Political status: duty free zoneSituationThe valley of Livigno, is situated in the northernmost part of Lombardy; through it flows the River Spöl, which in Swiss territory to the north, joins the River Inn (Rhaeto-Romanic "En"). This once remote area has developed into a very popular holiday region, particularly for winter sports. Another attraction to visitors is its duty free status.AccessThe high valley is accessible all year through the Munt-La-Schera Tunnel (closed at night; toll), the starting point of which is in the Mu£nstertal in Switzerland (access from Vinschgau via Glurns and Taufers). During the summer access is also possible by way of the Stilfser Joch and/or from Tirano, through the Swiss Val Poschiavo and over the Forcola di Livigno (2,330m/7,647ft). Scenery Livigno has a number of fine old wooden houses. In the north of the area is the Lago del Gallo (Lago di Livigno; 1,806m/5,960ft), an artificial lake which provides electricity for Switzerland. The tunnel to the Punt La Drossa ends at the Ponte del Gallo (Rhaeto-Romanic "Punt dal Gal"); in the fine Swiss National Park. The River Adda connects two other lakes, outside the customs-free zone, the Lago di San Giacomo (1,946m/6,422ft) and the Lago di Cancano (1,900m/6,270ft), with Lago di Gallo. CablewaysEast side of the valleyChair-lift from Ponte di Bondio (1,822m/6,013ft) to the Alpe Eira (Mottolino; 2,400m/7,920ft), then chair-lift to Monte della Neve (2,785m/9,191ft; upper station 100m/330ft below the summit); chair- lift from Rin del Ciuk (2,112m/6,970ft) to Monte Sponda (2,521m/8,319ft); chair-lift from Trepalle to the Alpe Eira, etc.West side of the valleyCableway from San Rocco (1,875m/6,188ft) to the Balta Pel (2,200m/7,260ft); from here to the Lac Salin (2,761m/9,111ft); chair-lift from Tagliede (1,972m/6,508ft) to Costaccia (2,355m/7,772ft).