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Europe » Italy » Veneto » Calalzo di Cadore June 1st 2011

As we had some distance to cover today, plus a long hike, we left Calalzo at 7.30 to get some breakfast, then lunch for the walk. Collina is also close to the Austrian border turning off at Forni Avoltri and heading into remote country on a steep, narrow, winding road through small villages. Arriving at a parking place by a restaurant we fuelled up on drinks and headed off up the mountain hiking path. The first part of the track was rubbly but with a relatively easy slope to walk. However, that changed part way up and the latter part was not so easy. Puffing and panting our way to the Pass, we came across more barracks from the 1st WW. It would have been a hard life up there but extremely beautiful out over Austria ... read more
Proscuitto at San Daniele

Europe » Italy » Veneto » Calalzo di Cadore May 31st 2011

A hiking day today. We set off up to the Valley of Visdende, 30 minutes drive from Calalzo. By Italian standards, we were "in the sticks". It is a small isolated valley on the border with Austria. We arrived at a small group of buildings where we got some instructions on where to go and to get some lunch made since there was nothing open - too early in the season. The man there regaled us with the stories about when Pope JP used to visit to walk there since he love the peace. He also plied us with Grappa. The first was ok but those made with pine berries and wild asparagus were not! Needless to say, we thought we were on jet fuel to set us on our way. After some debate about where ... read more




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