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Where Italians Vacation: Get To Know This Luxe Yet Affordable Dolomite Resort

By Catherine Sabino

Madonna di Campiglio, a mountain resort in Italy’s Dolomites, has long been a draw for prominent names, attracting Habsburg monarchs (Emperor Franz Joseph and Empress Elizabeth) in the late 19th century, and more recently, digital “royalty,” like the influential blogger/entrepreneur Chiara Ferragni.

Snow covered Italian mountains
A view from Monte Spinale in Madonna di Campiglio.
Photo: C. Sabino

While Campiglio may not be as well known in the US as Cortina D’Ampezzo, the once and future (2026) Olympics site, it’s very much a coveted insider resort, and has the second-home prices to prove it (recently beating out such jet-set spots as Forte dei Marmi and Positano for the cost of a a vacation property). Recently Altagamma, an Italian association of luxury brands and exclusive locales, added Campiglio to its list of select destinations that includes the Costa Smeralda, Capri and the Via Montenapoleone District in Milan … continue reading


Catherine Sabino
Catherine Sabino

Catherine Sabino has worked for magazines in Italy and the US, and was editor-in-chief of Forbes Special Interest Publications, Gotham Magazine and Four Seasons Magazine, a travel and lifestyle publication. In addition to living and going to school in Italy, she has written two books on Italian design, published by Crown/Clarkson Potter, and has produced features from many regions in Italy and countries in Europe. Her focus is on travel in Italy and Western Europe.

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