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Post by Alex » Tuesday 16 January 2007, 19:13

Silber wrote:E SE ANDASSIMO A ZINAL VENERDI SERA??????????????
RESISTI CHE MANCA POCO...sabato sera devo essere a casa altrimenti rimango single!

io voto cervinia... tra zermatt e ventina il suo 7 è garantito...e in 2 ore siamo là!
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Post by Alex » Friday 19 January 2007, 19:08

Domani io e Silber saremo a cervinia 8)
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Post by Whitey » Tuesday 23 January 2007, 9:36

Ciao Italian Carvers,

I'm sorry to use English in this topic but my Italian is not very good (yet). Anyhow, I would need some advices and recommendations from you.

I'm planning to move to Italia with my girlfriend during next season, maybe right from the start of 2008. We will stay there maybe for 3 months (January, February and March). We haven't yet decided our location. We have some friends living in Padova, so our first choice would be Padova. We have been thinking about Verona and maybe Torino as well.

So, I'd like to know if there are any good ski resorts near to Padova or Verona? What are their names? Some years ago I was in Val Gardena, and it was pretty good.

Thanx!

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Post by RicHard » Tuesday 23 January 2007, 9:42

Well, if you move to verona, you are on the road for the dolomites (val gardena, val badia and many many places to ride on).
If you move to Torino, you are very very close to Cervinia: connection with zermatt, ski-area from 2000m going up, one of the places where you can find snow for the whole year...
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Post by Whitey » Tuesday 23 January 2007, 12:32

Right, thanks RicHard! But what would be your choice among of these 3 places (Torino, Verona, Padova) if you was free to choose?

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Post by RicHard » Tuesday 23 January 2007, 12:53

Well, it depends on what you look for in a city...
I've never been to verona, but they are all quiet cities (compared to others in italy like Rome, Naples, Milan, etc...).
Near Padova there is Venice (unique in the world)...
But every of them has its own "features".
Maybe some people from the north of italy may give you some info more...
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Post by kurtsk8 » Tuesday 23 January 2007, 13:48

Torino is bigger than Verona and Padova and it's more important in Italian history.
of course Torino has all the pros and the contro of the city with almost one milion people, and there it's product the gianduiotto.

these are the description that you could find on wikipedia(in english)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Padua%2C_Italy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turin

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verona
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Post by Whitey » Wednesday 24 January 2007, 7:06

Well, actually what I look for my location is a good location in order to reach some ski resort :wink: It seems to me that Torino would be the best in that sense (next to Cervinia) and then Verona or Padona (next to the Dolomites). But which one you think is better, Cervinia or Dolomites?

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Post by RicHard » Wednesday 24 January 2007, 10:26

Dolomites are wide, various and full of ski area.
Cervinia is that one (with zermatt, ok, but it's that one).
From turin you can reach other resorts too, but... in my opinion... dolomites are absolutely great.
Have a look to pictures...
Just for a small part of the skiarea you can reach from verona,
www.dolomitisuperski.com
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Post by Alex » Wednesday 24 January 2007, 10:30

Whitey wrote:Well, actually what I look for my location is a good location in order to reach some ski resort :wink: It seems to me that Torino would be the best in that sense (next to Cervinia) and then Verona or Padona (next to the Dolomites). But which one you think is better, Cervinia or Dolomites?
Surely Dolomites...but Torino is nearerst to many other place than cervinia, like cesana torinese,claviere,sestriere,sauze d'oulx. So if you consider cervinia you can consider all best place of "valle d'aosta" region, like la thuile...that is the best for extreme carving! and finally cervinia is linked to zermat (3800mt.), so you can carve also in the summer.
Verona is a beautiful city...more and more than torino, that is a big traffic city, but if you look a place near the mountains and many place for carving i think torino is perfect!

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Post by Whitey » Wednesday 24 January 2007, 10:39

OK, thanx guys! :chinese: Fortunately there is plenty of time to make my mind...

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Post by Silber » Wednesday 24 January 2007, 10:53

Just one consideration...Torino is half an hour from the nearest resort...

..and definitely closer to ZINAL!
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Post by Paia » Wednesday 24 January 2007, 22:05

I live in Vicenza, it is situated between padova and verona. If I had to choose I would stay in Verona, more and quite and more comfortable city. But from Padova it is easier to reach Venice that, as RicHard also said, is unique in the world.

From Padova the first little ski areas on the "little dolomites" can be reached with more of an hour. For bigger resorts on the dolomites you may need two hours.
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Post by Whitey » Thursday 25 January 2007, 5:25

Hey Paia, do you remember any of the names of those ski resorts on the "Little Dolomites"?

Thanx!

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Post by Paia » Thursday 25 January 2007, 16:38

The first resorts that we meet are located in Asiago: The second resort, where I always go, is Folgaria: Near Folgaria there's the ski area of Lavarone but not connected even if they use the same skipass: Another small ski area is Recoaro 1000: These resorts that I have linked can be reached in an 1 hour/1 hour and a half by car.

For these below you may take maybe 2 hours:
SkiLagorai/passo Brocon: Panarotta 2002: These are the first little resorts that we meet leaving from Padova/Vicenza to Trentino Alto Adige. For the bigger and more important ski areas of Alto Adige I let the comments to other italian forum users.
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