Dolomites a favorite place

Over the years in the summer we have always gone to the mountains in the Northeastern part of Italy called the dolomites. Alex has family living in a small village there and i absoultely love the time we spend there!

Everyone is so friendly and most of the village are Uncles, Aunties and Cousins to us so we are Always greeted warmly and theres Always someone to chat to or visit with.

This year i can’t wait to go up there with Peanut as we didnt get to go last year because i was heavily pregnant over the summer. Everyone there can’t wait to meet her finally as they love all the photos we have emailed them. Its funny how once you have a baby every time someone phones they just ask after him/her lol.

So this post i decided to share some of my photos of the dolomites so the mountains through my eyes and camera lense. 🙂

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Every so often the shepherds will bring there flock through the village to get to a different pasture. You can imagine the mess left behind but people are soon out there brushing the poop into the grass next to the river. I imagine its very good for the plants 🙂

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The views from our house arent bad either on everyside you can see the breath-taking mountains which just amaze me everytime we go there!

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Sappada is another village close to ours and a little drive to get there. Its very popular during the winter for the snow and skiing but we love to wander around it in the summer and soak up the atmopshere and enjoy the food there!

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Another place we like to visit is S. Anna al Lago which is a beautiful lake which has a hotel beside it which does amazing food! Its lovely to sit on the balcony area and eat lunch while looking at the lake and nature all around you.

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The village we stay in is called Campolongo which means long field. Its a small village but beautiful with all the natural beauty all around you. You can easily go for long walks and get lost in the views all around you which can be awe inspiring.

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Misurina is another place which people love to go and there are Always tourists here looking round the huge lake and countryside again which is very popular in the winter time!

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San Candido or Innichen as its known by both names is a small Italian/German village. Here the people speak German first and then Italian which is a little strange. But its a lovely town to visit and even the food has a German/Italian flavour and flair to it!

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One place we love to walk around is Val Visdende which you have to get to by a winding road into another part of the valley we stay in. Here its all open grass and forrest land where people let there horses, donkies & cows roam free. On a sunny day its a wonderful place for a long walk and then to stop at a rustic restaurant for some pasta.

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As you can imagine its a wonderful place for runs! I have run here several years in a row finding old roads, tracks or even just round the village.

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I cant wait for our visit this year and to be able to show Peanut just what an Amazing place it is and also find some new places for us all to explore and love 🙂

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gil
    Jan 21, 2014 @ 20:54:09

    Thanks for this interesting story about a part of Italy that I’ve never been to. The pictures are so beautiful that I am hungry after looking at the food.

    Reply

    • ciro1
      Jan 22, 2014 @ 15:53:42

      It really is an Amazing and lovely place to visit! The mountains are Amazing & it can be quite relaxing to be there 🙂 Im glad you liked it

      Reply

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