Livigno: Italy’s ‘Little Tibet’

Livigno's duty-free prices for gasoline, alcohol, tobacco and other commodities draw visitors from across Italy, Switzerland and Austria. Photo by paoloardiani

Livigno's duty-free prices for gasoline, alcohol, tobacco and other commodities draw visitors from across Italy, Switzerland and Austria. Photo by paoloardiani

When the hardy residents of Livigno gave a cask of wine to the Capuchin friars of Bormio in the 8th century to gain autonomy for their high valley, they couldn’t have known they were setting a precedent that would continue down through the ages, even up until today. ...

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