If you are a lover of the mountains and you are planning to visit Italy in the next few weeks, this is the article you were looking for! We have collected for you the best five mountain resorts in central Italy.
With the approach of winter, the season of mountain excursions is resuming and, some of the most popular destinations for skiers, but also for hikers or simple lovers of high altitude walks, are the breathtaking landscapes offered by the Apennines. In this article you can find some good tips to make your holiday truly unforgettable.
Skiing between Abruzzo, Emilia Romagna and Tuscany: Roccaraso, Cimone and Abetone
Cross-country skiing, snowboarding, trekking, mountaineering, these are just some of the disciplines that you can practice in complete safety in our beautiful regions. With its 150 km of downhill slopes Roccaraso (Abruzzo) is one of the flagships of Abruzzo for alpine sports. But if your passion is cross-country skiing a few steps from the lifts of Roccaraso, there is the Plan of Aremogna. Overlooked by the crest of the Monte dei Tre Confini and, to the east, the Serra Tecchete, Monte Maiuri and Monte Arazecca, the Piano dell'Aremogna offers three rings for cross-country skiing.
In Emilia Romagna, on the other hand, the black piste Direttissima Paletta of the Cimone ski area is one of the most sought-after in the central Apennines. From Pian Cavallaio to Passo Lupo, the track alternates slopes and curves to test the most experienced skiers. In addition to the black Catinaccio downhill, the Cimone area winds for 50 km between the peaks of Mount Cimone and Mount Cimoncino, respectively 2,165 and 2,000 meters high, making these facilities one of the favorite destinations for snowboarders for the high number of off-piste trails.
But Tuscany is certainly not any less. In Abetone, in fact, in addition to the breathtaking scenery, there are trails suitable for every level of difficulty. The four valleys of Val di Luce, Valle dello Scoltenna, Valle del Sestaione and Val di Lima are well connected and offer 45 km of slopes for alpine skiing. Those who are looking for alternatives to downhill skiing will find numerous cross-country ski runs.
Between Lazio and Molise: Ovindoli and the wonders of the Matese
Reachable with 1 hour and a half by car from Rome, the slopes of Ovindoli offer a perfect destination for lovers of alpine skiing. The snows of Monte Magnola await skiers with well-equipped lifts and beautiful landscapes. Another element not to be underestimated is the presence of real schools to guide those who approach skiing for the first time. The slopes, served by modern facilities, with an excellent exposure, wind between 1400 and 2200 meters for a total development of 22 km.
Finally, we recommend the wonderful complex of Campitello Matese (Molise), equipped with modern lifts and ski slopes for all sports specialties. Beautiful views, wide downhill runs suitable for champions as well as beginners.