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The Marco Galli Apartments are ideal for groups wanting to hit the nightlife of Livigno but still have a restful night. They're in the San Rocco area of the resort and just a couple of minute's walk from the popular Marco's Bar. A couple of minutes more and you'll be at the Carosello gondola.
Each apartment is attractive and simply furnished with everything you need to create your own Italian flavours in the kitchen. They suit groups because of the range of apartment sizes; choose from studios for two or one bedroom apartments for four.
Nearest lift: 50m to Lift 17 San Rocco, 50m to Lift 18 Doss and 450m to Carosello gondola
Tuition meeting point: 50m at Lift 18 Doss
Resort centre: You're in the centre (San Rocco)
Livigno is a charming, traditional alpine village with a friendly and cosmopolitan vibe right on the Swiss border. It's a vibrant place that's still a bit of a secret to many. It's a resort that has something to please everyone, so you'd better plan your visit before the secret gets out!
The resort itself sits on the valley floor with the ski runs on either side of the town. Even though the 115km runs doesn;t sound like much, there's tons to do here. It's more like North America in that you can pretty much ski or snowboard anywhere.
Beginners will be kept happy thanks to the excellent English speaking ski schools while intermediates will relish the large number of blue and red runs. 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.
The lively après-ski scene suits many tastes. You'll find traditional Italian restaurants serving inexpensive local cuisine, fantastic pizzerias and rockin' bars and pubs for something a bit more exciting. Try Marcos and Daphne's pub for a pint of Guinness, or dance the night away in the resort nightclubs. And of course there's the duty-free shopping - you'll definitely want to leave room in your suitcase on the way out!
Area size: 115km
Resort altitude: 1815m
Skiing altitude: 1815m to 2800m
Number of runs: 75
Range of runs: 26% green/blue, 57% red and 17% black
Lifts: 11 drags, 14 chairs and 6 gondolas
Night skiing: Yes
Cross country trails: 40km
Snowmaking: 80% of runs covered
With your own kitchenette and a supermarket selling delicious Italian food nearby, you'll be able to create your own meals, just how you want them.
Alternatively, upgrade to enjoy bed and breakfast, evening meals or both with the half board option. Your meals will be taken at the Hotel Galli which is around a three minute walk away.
Each apartment is spacious and has its own kitchenette with four-ring hob, fridge, TV, kettle and a bathroom with bath or shower and wc. Your bed linen and towels are provided so no need to bring your own.
Choose from studios for two, one bedroom apartments for up to four or larger two bedroom apartments which can sleep up to six comfortably.
Official rating: ***
Spacious and well-maintained
Great for families & groups
Bed linen & towels included
Kitchenette complete with cutlery and crockery
Departure airports: Gatwick or Manchester
Departure day: Saturday
Arrival airport: Innsbruck (in Austria)
Flight duration: 2 hours to 2 hours 15 minutes
Transfer time: approx. 2 hours 30 minutes