Fresh Air in the Italian Alps August 3rd 2012 *Sniff*, ahhhhhhh - escaping from the city to northern Italy was like a breath of fresh air, literally. As an avid hiker, the great outdoors have always been like food for my heart and soul, and I fed both during our journey through the mountainous region known as the Italian Dolomites.
Dolomite, a magnesium containing variant of limestone, towered above us as our train snaked through the valley ... read more
Europe » Italy » Trentino Alto Adige » Seis Am Schlern Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more