Apres Ski in Madonna di Campiglio
Madonna di Campiglio Village
Madonna di Campiglio Bars & Restaurants
On mountain apres-ski is not really the Italian style; long mountain restaurant lunches are more normal, followed by a bit of skiing back to town, for the bars, cafes and pasticcerias where you can indulge your sweet tooth.
Apres-Ski Bars & Nightlife in Madonna di Campiglio
It’s afternoon tea in a different language and culture. Try the Nardin café or Bar Maturi and Pasticceria Pasquini, which share the same space – bar and chocolate shop combined; similarly Bar Suisse – the place to go for anything from cocktails to light snacks with coffee and tea; carrot cake is a local speciality since Habsburg times. Day-long après-ski happens at Des Alpes Bar Café – brunch 11.30-3pm; happy hour 6-8pm.
Nightlife, again, on the Italian model, revolves round extended dinners, and a bit of bar action. The Zangola is Madonna’s place to disco.
Restaurants in Madonna di Campiglio
Probably the main reason to stay in an apartment rather than a hotel (where half board is generally a good bet), is to try Madonna’s eating options. Local specialities include spressa cheese, cotechino – spiced lard – and pancetta nostrana agliata – garlic flavoured bacon – all wonderful for a starter and useful as a picnic lunch with bread.
There are over 20 restaurants, most of good quality, with a mix of local mountain specialities and a range of Italian cooking. There are also snowcat trips to mountain restaurants in the evening, in case you failed to get enough of them at lunchtime.
Restaurant al Sarca serves local specialities such as venison casserole served with polenta and other polenta dishes with cheese or mushrooms La Stube di Franz Josef, basement pub which serves snacks eg panini and pizza.