Livigno is a village in the upper Valtellina valley located at around 1,800 m above sea level, at the foot of the Livigno range , in the province of Sondrio, in the region of Lombardy, Italy.
Winter sports play a crucial role in tourism in Livigno, although attempts are made to attract tourists in summer through attractive mountain biking and hiking opportunities.
The center of Livigno is a pedestrian zone, but cars can use it to get to and from the hotels located there, Winter tourist facilities are numerous. Livigno benefits from optimal snow conditions thanks to its altitude. The ski lifts are divided into two distinct areas, the Mottolino and the Carosello 3000, each placed on a different side of the valley, with plans to unify and connect the two.
This place is actually also called Little Tibet, due to its geomorphological characteristics, which are partly similar to those of the Himalayas: Livigno is actually a plateau surrounded by mountains in the heart of the Rhaetian Alps. The name Little Tibet was given by the author of legends and tales Alfredo Martinelli in 1967 in his publication Livigno piccolo Tibet.
Access : Coordinates: 46.533333, 10.133333 /
Highlights & Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in The Livigno :
- The city is connected to Italy by one road through the Foscano Pass, and to neighboring Switzerland by two roads – through the Forcola Pass and the Mount La Chert Tunnel.
- 2026 Winter Olympics : Livigno will host the snowboarding and freestyle skiing events of the 2026 Winter Olympics, at Mottolino and Carosello 3000.
- Ski : Recognized as a ski destination, Livigno hosts numerous clubs dedicated to freestyle skiing, of which Simone Mottini is the representative. Today, the length of the trails is more than 115 km, most of them are of medium difficulty level. There are two zones: Carozello with green and blue pistes and Mottolino with red and black pistes. Livigno is more focused on snowboarders: there are wide areas for skiing, freeride tracks, specially equipped slopes for boardercross and a half-pipe.
- The place is a customs exclusion area of the European Union.
- Every year, in July, the city hosts the Stralivigno, a 21 km running race.
- The MUS! Museo di Livigno e Trepalle, open since December 22, 2015, displays ethnographic material that tells the rural roots of Livigno and Trepalle and the dynamics that led to the present. The building dates from the end of the 18th century.
Go next : Trepalle, located in the commune of Livigno, is considered the second highest inhabited village in the Alps (2,250 m) / The nearest large settlement is Bormio (35 km).