hiking & active travel Tag

ITALY / 13.03.2012

Do you like mountains, winter sports, excellent food and good music?[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The Latemar Mountain Range, in the Dolomites. Photo courtesy photolupi on Flickr[/caption]In March, during Dolomiti Ski Jazz, the Fiemme Valley (Val di Fiemme) has them all. Now at its 15th edition, the music Festivalprovides a rich program of concerts in warm...

ITALY / 15.07.2011

Often overlooked by people visiting Tuscany, Lucca is indeed a little gem full of history and wonderful architectural examples from the Renaissance: the old walls, the Cathedral di San Martino, the wonderful church of San Michele in Foro, the famous Piazza Anfiteatro with its unique oval shape.[caption id="attachment_4980" align="alignnone" width="597"] Lucca, The Nottolini Aqueduct[/caption] [pullquote]There's nothing...

SWITZERLAND / 25.07.2010

Are you fond of wild mountains, looking for peace and lots of outdoors activities to do? Then Saas-Fee, one of the most charming mountain resorts in Switzerland, is the place. Wonder why? I just spent a few days over there and believe there are at least 5 reasons to visit Saas-Fee.1. A village with no...

ITALY / 16.03.2010

La Thuile is one of my favorite places for skiing in the Italian alps for a lot of reasons, but first because thanks to its peculiar position snow is great even in spring.However, like any place La Thuile has lots of pros and a few cons. So here are a few tips to fully enjoy...

ITALY / 02.12.2009

Whether it is for hiking or skiing I find the mountains always fascinating, no matter in which country or continent.The Dolomites are special for many reasons and they are gorgeous every season of the year. Let's start with winter and 5 good reasons to spend a holiday in a ski resort in the Dolomites:@ Awesome...

ITALY / 18.11.2009

Winter sports are not only about Alpine skiing and I know that there are lots of nordic ski fans. I tried only once and had a lot of fun by trying not to lose balance having only my foot tip hooked up to that tiny ski. Besides, you can enjoy a lot more nature and the scenery...

ITALY / 09.11.2009

Spreading over 3 valleys with its 180 km of slopes and fantastic views over the Alps, Monterosa Ski resort is a great choice for all skiers and especially for families with kids, as well as for snowboarders, who will enjoy the large slopes.And if you are wild about off-piste skiing, you won't be disappointed.For lodging,...

ITALY / 29.10.2009

Ski season is approaching and all passionate skiers are impatiently waiting for resorts opening. Italy offers great places for ski lovers, especially in the Alps and the Dolomites. Finding the right resort, according to ones tastes and needs, might be tricky thus I will be writing a few posts on the main Italian ski resorts...