Blogs from Seis Am Schlern, Trentino Alto Adige, Italy, Europe


Europe » Italy » Trentino Alto Adige » Seis Am Schlern 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 floor. Architecture and language gradually shifted while we entered what was formally Austrian territory, a cultural gradient resulting from annexation after the First World War. Suddenly, German was the lingua franca, and our traveler’s phrase book was put to good use. Our stay at the Hotel Rier turned out to be an excellent bargain, with friendly service and resort-like accommodations a pleasant change of pace. Of course the ... read more
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