While on assignment shooting villas, gardens and castles in Lombardy last year, I drove north toward the border with Switzerland, to a region called Valtellina. Due to a tight schedule I didn’t have enough time to explore the area, but I promised myself to come back there as soon as I could.
Livigno is a small town there: only a 3-and-a-half-hour drive from Milan. It’s a tiny village famous in Italy as a ski resort during winter and as a training destination for athletes in summer.
I was invited to visit Livigno this July to experience the 3rd annual Sentiero Gourmet, a 5 kilometer food path into the woods. Five different locations serving traditional and reinvented dishes, from aperitivo to dessert, all paired with wine and live music.
I capped off the magical night with a glass of warm Taneda, a delicious local liqueur.