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Folgaria - Blu Natura Hotel & Spa 4 Star
25 February - 4 March 2023
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 Restaurant & Bar
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.