Val Gardena in South Tyrol lies between rugged mountains, the Dolomites. Well-maintained slopes have guaranteed snow due to the altitude and snow cannons.
Sicily the island in southern Italy is raw and unpolished but above all, it is still authentic, a rare treat these days in Europe.
Padova or Padua is a largely undiscovered little gem in northern Italy. Beautiful sights, great food (as at most places in Italy), lovely people, great activities, the ideal destination for a weekend getaway.