Ideally located, just 50 minutes drive from Bergamo airport, the stunning Alpine resort of Montecampione remains one of Italy's hidden gems. Excellent skiing and beautiful scenery make this the perfect winter holiday.
Accommodation at Montecampione is practical and well situated. This intimate 1 bedroom apartment can sleep up to 6 guests. The double bedroom is complimented by a double sofa bed in the spacious, open plan lounge area and bunk beds are also available. The kitchen/dining area is arranged with ease of use in mind and makes self catering much less of a chore. Shops and supermarkets are just a short stroll from the apartment. But since you are on holiday, you might prefer to eat out in one of the many restaurants on the site or even choose the half board option for a small extra cost.
With 20 runs to choose from, Montecampione offers challenges to all levels skiers as well as offering a nice progression of difficulty for the novice skier. Ski/board hire and a ski school are situated in the accommodation block which you can ski in and out of. The main lift is right outside your door and is your gateway to 3 stations spread across the mountain at 1200 metres, 1800 metres and 2000 metres. Nearly all runs are covered with an artificial snow system to guarantee your enjoyment whatever the weather. A number of excursions are available from friendly, English speaking guides. They offer visitors new ways of experiencing the mountains and the moonlight snow shoe excursion comes highly recommended.
Montecampione is a self-contained resort which will meet all of your skiing needs. It is also home to snowmobiles, an excellent pool/sauna complex, a cinema and nightclub, as well as several bars. If you want to venture off the resort and explore this wonderful part of Lombardy, you will be richly rewarded. The surrounding areas of Lake Iseo and Valle Camonica have a lot to offer visitors and can be easily explored by car or rail.
This apartment is perfect for small groups of friends who want to enjoy the delight of Alpine skiing at its finest.
PLEASE NOTE: We have many apartments in the complex with this and other layouts so please contact us for details and availability.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 1 bedrooms|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 shower room|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergamo Orio al Serio 63 km, Nearest railway: Boario Terme 18 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Sauna, Internet access|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Sofa Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Lombardy is one of the northernmost regions of Italy and shares a border with Switzerland. Italy's second city, Milan, dominates the economy and culture of the region and is only 100km away from Montecampione. The two closest cities to the resort are Brescia and Bergamo. They are energetic, progressive, prosperous cities that accurately reflect the robust economy of the north of Italy. Despite their modernity, both cities have managed to retain and glorify their vast cultural heritage and offer visitors remarkable opportunities to experience the often troubled history of the area. Brescia is home to one of the largest collections of Roman and medieval buildings, monuments and artefacts, including a UNESCO world heritage site. The city also boasts excellent Piazzas, cathedrals, churches and museums.
Bergamo is famed for its Venetian walls which divides the city into two centres. The walls themselves date back to the 17th century and ring the upper part of the city which is known as the CittÃ Alta. It is basically an open air museum with a remarkable array of palazzos, piazzas, monuments and a citadel. Museums here proudly display some excellent examples of the Italian old masters including Titian, Mantenge, Botticelli and Raphael.
The overall quality of food and wine in the Lombardy region is very high. Fine dining fanatics will rejoice at the news that there are more Michelin starred restaurants than any other region in Italy. Bergamo and Brescia have several one star restaurants to try, but for the ultimate restaurant experience you should try one of the six 3 star restaurants in the region. Da Vittorio is in Brusaporto, only 8km east of Bergamo. The high quality of the local food is consistent even in cafes and trattorias. Pasta is of course a staple here, but rice (risotto) and polenta are also used extensively. Lombardy produce that is exported globally include Taleggio and Gorganzola cheeses, Panettone and Bresola.
The wine growing region of Franciacorta is one of Italy's most famous and is northwest of Brescia, in the direction of Lake Iseo. The fantastic vineyards produce lots of quality (DOC) wine and superb (DOCG) sparkling wine using the 'champagne method'. Tours and tastings can be arranged and offer visitors an opportunity to enjoy outstanding wines in remarkable surroundings. The natural beauty of the vineyards provide a splendid backdrop to some fine Renaissance architecture including villas and castles. While in the area you can also visit the Outlet Village near Rodengo Saiano where heavily discounted fashion items (especially Milanese) are sold in 160 boutiques. Or maybe try the Franciacorta Golf Club which is heavily favored amongst Italian pros and is the closest 18 hole course to Montecampione.
Lake Iseo is one of the quieter, more secluded Italian lakes and is much smaller than its neighbours Garda and Como. Despite its lack of size, Iseo has been a popular destination for Italians for many years and there is lots to enjoy in and around the lake. In recent times the lake has become something of a Mecca for extreme sports enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies which belies Iseo's reputation for quiet seclusion and old world charm. Sailing, paragliding, canoeing, wind surfing and kite surfing are available on the lake and the surrounding environs are perfect for mountain biking, trekking and hiking.
There are three of 'Italy's most beautiful villages' in the lake area; Monte Isola, Bienno and Lovere. Each has its own charm and all are worth a visit. One of the easiest ways to navigate the lake is to use the network of ferries which regularly dock at the towns on the shore. Monte Isola is a prominent stop on most routes and is one of Europe's largest inland islands. The chapel on the top of the island offers unrivaled views across the lake from a vantage point 1000 feet above its surface.
Lovere is one of the many towns and villages in the area that have benefited from some attentive repair and preservation which has restored many of its artworks and churches. These are now open to the public but are not always obvious, so it really does pay to explore. On the way you will also find a nice selection of bars, cafes and restaurants, often on the waterside, that are great places to relax and enjoy some of the local cuisine. A trip to Lake Iseo would not be complete without trying Tinca al Forno (baked lake tench) usually freshly caught and served with polenta. Clusane is the village famed for its preparation of this dish and they have a yearly festival there celebrating it. Don't forget to see some of the other villages around the lake, including Sarnico, Pisogne and Morone which is famous for its stone 'pyramids'.
The Valle Camonica is globally famed for its unrivaled assembly prehistoric engravings, paintings and drawings. With over 300,000 distinct artworks in the valley, some dating back to 8000bc, it is understandable that the whole area has been designated as a UNESCO world heritage site. The Parco Nazionale delle Incisioni Rupestridi Naquane near Capo di Ponte is a great starting point for anybody wishing to examine these amazing glimpses into mankind's past.
But its not all history and archaeology in the valley. You can enjoy bowling, horse riding, ice climbing, trekking and go karting in the local area.