Nestled at the bottom of the Dolomites, a stone’s throw from Austria, the charming resort of Corvara is worth a visit. To get there, one of the shortest routes includes landing in Venice, then taking a solid 3-hour drive filled with winding roads. However once you arrive, everything is enchanting. The village, carefully preserved, has only one church to disturb the quietness of the chalets. And of course the iconoclastic hotel La Perla, whose decoration has remained unchanged for more than 30 years. With its lively local cuisine, beautiful spa and swimming pool, and friendly family service, la Perla stays true to its name – it is a true pearl. As for the ski area, it is one of the most exciting there is. Tomba went on his first runs not far away.