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Valpolicella: above the clouds

Valpolicella: above the clouds
This winter is marvellous! I’m spending it in Valpolicella, a region of vineyards. Its location is special: from the west, it confines with Garda Lake and Monte Baldo, a relatively high mountain range. In the south, there is a large plateau with Verona town that is beautifully illuminated by night. The plateau expands into the south to meet the Adriatic Sea. In the east and north, further and higher mountain ranges expand. ... Read more

Top 13 Hiking Tips for Beginners

Top 13 Hiking Tips for Beginners
This is a guest post written by Alex from AuthorizedBoots.com who shared with us Top 13 Hiking Tips for Beginners. I know there are many people here who are trekkers and hikers themselves thus I’m sharing this article with great pleasure. It is important to remind ourselves some basic stuff from time to time so here are tips by Alex. Enjoy reading and plan your next hike wisely! Top 13 Hiking Tips for Beginners If you are ... Read more

The Dolomites, an adventure

The Dolomites, an adventure
Encouraged by the previous adventure in Mount Civetta, we decided to continue our journey and stay overnight in another refugee. We had one day off for a bad weather and charming meeting with friends who came to visit us. It left time to plan another adventure. Soon, we decided to explore the part of the Dolomites called Sasso Piatto and Sasso Lungo. A few years ago we visited this massif climbing it from the west and Val Duron but ... Read more

Tatra Mountains: a weekend retreat with friends

Tatra Mountains: a weekend retreat with friends
It looks like this spring has been a series of weekend retreats. As the writing of my book occupies the major part of my weeks I find a few free days to enjoy the weather. Last weekend I spent in Tatra, the highest Polish mountains, located in the south of the country. This was a great weekend because my Italian friends joined me and we walked together. It was their first time in the Polish highest peaks. Here is a review of our ... Read more

Daily Life in Sardinia

Daily Life in Sardinia
Read the previous episode. Fluminimaggiore The location of my apartment was very unfortunate. It was located along one of the streets that cut the town east – west. Even though it was not the main street, the traffic was pretty heavy. It did not bother me during the day, but the late nights and early evenings were particularly difficult to enjoy. In the late evenings, some youngsters trapped in this city drove their scooters ... Read more

Scenic route of the Dolomites

Scenic route of the Dolomites
If you ever come to the Dolomites you must drive this road! Route 242 (SS 242, Strada Statale) is one of the most beautiful roads I have ever seen. Moreover, you can enjoy amazing views both on foot and through the window of your car. The Italian Dolomites are well organized, the infrastructure is impressive and you will find visiting them delightful! And SO easy! If you are a skier you should know so called Sellaronda – a ... Read more

How to meet a marmot

How to meet a marmot
Last time I visited the Dolomites I was dying to see a marmot. I’ve read in a guidebook that the Dolomites are FULL of marmots and that some of the valleys are like their residence district. Although I saw ONE marmot I felt somehow disappointed. But the second day of my stay in Val di Fassa I called “A Day Of The Marmots”. After the first day and a short hike to Baita Pederive, the second day we picked up a longer ... Read more

Dolomites out of season

Dolomites out of season
June in the Dolomites is a low season. I found it hard to believe, but it is the truth. So few people and so few restaurants opened was a novelty to me. I visited the Dolomites many times before, but it was always either peak winter season or peak summer season. Thus, I discovered it all over again. Trekking in the high mountains is everything that I love most: beautiful view, wonderful colors, fresh air and a bit of a healthy ... Read more

Quick Look At… Marche!

Quick Look At… Marche!
Marche – one of the smallest Italian regions – is splendid! I neglected it somehow while I was living in Italy. And I deeply regret it!  Therefore, I was very happy to plan this trip and discover Marche. Slowly. With no rush. And with wonderful hosts from Marche Holiday: Giorgia and Laura. They were telling me all local stories and the things that the are most proud of. We were eating truffles, enjoying the sun and ... Read more

Brisighella: a fabulous one day trip

Brisighella: a fabulous one day trip
There are many places I have never been to. It is even more true for places that are close to a place where I live. Or lived. It is true that we often get seduced with a colorful photo of a far far away place and we are ready to cross the world just to be there leaving close sites unexplored. Trips like I had last week to Brisighella with my friends was one of these moments when I fully realized I share this unfortunate habit of ... Read more

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