Image: Agenzia Turismo Friuli Venezia Giulia
This pretty, old town, steeped in history, lies at the furthermost north east corner of Italy, right on the border with Austria and Slovenia. As a result it is a crossroads of languages and cultures, the excellent cuisine featuring specialities from Italy’s Friuli region as well as Carinthia and Slovenia. Tarvisio is also a destination for pilgrims thanks to the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Mount Lussari, where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared.
The resort’s 25km downhill runs are immaculately maintained and breathtaking in their descent. They are the setting for regular World Cup events. Tarvisio also features a dedicated snowboarding area. However the resort is probably best known as a major cross country base with some 55km of trails.