The first stop was Carezza Lake.
On our way to Pordoi Pass, we spotted another hanglider cruising over the peaks!
The next stop was Pordoi Pass at an altitude of 7,346 feet. The drive to it is considered to be one of the most scenic in the Dolomites with 28 hairpin bends. I am sure glad Paolo did the driving!We stopped and took the cable car to the top of Sass Pordoi, 9,678 feet, for a scenic overlook of the valley.
The stop was Gardena Pass at 7,008 feet.
This is the Benedictine Church of Saint Maurice at the Monastery Major that was started in 1503.
The final stop was the village of Ortisei.
It is considered to be the international center of wood carving. FIS World Cup skiing annually takes place in the area.
This last image is of an old convent in the hills as we drove back to Bolzano.