Tarvisio is known for its heavy alpine snow, which attracts many tourists for skiing and snowboarding, especially school groups.
It was host to the 2003 Winter Universiade and the Women's 2007 Alpine Skiing World Cup.
A fantasy fanatic has spent more than £25,000 on plastic surgery as he wants to become a real-life elf.
Luis Padron, 25, from Buenos Ares, Argentina, became obsessed with the world of elves, angels and fantasy beings after being bullied as a child.
Located at the border with both Austria and Slovenia, Tarvisio and its neighbouring municipalities of Arnoldstein and Kranjska Gora form the tripoint of Romance, Germanic and Slavic Europe.
The height west of the town centre marks the watershed between the Slizza creek, a tributary of the Gail River which is part of the Danube basin, and the Fella River, tributary of the Tagliamento discharging into the Adriatic Sea.
The 25-year-old, who sells cosplay merchandise, said: 'I want to be an elf, an angel and a fantasy being, my aim is to look inhuman, ethereal, graceful and delicate.'I have my own beauty ideal and want to achieve that no matter what.'I want to have my ears cut to become pointy like an elves, my jaw to look more sharp like a diamond, a face-lift and an eye-lift to give my eyes a cat-like shape.'I am also consider having muscle implants too.'There's also a surgery to make you taller and I will remove four of my ribs too, so that I can shape my waist to make it thinner.'He added: 'People have stared at me ever since I was a teenager, so it's very normal to me now.I like people staring at me and don't care what they think.'Even when I'm not dressed up like an elf people stare at me.I have had long white hair for five years, I use larger contact lenses and I am very tall.'I use make-up to enhance my features so they are more angelic and wear clothing that's more stylish or antique.'I consider myself trans-species, in the same way transgender people feel, I need to become how I feel inside, I don't expect people to understand but I ask they respect it.'The fantasy genre makes me happy and because I didn't have many friends when I was younger I submerged myself into it.'Mr Padron fell in love with the fantasy genre during his early teenage years, while struggling with bullies who mocked him because he dyed his hair and had different dress sense.If you are straight (or in some cases, perceived to be), you can live without ever having to think twice, face, confront, engage, or cope with anything listed below.These privileges are granted to you, and many of them are things you’ve likely taken for granted.