The “Piccolo Tibet”
The name “Livigno” has not certain origins: some people say it originates from the word “lupino” (lupine), while others say it comes from the word “slavina”(avalanche). The location, climate and landscape around this town would actually lead us to consider the second option as the most plausible.
Livigno is located at 1816 meters above sea level, in a 12 km long valley surrounded by mountains which reach a height of 3000 meters, and is crossed by the Spöl stream (Aqua Granda in local dialect).
Until the middle of the last century Livigno could only be reached in summer; when the road was opened also in winter, winter tourism began to grow.
Nowadays, Livigno is one of the best known mountain tourist destinations, suitable for everyone, from families to sports enthusiasts, where fun, sports, shopping, nature and relaxation blend in a truly unique landscape.