Holidays in Madonna di Campiglio: what to do, where to stay and how to get there

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Madonna di Campiglio, set in Val Rendena, one of the most splendid areas of the Dolomites, it's a perfect and magnificent holiday resort at any time of the year. And also one of the most famous and popular Italian ski resorts, thanks also to the wide and varied hotel offer.

This lively and worldly holiday resort it is located in Trentino-Alto Adige, precisely in the province of Trento. There central position of Madonna di Campiglio, on the pass that connects the Val di Sole with the Val Rendena, allows you to take advantage of a vast skiable area and the possibility of do numerous activities outside.



What to do in Madonna di Campiglio

One of the most interesting aspects of a holiday in Madonna di Campiglio is the possibility to choose from a wide and varied offer of outdoor activities and to be able to practice practically all winter sports.

Nearby, in the town of Caderzone it is also possible to take advantage of the wellness and spa center of the Terme Val Rendena - Fonte San Antonio. Let's see now in detail what to do both during the winter and in the summer.

In winter

Surely the main activity for which it is known is the possibility of practicing all winter sports in one of the most beautiful mountain landscapes in all of Europe. The resort belongs to the ski area Skirama Dolomiti Adamello Brenta, which includes 150 ski lifts and over 380 km of slopes.

The ski lifts in the Madonna di Campiglio area alone are managed by Campiglio Dolomiti ski area. The area includes 20 ski lifts that serve the 44 slopes of varying difficulty, for a total of 62 km of skiable slopes, but it is not the only skiable area.



The slopes of Madonna di Campiglio are connected to those of Marilleva-Folgariva and those of Pinzolo, forming a single area, the Skiarea Campiglio Dolomiti di Brenta, with over 150 km of slopes. Most of the slopes are sunny, on the other hand many are located in Val di Sole, the name given for this very reason.

You can use the 59 lifts that serve the 108 downhill slopes with a single ski pass and without ever removing your skis. The prices of the ski passes vary according to the season and the age of the skier. Skiing on these slopes is very impressive, the area offers breathtaking views on the valleys and surrounding areas, which also include the splendid peaks of the Dolomites.

Thanks to the numerous snow cannons, the ski conditions of the slopes are always very good, from December to early March, sometimes even up to April. The routes are of varying difficulty, the slopes are for the most part medium-long, with lengths that can exceed 5 km. Are available also 4 fun snowparks, for snowboard enthusiasts.

Slopes in the area and difficulty:

  • black slopes (difficult): 20 (total length about 30 km)
  • red slopes (medium difficulty): 47 (total length about 100 km)
  • blue slopes (easy and for beginners): 40 (total length about 40 km)

For lovers of the cross country 30 km of slopes are available, with varying degrees of difficulty. Many tracks through picturesque coniferous forests. There is also the possibility of cross-country skiing after dark on an illuminated track.


The winter activities do not end there, for lovers of ice skating you will have at your disposal the pond of Madonna di Campiglio and the Ice Stadium of Pinzolo. Always in Ice Palace of Pinzolo you can have fun with curling or hockey.


One of the most beautiful experiences you can have is a 'excursion on sledges pulled by dogs. For lovers of excursions they can be done walks with snowshoes along the beautiful snow-covered landscapes of Val Rendina. If you are a lover of strong emotions, don't miss a paragliding flight.

In summer

Even in summer, or in late spring and early autumn, you can do numerous activities always connected to nature and the splendid landscapes. For golf lovers, there are two in Madonna di Campiglio golf courses, one just outside the city and the other between Caderzone Terme, Strembo and Bocenago.

The locality offers the possibility of carrying out others sports activities such as tennis, horseback riding, paragliding, rock climbing and mountain biking. However, the Mountain hiking they are a favorite, with nearly 500km of hiking trails. For those seeking relaxation it can do fishery along the streams or in the small lakes of the area.

Where sleeping in Madonna di Campiglio

The locality of Madonna di Campiglio offers over 500 accommodation facilities, of which for the most part hotels, tourist apartments, residences, holiday homes, and some bed & breakfasts, farmhouses and chalets.


Certainly the best places to stay are hotels, which offer comfort, relaxation and numerous services that are very useful during the holiday. We have selected the 12 best hotels in Madonna di Campiglio, plus some tourist apartments and residences, if you have special needs.

The best hotels in Madonna di Campiglio

Majestic Mountain - 4 stars

Hotel Lorenzetti - 4 stars - excellent value for money


Hotel Montana - 3 stars

Hotel Chalet Del Sogno - 5 stars - for those looking for maximum comfort and high-level services

Hotel Garn矛 Caminetto - 4 stars

Hotel Europa - 3 stars

Alpen Suite Hotel - 5 stars - for those looking for maximum comfort and high-level services

Hotel Chalet Del Brenta - 4 stars

Hotel Alpina - 3 stars - excellent value for money

Hotel Casa del Campo - 4 stars

Hotel Bonapace ***S - 3 star superior - excellent value for money

Cristal Palace Hotel - 4 stars

Best tourist apartments and residences

Grazia Residence 

Ambiez Residence

Flats a Pinzolo

How to get to Madonna di Campiglio

By car

THEauto is the best choice to reach Madonna di Campiglio and to visit the whole beautiful area that surrounds this locality.

I know if it comes from north-east or south-central Italy, it is advisable to take the A22 Modena-Brennero motorway and take the Rovereto Sud exit. You can also use the Trento Sud or San Michele all'Adige - Mezzocorona exits.

I know if it comes from the north west, it is advisable to take the A4 Milan-Venice motorway and take the Brescia Est exit.

By train

If you want to arrive by train, the closest train station is that of Trento, about 70 km away. From Trento there are bus regular who make direct connections every day.

By plane

The nearest airport is theBolzano - Dolomites Airport, about 100 km away. Other nearby airports are Brescia (130 km), Verona (150 km) and Bergamo (160 km). If you arrive by plane we recommend that you rent a car at the airport to reach Madonna di Campiglio.

Madonna di Campiglio, Trentino - Photo from Istock
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