main access route to the Brenta Dolomites. Explore the beautiful towns around full of cute mountain delights!
Whatever the destination, a summer holiday in the Italian Alps will be fun and full of sports activities. Enjoy fantastic hiking, walking trails, and nature as you do cycling all around. Other activities include lakeside water sports, rock and mountain climbing, horseback riding, and golfing. You can easily access the Italian Alps from Padua, Milan, and Turin by bus or train. During the trip, get an outdoor GPS tracker such as GoFindMe to make sure that it’s a safe trip.