Val Gardena

This was another day with our private guide, Paolo Gelmo, of Oiden Tour. Our mission was to traverse several of the passes through the Val Gardena area of the Dolomites. 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 […]

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Trento and Bressanone

The highlight of the visit to Trento was Buonconsiglio Castle, home to late-medieval fresco cycles. The next day, we visited the town of Brixen/Bressanone, the oldest town in the province. There was lots of shopping in this picturesque area with a medieval town center, Cathedral Square. The Cathedral of the Assumption in Brixen dates back […]

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Tre Cime di Lavaredo

Finally, it was time to drive up to the parking lot of the hut at Rifugio Auronzo Oid and make the hike. We wanted to be in position to photograph the Tre Cime (Three Peaks) at sunset, 6:15pm. A wide, relatively flat trail connects Rifugio Auronzo with Rifugio Lavaredo, the first half of the way […]

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Lakes Of South Tyrol

I am not a fan of mountain driving. Therefore, we booked two days of photo touring with a private guide, Paolo Gelmo, of Oiden Tour. Paolo did a great job of helping me create a custom itinerary for photo stops. I told him I wanted lakes with the mountains, reflections. I also wanted to get […]

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On our way back from Merano, we stopped in on the annual Chestnut Festival in Vollan/Foiana. Typical Austrian-style festivity complete with the music, dancing, and of course, the beer! We then did a short hike to see the ruins of Castel Maggio. Enjoy life!

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