Madonna di Campiglio is a mountain resort surrounded by the majestic Brenta Dolomites, a crescent of peaks in the UNESCO-protected Italian Dolomites. Excellent winter skiing and great summer walking complement the stunning scenery of this amazing place. The Hotel Lorenzetti has the best views in the resort and is well-placed to take full advantage of the walks in summer and skiing in winter.
This family-run business opened in 1990 and quickly achieved a reputation (and many awards) for outstanding hospitality and excellent cuisine. The hotel’s restaurant is considered one of the best in the area. They also own Alfiero, a restaurant in town that offers more intimate fine dining.
Most rooms have direct views of the mountains as does the bar and the restaurant. The two sun terraces, one outside and one indoors also overlook the mountains.
Although the hotel is on the outskirts of the village it is just a ten-minute walk to the nearest ski lift. It is situated on the Giro di Campiglio that leads into all the major walks in the area.
The hotel puts on a free shuttle service for those who prefer not to walk. This will take guests into the centre of the village and to all five of the cabin lifts. They really do look after all their guests.
Outdoor types and families who love skiing in the winter and rambling in the summer.
The hotel features 49 rooms that range from luxurious family Suites that have their own sitting room to cosy Junior Suites, Comfort Rooms and Classic Rooms. Bathrobes and slippers are available free of charge as well as toiletries and complimentary mineral water. Each room is equipped with a well-stocked mini-bar, television and telephone. All the rooms have balconies. Most of the rooms have glorious views of the mountains outside.
Free use of the Spa area is offered to all guests at the hotel. It features a small indoor pool with a contra-current and hydro-massage area.
There is also a Turkish bath, Finish sauna, Kneipp therapy, TechnoGym fitness equipment, massages. Guests can relax in a tranquil relaxation area enjoying herbal tea and a view of the Brenta Dolomites.
Rooms are also available for meetings and small conferences. And discounts are on offer in the hotel’s ski rental and its high-end fashion and sportswear shops.
WI-FI is available free of charge throughout the hotel.
Food and drink
The large, elegant restaurant is subtly lit with crystal chandeliers re-creating the grandeur of the Royal Court in Vienna. Waiters glide between the tables delivering gourmet food and exchanging greetings with guests seated on plush, pink chairs. It is a dining experience per eccellenza.
The much-loved owner, Signora Lorenzetti, does a walk-around every evening checking that guests are happy. This can take well over an hour as she is often involved in long conversations with regular guests, many of whom return every year.
Breakfast is a mixture of cold and hot food buffet. Cereals, juices, yoghurt, fresh fruit, bread and croissants with accompaniments that include ham, cheese, jams and honey are available every morning. Scrambled eggs and bacon are also a feature of this copious buffet. Coffee (several variations), tea and hot chocolate can be ordered from the waiters.
A pleasant end to the evening is a drink in the wood-panelled bar sipping a digestivo selected from one of the many local grappas available.
Prices at Hotel Lorenzetti start at €85 per night for bed and breakfast (low season and special offers). All bookings include free use of the hotel Spa.
Hotel Lorenzetti is on the outskirts of Madonna di Campiglio. It is a twenty-minute walk from the hotel to the centre of the village but there is a twenty-four-hour courtesy bus service available.
A popular Italian tradition is the early evening promenade that involves browsing shops and a drink in one of the many bars. During the ski season, the bars are popular with skiers returning from the slopes creating a great ambience.
The ski slopes are part of the Ski Area – 150 km of slopes that encompass three other villages. Cross-country skiing, snow-shoe walking and tobogganing are also popular pursuits here.
British Airways offers daily flights from the UK to Verona. Fares (hand luggage only) start at around £50 one way. Madonna di Campiglio is a 2-hour drive from Verona airport.
There is a Flyski Shuttle available at weekends and the hotel will organise taxis/minibuses through the local transport co-operative