Hotel Greif has a superb location; in a quiet area yet close to Covara's center, and just 750m from the ski lift. This trendy and luxurious hotel has many great facilities such as an extensive spa, a heated indoor pool, a nice bar and a great restaurant. All of the rooms are spacious and modern. They are equipped with a TV and a comfortable seating area. In the morning there is a rich breakfast buffet so that you can start your day full of energy. The ski bus that takes you to the lift stops just 50m away.
Hotel Greif has an extensive spa features including a sauna, whirlpool, solarium and a large heated indoor pool. There are also various massages and beauty treatments available for an extra fee. Children from 4 years old will enjoy themselves at the 'Birba Club'. Fancy a drink? In the cosy bar you can enjoy one before heading to a 3 course dinner.
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There may have been changes in Covid-19 services and facilities between the time of booking and upon departure. All measures are subject to change and therefore no rights can be derived from them.
Alta Badia is a wonderful ski resort with beautidul scenery and good pistes. The ski resort is located in South Tirol, Italy. The ski resort is large with approximately 131km of slopes, which makes it an excellent location for ski tours. The pistes are maintained well and the queues are small at the lifts.
Alta Badia is a good ski resort for families with children. There are many charming ski-huts on and next to the pistes and the possibilities for ski tours is ample. Corvara is the largest town in this area.
Colfosco, Corvara, La Valle, La Villa, Pedraces and San Cassiano are all part of this large ski resort and the 51 ski lifts connect the villages to each other. Even though it is not common knowledge, this ski resort together with the Sella Ronda and Cortina d’Ampezzo is one of the largest ski resorts of the whole of Europe.
For a fascinating ski tour, we recommend skiing around the Sella Ronda. This tour takes you around the 4 valleys of the “Sella massif” and takes approximately 4 hours to complete. The valleys are connected through various lifts and pistes and the tour is approximately 40km long. You can either do this tour clockwise or anti-clockwise. The recommended skiing level is intermediate to advanced.
Italy only accepts tourists with a negative PCR test, taken 48h before travel (from 2 years old). Even if you have already been vaccinated. They are waiting for the official green EU vaccination passport. When this is ready you can also enter the country with it.
Fully vaccinated 14 days or more, or; - negative PCR test or antigen test that is not older than 48 hours or ;proof of recovery from Covid-19 that is not older than 6 months.
All travelers traveling to Italy must complete this form (Passenger Locator Form) .
Travelers to Sardinia must also fill in this form from 28/5.
Museums and other cultural institutions are now also open on weekends. From Monday to Friday the admissions are limited to a maximum number of people (which varies depending on the capacity of the museum), in compliance with health prevention measures. For weekend visits you need to book online or by phone. It is possible to attend the shows in cinemas, theatres, concert halls and other venues, including outdoor venues. The maximum number of spectators must not exceed 50% of the maximum authorized capacity, and in any case, may not exceed 1,000 people for outdoor performances and 500 people for indoor performances. The seating plan must ensure a distance of at least one metre between spectators.
From 6/8 a green pass is obligatory . Green pass is from 6/8 valid for people over 12 years old, at least 1 vaccin, negative Covid-19 test of max 48 hours, or document proving that you have had Covid-19 during the last 6 months.
The capital is Rome.
The official language is Italian.
There is a time difference of +1hour.
The official currency in Italy is the euro.
The voltage is 230 volts.
You must be in possession of a valid passport or valid proof of identity.
Talk on the phone:
A British mobile phone also works in Italy. To call to Italy from the UK, first dial the country code 0039 and then the area code without zero and then the subscriber number. The country code 0044 is from Italy to the UK.
The national emergency number is 112.
Traveling by car:
The national roads are well passable. Pas Piccolo San Bernardo is closed throughout the winter season (November to June).
Keep in mind that the highways require a toll. If you travel via the Austrian motorways, you must be in possession of a toll sticker. For some motorways, tunnels and roads in Austria there is no vignette requirement, but a separate toll must be paid, such as the A13 from Innsbruck-Süd to the Italian border.
There is no general obligation in Italy for winter tyres. Winter equipment (chains or winter tyres) may be mandatory on mountain roads. This is indicated with a traffic sign. Not using winter tires in winter conditions can lead to (joint) liability in the event of accidents and also have criminal consequences. In Austria and Germany, winter tires are required in winter conditions.
In case of breakdown or an accident, it is mandatory that all road users wear a reflective vest.
If you travel via France:
Please note: in some cities it is mandatory to have an environmental sticker from 1 July 2017. If you drive over the Paris ring road, the Boulevard Périphérique, you will also need an environmental sticker in many cases. The vignette can not be obtained along the way, but can only be ordered online. The French police advise to print out the application form and the confirmation and to take it with you if the vignette is not delivered in time by post. The order form can be found on this website: https://www.certificat-air.gouv.fr/en/demande-ext/cgu
Future environmental zones can be found on this website: http://en.france.fr/nl/tips/milieuzones-france-ecovignet-credit
Food and drink:
Italy is known for pizzas, pastas and risottos. It is not recommended to drink tap water.
It is customary in Italy to give a tip of around 10% in bars, restaurants and hotels.
In general, the shops are closed between 13.00 and 16.00. This is the siesta. After 16.00 hours the shops will open again until about 19.00 hours.
In Italy, a ski helmet is mandatory for children up to and including 14 years of age. A ski helmet is recommended for adults. In a ski class, wearing a helmet is often required.
In Italy you are generally required to wear a swimming cap in swimming pools. This is for both public swimming pools and swimming pools that belong to hotels.
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In step 2 of the booking process it is indicated for which days the lift pass is valid. If you want to use the ski lift on a different day than indicated in step 2 of the booking process, please contact our contact centre by telephone. It is not possible to change the days of the lift pass once you have arrived at the destination. If you wish to extend the lift pass, it can often be booked as an extra. The price for extending the lift pass can be found in step 2 of the booking. If you choose “no lift pass”, the discount can also be found in step 2 of the booking process.
Children born on or after 9-12-2013 are entitled to a free lift pass. Children born between 11-12-2005 and 10-12-2013 and seniors born before 9-12-1956 receive a discount on their lift pass. These discounts can be found in the calculation of your travel sum. When you are entitled to the free ski lift past, you must opt for the ‘no lift pass’ option in the booking process.
The discounts mentioned above are only valid when booking through Sunweb. At the destinations other rates may apply.
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