Italy: A day in the Puster Valley

The accomodation In case you have only one full day in the Puster Valley in Italy, here some tips how to fill our day. One of the most important things in the Italian Alps is to have apartment that is facing the mountains - look here for inspirations. Just waking up with a view to the mountains in a cozy Italy home. Enjoying the great breakfast with fresh bread and a…


Italy: Hike around Sexten

After our amazing days in Slovenia we soon needed to go back home. But on our way back to Germany we stopped again for a couple of days in the Dolomites. This time we stayed in the Pustertal in Sexten (Italy). As we knew the place from our visit 3 years back. We knew it would be a great ending for this year's Europe trip. In Sexten we stayed in the…


Italy: Why visit the Dolomites?

The Dolomites are worth visiting in all the season. Main seasons for winter sport is December to April, best season for hiking is September to October. In order to avoid the crowds try to stay away in August, as this is the summer holiday season in Europe. Let me give you some reasons why to visit the Dolomites. The beautiful mountains No matter which valley of the Dolomites you are choosing,…


Italy: Mountain Love (Dolomites)

For me mountains always have been a place of peace. Just standing, sitting, hiking somewhere in the mountains and looking at the beauty of the peaks give me some kind of peace. Sunshine and blue skies helps as well ;) Enjoy here some view from the Val Gardena and Puster Valley in the Dolomites of Italy, which were taken in autumn (September/October time frame). (Click on the pictures to enlarge.)

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Italy: Hikes in the Val Gardena (Dolomites)

This year we decided to do a road trip in Europe, that should lead us to Italy and Slovenia. With spending time first in Val Gardena (Dolomites in Italy), then in Bovec (Soca Valley in Slovenia), Lake Bohinj (Slovenia) and the Puster Valley (Dolomites in Italy). Before we reach the Dolomites we had a ~500 km drive ahead of us, which took us 8 hours because of driving restrictions in Austria…

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Italy: The amazing Tre Cime di Lavaredo

Tre Cime di Lavaredo or Three Peaks or Drei Zinnen are one of the best-known mountain groups in the alps. Located in the Sexten Dolomites,  one of 3 areas of the Dolomites in Italy. The three peaks are:Cima Piccola / Kleine Zinne ("little peak")Cima Grande / Große Zinne ("big peak")Cima Ovest / Westliche Zinne ("western peak"). Tre Cime di Lavaredo Normally I am not a fan of most popular places in…