Village life, accommodation and nightlife
The architecture of the town is beautiful; no ugly concrete apartment blocks here, everything is built chalet-style. Rustic wooden barns and traditional old houses sit side by side to the small hotels and apartments which gives the place an attractive alpine charm. Things are pretty spread out however, so you'll make frequent use of the free bus service.
Plenty of cheap pizza and pasta joints, and on-slope fodder is great value too with a burger, sandwich or panini costing around 4euros a pop.
The great value of Livigno attracts a young crowd who come to party, so during high season expect a rowdy time in the various bars and clubs. The Italians themselves are a laidback and friendly bunch, which helps to create the great atmosphere of the town, although their driving leaves little to be desired. Forget the 'Ra Ra Ra' skiers; the fur coat brigade don't exist here, so there's no pretentious attitude, and snowboarders and skiers are welcomed with equal zeal.
Accommodation is a mixture of hotels, B&Bs and cheap apartments, which are easy to overload with extra bodies should you be visiting with a group on the cheap.READ NEXT: Mountain statistics
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