Cervinia



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Cervinia
There are three ski-schools with plenty of English-speaking instructors.

Shopping here offers a variety of small speciality shops including ski/outdoor wear, designer clothes, children's clothes, souvenirs, delicatessens, jewellers, furniture, perfumeries, hardware and wines and spirits. There is also a supermarket and minimarkets. The shops generally close between 12pm and 3pm.

During the daytime activities include ice-skating, ice hockey and rather daft apres-ski games on the natural ice rink. Along with bobsleigh rides, skidoos, horse riding, tennis, paragliding, hang-gliding, mountaineering, quad biking, bowling, fishing, heli-skiing, and a children's fun park. There is a sports centre in Valtournenche (7 mls) which offers a variety of facilities, including indoor pool, volleyball, football, climbing wall and spa.

The nightlife here is rather unsophisticated apres-ski, with a good selection of bars and restaurants; cocktail bars and 1 or 2 discos. For food there is plenty to choose from, serving mainly the usual pasta and pizza. There is aome a la carte dining, and half-board options in the more upmarket hotels. There are many cafes and takeaways too.