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Get straight to the heart of the action with a new SkyAlps ski flight that lands directly into Bolzano from London, the Alpine capital of South Tyrol and perfectly placed for ski escapades in the UNESCO protected Dolomites.
Previously the journey would have meant a more arduous route via Verona, Milan or Innsbruck with at least two-hour transfer times, stretching that sense of anticipation a little too much for our liking. Now, cheeky ski weekends or more spontaneous mountain trips are much more easily accessible, with a flight time of just two hours and twenty minutes.
Airline brand SkyAlps are leading to charge to fly direct from London to Bolzano, run by an eco-green Italian energy company, who’ve also had their input into the fleet. Flying to Bolzano, you’ll be in a small, regional plane that seats 78, the Dash DHC-8 Q400, a speedy little number with turboprop-powered aircraft that’s economical on short journeys allowing for lower CO2 emissions.
When you get here – the world’s your oyster with a choice of fantastic ski resorts in the South Tyrol like Kronplatz, Seiser Alm and Gitschberg Jochtal, in no time you’ll be flying down pristine slopes and enjoying the warmth and welcome of traditional mountain huts and their rustic cuisine. And of course, you can have your pick of high-quality lodgings too – we recommend Parkhotel Mondschein or Magdalener Hof in Bolzano itself, slightly further afield you’ll find striking Gloriette Guesthouse, regal Castle Freudenstein and design smoothie Das Wanda, all Aficionado approved of course.
Discover South Tyrol with our 24 fabulous hotels - From its perch in northern Italy, South Tyrol, or Alto Adige as it is also known, is a jewel of ancient cultures set in the mighty crown of the Alps. Nestled among the Dolomite mountains (a UNESCO World Heritage site) a marriage of languages and cultures comes together in the area’s healing spa towns, medieval hamlets, fairytale castles, wine trails and foodie destinations.
Known primarily for skiing, South Tyrol is also a year-round home to hiking, mountain biking and strolling through the botanical gardens at the base of its snow-capped mountains. At the end of the day, cap it all off with a signature hay bath or a dip in the healing thermal waters. This hidden Alpine part of Italy is well worth travelling to.
This is the South Tyrol where Austria snugs up to Italy.