If you're planning to visit Italy this winter season, then Limone Piemonte should be on your list. Not only is it one of Italy's oldest Alpine villages, it is also home to one of the most beautiful ski areas in Europe. The Alpine village features many old buildings and a twelfth century church situated in the center of town. The town and ski resort are located very close to the French border and approximately 30 miles from the city of Nice.
With an elevation of 6,841 feet and a vertical drop of 3,419 feet, the ski resort features 46 ski trails and 29 ski lifts. The ski lifts can accommodate up to 22,000 skiers per hour. A majority of the runs cater to the intermediate skier, with a small portion suited for beginners.
To get a real taste of old Italy, be sure to check out Limone's many restaurants. You'll agree that the variety of food is among the best in Italy. The town also features a vivid nightlife that might come as a surprise to the first time tourist.
For more information, visit the Limone Piemonte website.