Livigno is situated in the Spöl valley in the northern Italian Alps, not too far from the Swiss border and St.Moritz. The traditional village is essentially spread along one long 10km road which runs through the wide valley, with the ski area on either side. All of the action is located in the small centre and either side of the street that runs through it. The village retains its duty-free status, and is a great place to try and pick up a bargain. The shopping prices don’t really extend into restaurants and bars though, but it is still one of the cheaper places to head to. The village sits at 1800m and the season is very snow-sure, lasting into May. Early and late season the resort offers free lift passes if you book with certain hotels.