Tag Archives: Val Gardena

Hiking the Val Gardena

Most Americans who travel to Italy don’t think about hiking here, but they should. Italy has more than 30 National Parks and even more regional parks — all with miles of hiking trails. Each time we visit this amazing country, … Continue reading

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Two More Hikes in the Dolomites

Top of Col Raiser For a change of pace, and some hikes with different vistas, we took the Col Raiser funicular on the north side of the (Val Gardena) valley. This funicular is a pleasant walk just east of Santa … Continue reading

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Day Hikes in the Dolomites

The Dolomites are a huge mountain range in northeastern Italy, near the border of Austria. In 2009, this protected area of natural beauty was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once you visit this part of Italy, you’ll understand why. … Continue reading

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The Dolomites

For the first week of June, we rented a car to explore the northern region of Italy called the Alto Adige. We headed northeast of Emilia Romagna past Lake Garda up towards the Dolomites, a dramatic mountain range that stretches … Continue reading

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