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Folgaria - Hotel Vittoria
8 to 15 January 2023
Hotel Vittoria is a traditional 3-star hotel steeped in charming hospitality. The Toller family have been putting their love and care into the Hotel Vittoria for the last 30 years and like to make guests feel at home during their stay.
The hotel is perfectly located between the village centre, the village skating rink and most importantly, the ski slopes. In a few minutes you can reach the ski lifts and start exploring the impressive terrain that Alpe Cimbra has to offer.
The hotel has small but cosy communal areas, that offer a lovely place to relax after a busy day skiing up a storm. These are tastefully decorated in keeping with beautiful surroundings of the mountains. The guest rooms are all furnished with a parquet floor and different kinds of mountain wood to showcase the naturally produced resources in the area. The rooms are comfortable, impeccably maintained and have a variety of bed configurations.
Hotel Vittoria also benefits from a recently renovated Adults Only Wellness Centre situated in the lower half of the building. It is a perfect cosy nest to relax the body and mind after a strenuous day of outdoor activities. As part of the Wellness Centre, you will have access to a Whirlpool, Turkish Bath, Finnish Sauna, an Emotional Shower which stimulates your senses through two effects – the Caribbean Rain and the Arctic Fog, and Salt Therapy which is an innovative thermal procedure meant to stimulate the psychophysical well-being of the individual. The Hotel Vittoria truly gives their guests the opportunity to restore mind, body and soul surrounded by the peace and tranquillity of the fresh mountain air.
With a picture-perfect setting, delicious traditional homemade meals, and a comfortable room, this is a perfect base to explore the ski area.
The hotel restaurant caters for a variety of tastebuds with the plentiful breakfast buffet full of locally sourced meats, cheeses, and breads, this continues at dinner with a buffet of salad, vegetables, and delicious main courses. Papa Agostino leads the charge in the kitchen and specialises in combining Trentino delicacies and unique regional flavours to create exquisite homemade dishes.
When considering what resort to visit this winter it is 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!
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.