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Livigno in Italy is tucked away on the Swiss border with its own micro-climate and tax-free status. It's a charming, traditional alpine village with a friendly, cosmopolitan vibe that's still a bit of a secret, so plan your visit before the secret gets out.
Intermediate skiers will love the great number of blue and red runs scattered all across both sides of the valley. Beginners will be just as happy thanks to the excellent English speaking ski schools.
On top of that, the pedestrian centre consists of three kilometres of bars, restaurants and duty-free shops for when you're not carving up the slopes.
Try Marcos and Daphne’s pub for a pint of Guinness, or dance the night away in one of the resort's nightclubs. And of course there’s that duty-free shopping - you'll definitely want to leave some space in your suitcase on the way out.