#StayingHome

COVID-19 is all over the news, and yes the situation is serious. No one (state or country) should underestimate it. It will get there too. We are all asked to stay home! Or #StayHome to reach the social media addicts. That means avoiding social events, gathering, going to crowded bars for our beloved aperitivo. What […]

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Cortina–The Pearl!

The pearl of the Dolomites Cortina D’Ampezzo defined by all as the pearl of the Dolomites for its infinite scenic beauty, here are some photos that explain just in part it’s fame. Cortina D’Ampezzo is the contrast between the high season, with its continuous flow of people, its chaos of tourists in the streets of […]

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Malga Eats

Where to eat when hiking in the Dolomites It is easy to find good, yet simple, food while hiking in the Dolomites. in fact there are plenty of ”Rifugi Alpini”1/, Malghe”2/, and ”Casere” 3/, along the trails and/or high up in the most remote spots. Food is simple, usually, cheese, cold cuts such as speck, […]

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The Dolomites; Rocks or Clouds…

“Are they rocks or are they clouds?” Are they true or is it a dream? “ Dino Buzzati, an Italian writer and novelist. From “What are the Dolomites?” The Dolomites, also called pale mountains, are a group of mountain groups of the Eastern Alps. Located between Veneto, Trentino-Alto Adige and Friuli; among the provinces of […]

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What’s Ferragosto

Ferragosto is celebrated every year on the 15th of August. It coincides with the Catholic feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. The tradition of Ferragosto is one of long memory; Feriae Augusti (“Festivals [Holidays] of the Emperor Augustus“) were introduced by the emperor Augustus in 18 BCE. But, it’s popularity rose under the […]

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Sundays on Climate Change

I wanted to spend a Sunday in Sappada to breath fresh air and enjoying the snowy peaks.  Sappada, a town nestled in the Belluno Dolomites, is a beautiful tourist resort, very popular both in summer and winter. In winter, however, the city is transformed into an important ski resort that offers numerous ski slopes with […]

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Stradivari Forests are Gone

A fifth of the ‘forest of violins‘ no longer exists. That is the assessment by Forestry Technicians in Val di Fiemme (Trentino Alto Adige) and in Val Saisera (in the province of Udine) after bad weather has destroyed the two spruce forests from which Stradivari already obtained the wood to make violins.  It is there […]

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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 […]

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Five-Days hike

Starting a five-days hike in the Friulian Dolomites (Northern East), bordering Austria. The mountains here are most spectacular landscapes in the world, as UNESCO world heritage property. Their spectacular light colored pinnacles and peaks that contrast beautifully with the forests and meadow below are a delight for the visitors. This area is constantly monitored to […]

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