Livigno – I Love Livigno https://www.ilovelivigno.com/liv Livigno ed il suo blog Wed, 20 Jul 2016 11:32:13 +0000 it-IT hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4 https://www.ilovelivigno.com/liv/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/2-54f06972v1_site_icon-32x32.png Livigno – I Love Livigno https://www.ilovelivigno.com/liv 32 32 Livigno from A to Z https://www.ilovelivigno.com/liv/2014/01/livigno-from-a-to-z-2/ Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:26:58 +0000 http://www.ilovelivigno.com/liv/?p=18394 I Love Livigno identified for each letter of the alphabet something important that distinguished them Livigno.
livigno dalla a alla z

– A:  Apreski:  In the cold winters the apreski has become a meeting point for the entertainment of tourists of all ages and of all Countries in the world.
livigno apreski


– B: 
Brisaola:  The dried beef is a product so dear and loved by tourists and local, we prefer the meat marinated with spices and dried in Livigno with the I (brisaola) of Alpi Carni.
livigno brisaola - Copia


Carosello 3000 :  The ski area that reaches 2,800 meters above sea level, with many miles of trails for all levels, 2 mountain huts, 2 restaurants at the start, 2 apreski and more… www.carosello3000.com.
livigno carosello 3000


Downhill:  To experience a day of pure adrenaline. For several years the slopes of mountainbike downhill at Mottolino and  many riders animate the summer in Livigno.
livigno downhill


F  Freeride:  Since last winter you can enjoy freeriding in the village for the all season, this thanks to the innovative local avalanche bulletin and the freeride project involving Livigno, guides, experts, heli-skiing.
livigno freeride


G  Gigi Galli:  “Hullu Gallo” is a rally driver from Livigno, who over the years has proved its worth in rallying world. Beloved by fans for his spectacular driving and sympathy, recently participated in the italian edition of the world rallycross.
livigno gigi galli


– H  Handy Sport Livigno:  The group of disabled people in the village who took part in various sports events in Italy and more. The group is followed by really good educators. They organize every year the “Winter Olympics for the Disabled”.
handy sport livigno


I  I Love Livigno:  The  blog-facebook-app project launched in September 2011 following everything that happens in the “Little Tibet” taking care to residents as well as the tourists.
livigno ilovelivigno - Copia


K  Kids – Kindergarten:  Livigno is the ideal place for holidays of children. The kids find in summer and in winter many activities for their fun and games: track boats, cars, trampoline, small farm, rides, tapisrouland, inflatables and much more…!
We recommend the Playground Lupigno:  www.scuolascilivigno.com.
livigno kids


– L  Latteria:  A visit to the Latteria in the lake area is a must. Here you can see the processing of milk with real tours, tasting cheeses, local products and enjoy an ice cream with a fantastic view. In the Latteria there is also the opportunity to visit the Alpine Diorama.
livigno latteria


M  Mottolino:  The slope of the Mottolino offers refuge in the mountains, skiing and snowboarding for all levels, kindergarten free of charge, a famous snowpark and more… www.mottolino.com.
mottolino livigno


– N   Nine Knights
:  One of the most important contest in the freestyle sky and mtb world. The knights, called to groped  the assault on the famous castles in the snow and wood of Livigno, are ready to show off their biggest tricks with spectacular jumps.
nine knights livigno


– O  Ostaria:  Ostaria is a district of the village, called the “zone of frogs” because at the time there was very swampy terrain and the presence of many frogs. The districts are 8: Livigno Center, Comunin-Pemont, Forcola Ostaria, Plan Sora, Saroch, Teola, Trepalle.
ostaria livigno


– P  Park: 
Livigno is famous for its snowparks and is home to the Freestyle , the Mottolino park is the oldest (since 1997) and theater of international events, training of top riders and international photo-video shooting, there is the LivignoPArk Carosello 3000 with an easy and fun park active by many years and there is a series of mini parks in the village.
park livigno


– Q  Quad
:  Ideal for those who want to spend a day of reckless driving.
quad livigno


– R  Roberto Nani: 
In recent years, after the excellent results of Giorgio Rocca we still have a top athlete, coming from Livigno,  in the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, this is Roberto Nani. He have take a really good resoult in his career.
Last year was ranked 8th in the world ranking of giant slalom.
livigno roberto nani - Copia


– S  Skieda – Sgambeda
:  Two top events, the week-gathering of telemarkers around the world, now in its 21st edition, and Sgambeda, the international cross country marathon, now in its Twenty-Third year, opens every year  the winter season.
skieda livigno


– T   Trepalle
:  Is a hamlet of Livigno. With its 2,069 meters above sea level is considered to be the highest inhabited place in Italy and the second highest in Europe.
trepalle livigno


– V   Val Federia
:  Val Federia, located parallel to the Livigno valley, is rich in flora and fauna. Inhabited and exploited by grazing the top, which is grown in the low only during the summer, it offers a wonderful and unique habitat.
Val Federia livigno


–  W   Wood’n’art
:  It ‘s a competition/exhibition that brings artists, techniques and works of art out of the indoors of their studies. The artists have at their disposal an enormous larch trunk, 2.00 meters high and 0.50 meters wide, and will compete for five days working it and turning it into a work of art.
woodnart livigno


– Z   Zona extradoganale
:  Livigno is a free zone and there is not VAT. For this reason the shopping is really convenient, particularly alcohol, tobacco, fragrance, sugar and fuel.
zona extradoganale livigno

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Duty Free Allowance https://www.ilovelivigno.com/liv/2014/01/duty-free-allowance-2/ Mon, 13 Jan 2014 14:07:34 +0000 http://www.ilovelivigno.com/liv/?p=18240 Importation of goods from the duty—free zone of Livigno to EU countries (excluding Switzerland).
for each traveller

TABACCO PRODUCTS:
ClGARETT’ES  200 pieces or (a 10-packet carton)
or
CIGARS  50 pieces
or
CIGAREtTES (maxim weight equal to 3 g. per piece)  100 pieces
or
SMOKING TOBACCO  250 grams

ALCOHOL AND ALCOHOLIC DRINKS:
ALCOHOL not denatured equal to or higher than 80° or ALCOHOLIC DRINKS equal to or higher than 22°  1 litre
or
ALCOHOL and ALCOHOLIC DRINKS lower than 22°  2 litres
and
STILL WINES 4 litres
and
BEER 16 litres

Travellers below 17 are excluded from the exemptions provided for:
– TABACCO PRODUCTS
– ALCOHOL AND ALCOHOLIC DRINKS

FUELS:
Duty-free allowance is limited to quantities contained in the normal tank of any means of transport, in addition to any fuel contained in an approved portable container with a maximum capacity of 10 litres for each car. NB. The container must be stored in the luggage compartment in a steady  position and must contain the same type of fuel used by the vehicle that transports it.

IN ADDITION TO THE ALLOWANCE INDICATED ABOVE, A “BY VALUE” ALLOWANCE IS ALSO PROVIDED FOR:
Purchases that come under the allowance must not be of a commercial nature; hence, they must be occasional and must concern goods intended for personal use or for the family of the traveller, or be intended as a gift, They must not in any way reflect, through their nature and quantity, any  commercial intent
PLEASE NOTE: THE ALLOWANCE BY VALUE IS PERSONAL AND NOT CUMULATIVE!!
> Travellers over 15 years old – 300,00 Euro
> Travellers under 15 years old – 150,00 Euro

IN ADDITION TO THE PURCHASES INDICATED ABOVE, THE FOLLOWING MAXIMUM QUANTITIES PER PERSON ARE RECOMMENDED FOR THE PRODUCTS LISTED BELOW:
SUGAR 1O kgs
CAFFEE  2 kgs
MEAT AND MEAT BASED PRODUCTS, MILK AND DAIRY 5 kgs
PERFUMES AND EAU DE TOILE’I’I’E  300/400 ml (3/4 bottles)

Cigarettes or tabacco exceeding your allowance may not be imported, not even by paying duty and excise on them.

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Importation of goods from the duty—free zone of Livigno to Switzerland.
for each traveller

TABACCO PRODUCTS:
ClGARETT’ES  200 pieces or (a 10-packet carton)
or
CUT TABACCO 250 grams

ALCOHOL AND ALCOHOLIC DRINKS:
ALCOHOL not denatured equal to or higher than 80° or ALCOHOLIC DRINKS equal to or higher than 18“ 1 litre
and
ALCOHOL and ALCOHOLIC DRINKS less than 18°  5 litres

Travellers below 17 are excluded from the exemptions provided for:
– TABACCO PRODUCTS
– ALCOHOL AND ALCOHOLIC DRINKS

FUELS:
Duty-free allowance is limited to quantities contained in the normal tank of any means of transport, in addition to the fuel contained in an approved
portable container with a maximum capacity of 25 litres for each car.
NB. The container must be stored in the luggage compartment in a steady position and must contain the same type of fuel used by the vehicle that
transports it.

IN ADDITION TO THE ALLOWANCE INDICATED ABOVE, A “BY VALUE” ALLOWANCE IS ALSO PROVIDED FOR:
Purchases that come under the allowance must not be of a commercial nature; hence, they must be occasional and must concern goods intended for personal use or for the family of the traveller, or be intended as a gift.
They must not in any way reflect, through their nature and quantity, any commercial intent.
PLEASE NOTE: THE ALLOWANCE BY VALUE IS PERSONAL AND NOT CUMULATIVE!
> For each traveller – 300.00 CHF

IN ADDITION TO THE PURCHASES INDICATED ABOVE, THE FOLLOWING MAXIMUM QUANTITIES PER PERSON ARE RECOMMENDED FOR THE PRODUCTS LISTED BELOW:
FRESH MEAT AND PREPARED MEAT  1 kgs
BUTTER  1 kg
OILS AND MARGARINE (no cheese or butter) 5l/5kgs
SUGAR, COFFEE, CHEESES AND PERFURMES up to 300 CHF  (but NOT. in commercial quantities)

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Livigno History https://www.ilovelivigno.com/liv/2012/11/history/ Fri, 09 Nov 2012 10:30:54 +0000 http://www.ilovelivigno.com/liv/?p=6404 Livigno was first mentioned in in some Medieval documents, where it was called “Vinea et Vineola” and identified as high mountain pastures under the control of Venosta Family in the 1100 AD. Around the end of 14th Century an independent parish was set up, which means that a village inhabited all year round existed. Since the beginning, Livigno’s history has been linked to the one of rest of Alta Valtellina. It was at first under the control of the Dukes of Milan , then, after a short period under France, the Grisons took control over it, and kept it for about 3 centuries, almost without interruptions.
In 1797 Livigno became part of the Cisalpina Republic, then of the Austro- Hungarian reign, and, finally, it was included in Italian reign in 1859.

Livigno has enjoyed custom benefits for Centuries. Already in the 16th Century this village, which was difficult to reach for many months during the year, had a special duty free status, while some benefits date back to the late Middle Ages.
These privileges were confirmed later on, first by the Austro- Hungarian Kingdom then by Italy and, most recently, by the EEC.

The first two ski lifts opened in 1959.
The greater tourist development occurred in 1965 when the “Munt la Schera” tunnel was inaugurated, opening the valley to new markets. In this way the village was linked to Northern Europe via the Engadine valley, as well as to South and North-East Italy via the Brennero motorway system. So began the growth in the tourism industry in Livigno.

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Livigno Key figures https://www.ilovelivigno.com/liv/2012/11/key-figures/ Fri, 09 Nov 2012 10:30:12 +0000 http://www.ilovelivigno.com/liv/?p=6401 Altitude: 1816- 3000 meters
Inhabitants: 6,050
Surface of the ski area: 75 sq km
Downhill ski slopes: 115 kms (72 miles)
Cross-country ski trails: 40 kms (25 miles)
Lift facilities: 31
Total lift capacity: 50.100 people an hour
Footpaths: more than 1,500 kms (935 miles) on the whole Alta Valtellina
Hotels: 110
Apartments: more than 1,200
Duty-free shops: more than 250, with all the best brands.

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Getting to Livigno https://www.ilovelivigno.com/liv/2012/11/getting-to-livigno/ Fri, 09 Nov 2012 10:28:51 +0000 http://www.ilovelivigno.com/liv/?p=6395

BY CAR
From the North
Tunnel Munt la Schera – Punt La Drossa. Open all year 24 hours a day. Open in alternating one-way. Tarifs:
People and vehicles, car up to 9 seats, Go ticket :15-17 euros
Further information: www.engadin-strom.ch

From the South
Forcola Pass, usually open 24 hours a day. Closed during winter time.

Updated information on road conditions and passes: http://www.livigno.eu/en/passes-tunnels

         

BY BUS and TRAIN
From the North
Train to Zernez – Bus to Livigno Centro
Information: http://www.sbb.ch/en/home.html

From the South
Train Milan-Tirano (www.trenitalia.com)
Bus Tirano Bormio and Bormio Livigno (www.busperego.com)

BY TAXI/SHUTTLE
– Winter shuttle from the main airports, Milan Bergamo, Milan Malpensa, Innsbruck,  to Livigno: www.mtbus.it
– Taxi: http://www.livigno.eu/en/services/public-transports/taxi

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Typical products https://www.ilovelivigno.com/liv/2012/11/typical-products/ Fri, 09 Nov 2012 10:28:08 +0000 http://www.ilovelivigno.com/liv/?p=6392 To bring  home or to taste in Livigno’s restaurants!

Cold Cuts
The choice of local cold cuts is wide, starting from classic salamini, to Valtellina ham or violino (goat ham).
Don’t miss:
Bresaola. Air dried meat marinated with spices.
Slinzega. Similar to bresaola, but in smaller spicier pieces

Dairy products
Wide selection of genuine flavours, produced always in Livigno valley. This secular tradition, is now brought forward in a modern dairies, such as Latteria di Livigno.
– Fresh milk. Packaged in a short time from milking. Raw milk dispenser, open 24 hours a day in via Plan 93.
Yoghurt. with great tastes, produced by Latteria di Livigno.
– Cheese. fresh or mature, the best way to bring home the alpine flavours. Try Bitto and Casera DOP.

Typical dishes
As for all mountain dishes, these too have a distinctive taste.
Our selection:
Pizzoccheri. Buckwheat tagliatelle, cooked with vegetables ( potatoes and Savoy cabbage) dressed with cheese and melted butter.
Sciatt. Small fritters made with buckwheat flour and with a hearth of melted cheese
Polenta. Mush made with cornmeal and buckwheat flour and with a lot of cheese.

THE BRISAOLA:

For over 30 years Alpi Carni produces the legandary BRISAOLA in a plant of more than 2600mq which pay attention to enviorment and sustainable, here Cantoni’s family carry on with a tradition extended in time and now strengthened, in his dealers in Livigno the “Meat Market” in Saroch zone,  the “Casa della Bresaola” and the “Cheese House” you can find all the local deliciousness, a wide meat, cheese and dairy products assortment for any type of occasion.

Among the novelties there is also the BRISAULI’ that is a smoked brisaola in pine-needles, bay leafs, juniper berries.

We remember that our products, as bresola, the slinzeghe and the Brisaulì are all gluten free, for all type of diet. The firm is included in the handbook for coeliac.

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Wine and Spirits https://www.ilovelivigno.com/liv/2012/11/wine-and-spirits/ Fri, 09 Nov 2012 10:27:26 +0000 http://www.ilovelivigno.com/liv/?p=6389 WINES
“ Very strong”: this is what Leonardo da Vinci  thought about Valtellina’s wines. These wines are made with grapes picked with great effort from the terraces which with hard work were built up on the mountains.
This tradition in wine producing is by now celebrated and appreciated world-wide. Valtellina Superiore red wines can be split in the following categories:
Sassella, with a dry and harmonic flavour, slightly tannic. Ideal match: game, red meat, cheese and Valtellina’s cold cuts.

Grumello, with a fine perfume of almond tone, rich in fragrance. Ideal match: savoury dishes (such as risotto, polenta, sciatt), meat stew and local cheese.

Inferno, with a dry and harmonic flavour, it softens during the ageing. Ideal match: roasted red meat, game and mature cheese.

Valgella. Dry flavour, harmonic and round, with floral sensations. Ideal for mature cheese, red meat and also with Valtellina’s typical dishes.

Maroggia. In the 15th century Benigno De’ Medici defined it “firmum et dulce” (firm and sweet),. Its flavour is full-bodied and smooth and it is the ideal with meats and mature cheese.

A special wine is Sforzato, made with wine grapes, which are left for 110 days to dry before being pressed. This wine ages for at least 24 months, so that it acquire intense perfumes and flavours.

DIGESTIVE SPIRITS
Ideal match with typical dishes.
Livia, also called erba iva or taneda. Bitters made with infuse of yarrow (achillea muscata).

Braulio. Alta Valtellina’s typical bitter liqueur, made with twelve herbs.

Genziana. Bitter spirit made with gentian, with digestive properties.

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