The skiing and snowboarding is of course the most important factor when choosing your ski holiday in Italy but you can’t go far wrong when fuelled by Italian pasta, pizza and coffee. Traditional resorts with cobbled streets spring into life in the evenings with lively bars, excellent restaurants and good value pizzerias. Traditional dishes include pasta (obviously), wide selections of antipasto, cured meats and ‘Canederli’ (dumplings with a variety of fillings).
There are many rustic mountain refugios and resort eateries in Italian ski resorts and the specialities vary by region. If you’re looking for recommendations, check out Marcos (Livigno) for the best fresh pasta, created daily by the chef Fiore, Utia Boconara (Dolomites) for spectacular views, food and service or Orso Bianco (Sauze d’Oulx), a waiter-served mountain restaurant offering great Piemonte specialities. Across in Sestrière head up the Motta to Raggio di Sole, a traditional wooden refuge with an amazing terrace and delicious homemade food.
P.S Don’t miss ‘Aperitivo time’…. lots of mouth watering snacks alongside your favourite post-ski tipple. We recommend the Aperol Spritz!