Dolomites

We're high in the Italian Alps, in Castlerotto -- a town I love because it's right in the midst of mountain splendor, yet
The UNESCO World heritage site of the Dolomite mountain range in Northern Italy is known for its impressive peaks, probably because they are unlike any other peaks in the world.
That night, our last, we cleaned up for a lovely dinner in the wine cave at Rotari Winery (www.rotari.it), in Trento DOC
My trip to Italy in July was an homage of sorts to my mother. She and I loved to travel to Italy and we had three great trips together. After she died in 2011, I said I would go back and do a "Mom trip," visiting our favorite places.
The Italians are many wonderful things - but slow, safe and sane drivers, they are not. Italian highways resemble race tracks more than roads, and cars can be expensive and a hassle in the country's ancient, pedestrian-oriented cities.
The Val Gardena in northeastern Italy is a sight to behold, no matter how you look at it -- or from what height. When people talk about beautiful landscapes, they generally mean one of two different, in fact totally opposite things.
Slackers young and old go to the festival to share their slacklining and highlining experiences, while also participating
(h/t r/EarthPorn, arbili) The Dolomite Mountains are filled with villages, gorgeous lakes and sheer cliffs that soar into
Both options feature convenient lift service, usually within the confines of a resort so no matter how you choose to experience the mountains, you'll be able to get to where you need to be quickly and easily.
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Any Dolomites trip should include a visit to Livinallongo. Picturesque scenery, old fashioned mountain hospitality, a long history and access to endless activities and adventure make this peaceful little town a must-see.
At the foot of the magnificent La Varella mountain lies the small mountain village of San Cassiano, boasting the typical Dolomites charm and an atmosphere of peace and tranquility as inviting as the breathtaking scenery that surrounds it.
The Dolomite Mountains may be known for their world-class ski slopes, but there's much more to this beautiful region. Winter in the Dolomites is sure to be jam-packed with fun, exciting and unforgettable activities.
For outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy the unique experience that traditional winter sports have to offer, snowshoeing is the perfect sport. Add in the magnificent natural beauty and perfect snow-covered terrain of the Dolomites, and you've got the perfect setting for an unforgettable snowshoeing adventure.
Modern day Bolzano presents a magical convergence of the area's rich, ancient past with its modern, vibrant present. One of the best times to visit is from mid-November through most of December, when the area is transformed into a winter wonderland and is bustling with visitors who come to experience the famous Christmas Market of Bolzano.
There are plenty of very good reasons to visit Italy, but it's quite surprising that relatively few tourists recognize Italy as a true "nature holiday" destination.
Of the many available via ferrata paths found in the Dolomites, the following five are relatively easy to tackle and are excellent for first-time climbers.
The Italian Dolomites, with over 90,000 acres of breathtaking mountainous terrain, offer a glimpse of nature at its very best.
Hiking in the Dolomites isn't just for expert climbers. Families too can enjoy the extraordinary beauty and outdoor adventure of the area and create lasting memories while they're at it.
For thousands of years, the Dolomites have been home to a unique people, the Ladins, whose culture is steeped in deep routed history and tradition. These are but a few of their stories and legends.