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Villa of the Month

Villa of the Month

Have a look at Casa Glyn in Cotto, Lunigiana, Northern Tuscany, or contact Merrion for more information.

"Our stay at Casa Glyn was a marvelous experience. The property is well equipped, very nicely organized and decorated with very special touch. The property is very spacious and easily accommodated our family. The pool is just great and the hot-tub, especially in the evening, is a unique experience.. "

Dolomites

'Last year we decided we wanted to ski in the Dolomites but needed advice on the resorts. Having read all the press reports and brochures we decided there was too much choice, we needed help. After one call to Merrion explaining what we wanted and our level of skiing she came up with Arabba and the Sport Hotel, where we spent Christmas and New Year. Merrion organised everything for us: flights, taxi, hotel and the best ski instructor. A fantastic holiday which we are about to repeat. We would not hesitate in recommending Merrion, nothing seems too much for her.'
A very happy customer. Sussex.


Skiing in the Dolomites

Having worked and guided extensively in the Italian Dolomites and skied there since 1990, Merrion believes the Italian Dolomites is without doubt the best ski terrain in the world.

Indeed, it has remained a well kept secret for a long time but is now becoming recognized worldwide not only for its extensive ski terrain and spectacular natural beauty but also for its very high level of cuisine, state of the art ski lifts and great hospitality. The Italian Dolomites have recently been classified as a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site.

The Dolomites ski area provides one of the largest ski networks in the world.

The Dolomites ski region offers 12 different ski areas connected by 450 modern ski lifts and 1.200 km of perfectly prepared snow covered slopes with just a single skipass!

One of the gre at delights visitors will experience in the Dolomites is the true Italian foodie experience. There are mountain huts scattered everywhere so, in addition to fantastic skiing, you can enjoy pappardelle con conghiale or salsiccia con polenta with a glass of local vino and espresso before heading off again down the slopes. And, of course, don’t forget the ubiquitous ice bars for a shot of grappa before a spot of off piste!

Ski touring in the Dolomites is like none other.

The famous Sella Ronda is a 36km loop that goes across four of the ski valleys (Alta Badia, Val Gardena, Val di Fassa and Livinallongo), whilst the Great War Ski Tour (Giro della Grande Guerra) packs in historical landmarks, lots of ski slopes, and even a horse drawn “ski lift”. Skiing in the Dolomites combines perfectly groomed slopes, a myriad of choices of pistes, scenery to die for, cuisine quite out of the ordinary and excellent high quality accommodation.

The 12 main ski resorts across the Dolomites ski region are:

  • The exclusive and expensive Cortina d’Ampezzo
  • Kronplatz
  • Alta Badia
  • Val Gardena / Alpe di Siusi
  • Val di Fassa / Carezza; Arabba / Marmolada
  • Alta Pusteria
  • Valle di Fiemme / Obereggen
  • San Martino di Castrozza / Passo Rolle; Valle Isarco
  • Trevalli-Moena
  • Civetta

Merrion is passionate about the Dolomites and, again, with her phenomenal network of contacts she can advise clients on the best hotels and resorts, top refuges for lunch and much more. Try a Ski Safari, a luxury stay at San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge or Rosa Alpina or ask Merrion to put together your very own bespoke ski trip to the best ski area in the world!

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Sport Hotel Arabba

San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge
Italian Dolomites

Away from it all, immersed in the sensuous paradise of an elegant, charming and much-loved home, San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge is a unique and luxurious refuge. To experience San Lorenzo is a real privilege whether in summer or winter and is undoubtedly an unmatched European mountain destination.

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Rosa Alpina

Rosa Alpina
San Cassiano, Italian Dolomites

Luxurious and hedonistic with superb hospitality and service, Rosa Alpina is a dream summer and winter destination.

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Sport Hotel Arabba

Sport Hotel Arabba
Italian Dolomites

This charming family managed hotel in the heart of the Italian Dolomites offers complete luxury and comfort in an area of outstanding natural beauty and some of the best skiing and walking in the world.

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