The Realm of Silence

Or trekking in the Dolomites.

In this “Realm of silence” You can only enter on tiptoe with the sweat dripping from your forehead without demanding too many comforts or easy panoramas.

The Dolomites is a mountain range. It features some of the most beautiful mountain landscapes anywhere, with vertical walls, sheer cliffs and a high density of narrow, deep and long valleys.

The allocation of the name Dolomiti Friulane to this group of mountains, which stretches between the Cadore, the Tagliamento River, the Val Tramontina and the Val Cellina, is rather recent history.

Steep slopes, large walls, steep scree, towers and pinnacles with the most bizarre forms, very poor anthropization, total lack of ski facilities and narrow streets of valley floor, often dissed, guarding almost jealously some Remote and wonderful corners that few know.

Their older sisters are the Dolomites in the Venetian and Trentino range.

A series of spectacular landscapes of international significance for geomorphology marked by steeples, pinnacles and rock walls, the site also contains glacial landforms and karst systems.

In August 2009, the Dolomites were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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I lived the most part of my life in Washington DC, now in Italy getting to know again my country. Plenty of surprises, for good and bad, and lots of nostalgia for DC.

4 thoughts on “The Realm of Silence

    1. I know, I love it too. Although I took those photos months earlier, I was supposed to do a five-days-hike, instead I fell and broke my ankle, I was carried down the mountain by the “soccorso alpino”. Not sure when I will venture that high again.

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