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AKT II 2023

Folgaria - Blu Natura Hotel & Spa 4 Star

23 February - 2 March 2023

The Accommodation

If you are looking for a lovely hotel in a lovely village with lovely skiing perhaps this is a destination to consider.


The hotel describes itself as a beautiful example of bio architecture, and if like me, you do not know what that means please let me clarify - bio architecture is a mix of art and architecture blended together with biomimetics, a hint of bioinspiration and a dash of biomimicry - all clear ?


I would describe it as a stunning, modern hotel with stylish rooms,  a gourmet restaurant, a gorgeous spa and just a short walk from the classy centre of the village of Folgaria.

The Wellness

The Restaurant & Bar

The Setting

When considering what resort to visit this winter it is easy to be swayed by the big ski resorts offering hundreds of kilometers of skiing, dozens of fast lifts and vibrant apres ski scene but it is just as easy to miss the 'hidden gems', authentic unspoilt mountain villages with lovely bars and restaurants, a ski system with an excellent variety of slopes and a great snow record, sometimes quality really does outweigh quantity!

The Skiing

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Only 95km or about 90 minutes from Verona airport, Folgaria is a mid-sized resort in the Trentino region of northern Italy that has a reputation for being in a snow pocket. It also has impeccable ski history credentials, as the first ski lift in Italy was built here, in the 1930s, and a full ski resort created shortly after the war.


Since then the pistes, accessed by chairlifts, have grown to cover 104km. About two-thirds of that is local to Folgaria itself; the other 30km is above the neighbouring villages of Lavarone and Luserna, a short bus ride away.


Folgaria is a gem, with an excellent variety of slopes it is ideal for a mixed-ability groups and perfect for beginners  with 37 flattering easy-to-intermediate red and blue runs carving down through the trees plus a handful of testing blacks.