Madonna di Campiglio, the pearl of the Brenta Dolomites
Madonna di Campiglio sits at 1550 metres above sea level, in the beautiful basin between the Brenta Dolomites group and the Adamello and Presanella glaciers. Launched as a tourist destination in the second half of last century, the “pearl of the Dolomites” became an exclusive holiday resort for the Austrian and Mitteleuropa nobility and wealthy bourgeoisie. Its visitors, in 1889 and 1894, included Princess Sissi and Emperor Franz Joseph.
In 1910, the winter beauty of Madonna di Campiglio was discovered by a group of “English skiers”. Thereafter, it acquired the reputation as one of the most beautiful ski resorts in the Alps. Since then, the area has become part of skiing history, thanks also to the major international sporting events it hosts, such as the 3Tre FIS Ski World Cup.