Ski Or Summer Holiday In Andalo, Trentino, Italy

Today, I've got a post from my husband, J, who recently took a work trip to northern Italy. He's sharing his experience visiting Andalo in Trentino, Italy, which he described as a family-friendly resort town that would be fun to visit any time of year.


Andalo is a picturesque ski town built around outdoor adventure and sports that is situated between the Brenta Dolomites to the west and the Paganella ski area to the east. Nestled into the surrounding Dolomites, Andalo is also relatively close to the Austrian and Swiss borders. From Florence to Andalo via car, it will take you about 4 hours and the nearest large city is Trento, which is also the capital of the province.

Andalo offers visitors a blend of tourism, adventure, fun, and relaxation (if you want that). I visited Andalo for three days packed with skiing, snowshoeing, and swimming. While there, I stayed at Hotel Canada, skied the Paganella area, snowshoed around Lago di Andalo, and went swimming at AquaIN. 

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Things To Do In Andalo

Andalo is a one stop shop for all the various types of travelers; from the group of friends looking to ski, families seeking fun, or a couple on a romantic getaway. The Dolomiti Paganella tourism page lists all of the experiences any type of traveler could have, from a horse drawn carriage rides and cross-country skiing to paragliding, ice racing kart, and skiing. 

Families will enjoy the abundance of opportunities for children and teenagers. During the winter, the skiing and snowboarding school is the first option for any family. After a day on the slopes, children of all ages can play in Andalo Life Park, where there is a water park with indoor pools and baby slides, ice skating in the rink, indoor play areas and equipment to entertain younger children, and game rooms for older children. Even the hotel I stayed at, Hotel Canada, had an indoor play area with ball pit and climbing structure.

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Andalo itself is quite walkable and there are plenty of restaurants and shops. There are also spas, saunas, and treatment centers for adults to relax in too. Andalo has ample hotels and the bus system runs smoothly and takes skiers to the various ski lifts on the mountain.

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Andalo is definitely worth a visit if you want to enjoy a ski holiday that is not overcome with tourists or winter enthusiasts. It’s a bit off the beaten path and therefore quieter. The family-friendly amenities also make it a great option for those traveling with kids.

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Even though I don't ski or snowboard, I'm a bit jealous of this trip after seeing the beautiful scenery. And, sign me up for any trip with a walkable town plus mountain views! Thanks for sharing your experience and photos, babe!