Saturday, 24 January 2015

Enjoying a winter week in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy

For the first time in years I am enjoying a real winter. We were lucky enough that the snow came just the day before we came. We had a lovely drive from Bergamot via lake Garda to MdC. Here some photos along the way.

MdC met us with a beautiful winter landscape, just like on the postcards. We have been very well treated here in Hotel St. Raphael with fantastic food and wonderful personal. Close to everything; skiing, walking, shopping etc. The weather has been mostly sunny, but we had two days of light snowing.

The village still have the Christmas decorations, which gives it a lovely atmosphere.

MdC also offers a little bit of history. Here the Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph built a Hunting Lodge, which today is a hotel, Relais des Alps. Inside you still see the beautiful Art Deco/Empire style and the wall painting in what today is a kind of theatre, but earlier was the ballroom. The wall painting was made by Gottfried Hofer.

A grand ball in the Emperor's time
Maybe someone wore a dress like this? I know that I would like to!

And a last panoramic view!

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