Pozza di Fassa, Trentino Alto Adige (Italy)
The ski resort of Pozza di Fassa is located in the center of the Val di Fassa at an altitude of 1320 m. The valley extends among the Dolomites to the northeastern outskirts of the province of Trentino. Pozza di Fassa, along with other resorts in the valley, is part of the vast Dolomiti Superski ski region, which unites 12 ski resorts in the Dolomites with 1200 km of ski slopes laid at altitudes from 1500 to 3269 m, and 450 lifts. Dolomiti Superski covers the resorts of the provinces of Trentino and Alto Adige and the Veneto region. This is the largest ski area in the world.
According to Graduate Definitions, Pozza di Fassa is known for its pistes illuminated in the evening. The resort is located ski stadium “Alok” – a great place for professionals. The local “black” track of the same name with a length of 1000 m is used for international competitions in slalom, carving and snowboarding and for training Italian national teams. The track has a lighting system, which allows skiing here in the evening. The stadium is open three days a week (Wednesday, Friday and Saturday) from 20:30 to 23:00. The main ski area – Buffor – is located at an altitude of 2020 m. In total, 25 km of slopes are laid here, 6 lifts operate. From the top of Buffor to the village of Pozza di Fassa an interesting “red” track with a length of 6.7 km was laid. The Buffor ski area is connected by ski lifts to another ski area in the Val di Fassa – Champac, belonging to the resort village of Alba di Canazei.
In Pozza di Fassa There is a cross-country skiing center offering skiers 3 ring tracks with lighting with a total length of 10 km. The resort also has a spa center “Terme Dolomia”. This is the only thermal resort in the province of Trentino, operating on the basis of sulfur springs. The healing properties of the local waters were discovered in the 15th century. These waters, containing sulfur, sulfates, calcium, magnesium and fluorine, help in the treatment of diseases of the digestive and respiratory systems, skin diseases, rheumatism, arthritis and arthrosis. The spa center offers a variety of balneological treatments: drinking cures, baths, inhalations and mud wraps.
Vigo di Fassa is adjacent to Pozza di Fassa. The modern Catinaccio cable car lifts skiers to the Ciampedie ski area, located at an altitude of 2000 m. There are 16 km of slopes and 6 lifts. In Ciampedia, the “black” track “Alberto Tomba” with a length of 1.1 km, named after the famous Italian skier, and the long “red” track “Toeni” (4.9 km) are interesting. In Ciampedia, a children’s park of the same name is open, and in the village of Pera di Fassa, located on the opposite side from Vigo di Fassa, there is another children’s park, Bimbo Neve. The city of Vigo di Fassa itself is known as the capital of the indigenous population of the Val di Fassa valley – the Ladins. Here is the Ladin Museum, which tells about the history and culture of this people. In January-February, the Ladin Carnival takes place in Vigo di Fassa.
Passo di Costalunga (Carezza) (1745 m), located on the border with the province of Alto Adige. Here you will find 31 km of pistes, most of which are blue, and 16 lifts. In Passo di Costalunga there is a “blue” track “Cristomannos” illuminated in the evening.
To the north of Pozza di Fassa are the most popular resorts of the valley – Canazei and Campitello.
Riva del Garda, Trentino-Alto Adige (Italy)
Riva del Garda is located on the north coast of Lake Garda in the Trentino-Alto Adige region of northern Italy. Lake Garda is the largest lake in the country, its area is 370 square meters. km.
The local coast differs markedly from other areas of the lake: it is rocky, indented by fjords. Tourists who want to combine a beach holiday with hiking in the mountains go to Riva del Garda, because the mountain ranges that border it converge at the northern tip of Lake Garda. In the city itself, a medieval castle of the early 12th century and the Torre Apponale tower are of interest, to the top of which you can climb a staircase consisting of 165 steps. Around Riva del Garda noteworthy are the 100 m high Cascata del Varone waterfall, Lake Ledro, on the banks of which the remains of a Bronze Age settlement are preserved, and the 12th century Arco Castle with preserved medieval frescoes, located in the city of the same name, which for many centuries guarded the entrance to the Val Valley. di Sarka, and is now used as a concert and theater venue. It is worth noting that Riva del Garda has a major train station, from where trains leave for the main cities of the Veneto and Trentino Alto Adige regions.
To Riva del Garda there is a windsurfing centre, as the south east coast of Lake Garda is known for its surfing opportunities. In the daytime and evening hours, the south winds “ora” blow here, and at night and in the morning – the north winds “peler”. South of Riva del Garda are such well-known windsurfing centers as Torbole (located in the Trentino-Alto Adige region) and Malcesine (located in the Veneto region). Every year in Torbol in June-July, the world windsurfing championship is held, and at the end of May – the windsurfing festival. Malcesine is located 15 km south of Torbole. In addition to its winds, Malcesine is known for the 13th century Scaliger castle with interesting museums on the history of the region, the 15th century Palazzo dei Capitani and Monte Baldo (2200 m) overlooking the city, on the slopes of which the funicular runs and offers a breathtaking view of the lake and its surroundings.
Rimini, Emilia-Romagna (Italy)
Rimini is located on the Adriatic coast of Italy. The city was founded in 286 BC and is now a popular beach resort. Rimini is divided into 10 zones, which combine 15 km of sandy beaches. Within the resort, a shallow safe bottom, at a distance of 500 m from the coast, it is not allowed to use motor boats and yachts, so you can safely relax here with children. The most prestigious area of Rimini is the central Marina Centro.
To Rimini there are about 14 parks, among which are the Aquapark for children, the park of architectural and natural miniatures “Italy in miniature”, covering an area of 85 thousand square meters. m, where you will see more than 270 Italian and European art monuments in a reduced size, as well as an amusement park and a dolphinarium. It is worth noting that this resort is also the center of shop tourism in Italy, because there are many wholesale warehouses here.
From Rimini you can go to the Republic of San Marino, which is located on the territory of Italy.