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Published by Livigno on December 27 2021

Piccolo Tibet launches "Contrabbando, il gin bandito" (Contraband, the bandit gin), a limited and numbered edition of London Dry to give the authentic taste of juniper berries collected in the land. Forge of creativity, dynamism and innovation, Livigno also launches the new board game Filón- al plu guz da Livign, available from Thursday 23 December.

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After the garments of the winter collection signed by Livigno, this year the Piccolo Tibet surprises its visitors with two new products that enhance the tradition and the history of the resort, but also the entrepreneurial spirit and the initiative of its community, which has contributed to makingthis ancient alpine territory, one of the most prestigious mountain resorts in Italy.

Filón- al plu guz da Livign (the board game that rewards the most cunning of Livigno)

Who is looking for an original gift, has one more reason to visit the Little Tibet: from Thursday 23rd of December it will be possible to buy Filón"- al plu guz da Livign (in Livigno's dialect -the most cunning of Livigno). Filòn is the new board game set in Little Tibet where you can challenge friends and family and, at the same time, get to know the commercial activities of the town, from the Livigno Dairy to the Aquagranda center. Once you have chosen your pawn, the game begins that leads the participants to buy, sell, build and bargain hotels, apartments and ski lifts in order to bankrupt the opponents, and prove that they deserve the title of the most astute of Livigno.

Between Quiz cards and Occasions to be taken on the fly, the game rewards cunning, shrewdness and ability to face adversities and transform them into opportunities. Filòn well represents the locality and its history, also dotted with individuals with tenacity, ingenuity, entrepreneurial spirit and flair for business. 
The first inhabitants of Livigno, of unknown origin, settled here despite the harsh climate, building their houses in the valley in single file, directly on the meadows, carefully mowed once a year to obtain forage necessary to feed the cattle.
In the course of the centuries, also because of its isolated position and a subsistence economy, at theterritory of Livigno were recognized special rights, from which derives the status of customs-free zone. In spite of certain fiscal advantages, the village did not change either its aspect or habits and in the next one hundred and fifty years, the inhabitants remained almost all peasants and farmers.

Once the Foscagno Pass and the Munt la Schera Tunnel were introduced, within a few decades, ski facilities, comfortable hotels and lodgings, entertainment and accurate services were built. Today, old stables and barns have been partly converted into perfumeries and luxury boutiques, the houses have multiplied to welcome the ever more numerous visitors. The snow, which in the past had condemned this territory to isolation in the past, has turned out to be one of its most precious resources, combined with uncontaminated nature and the high quality of services and infrastructure.

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Filón"- al plu guz da Livign is a journey to get to know modern Livigno and to better understand the dynamics that have brought it to its present status; the game is sold at the price of € 40,00 in the following stores: Cartoleria 2+2, Studio Più Gioco, Bazar Longa and L'artigiano.

Contrabbando, the bandit gin is born: the distillate that pays homage to history and wild nature

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The Gin of Livigno encloses the true essence of this territory, made locally starting from the picking of juniper berries. Low and thorny this tenacious plant results extremely adaptable in the high mountains, resisting winds and the weight of snow.

Once ripe, the seeds of its berries release an essential oil with an intense and pungent perfume, used to make gin: the result is a wild aroma, which calibrates perfectly with alcohol, without the use of additional botanicals. From this year the most famous distillate in the world, is also produced in Livigno with spring water, alcohol and juniper berries of the territory. The first two hundred bottles of "Contrabando, the banned gin" will be numbered, for the joy of passionate collectors. Clear reference to the most ancient Livigno, a glass of this gin tells the incredible stories of the mountain smugglers, men who faced a treacherous journey to transport sugar, coffee and bottles of alcohol in large sacks of rough canvas, crossing the wilderness of the steepest ridges in the night, with tenacity, cunning and aspirit of adaptation.

Exclusively available in Little Tibet and in the best distilleries of the area, Contrabbando is the perfect gift for those who love intense flavors and aromas that encapsulate all the essence and history of this famous alpine resort, which has become a reference point for skiing, outdoor activities and high standards of accommodation and services for sportsmen and amateurs.

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