Südtirol and Dolomites – In Between North and South

Südtirol and Dolomites

Enrico Massetti
Südtirol and Dolomites

Alto Adige – Südtirol is a German-speaking province. The food here is more similar to Austrian food than Italian. Smoked speck is a specialty here. And don’t forget the mountains, both in winter and in the summertime there is always something to do.

Bolzano – Bozen in German, is a city where Italian and German cultures seamlessly blend.

I recommend beginning the visit to the Porta del Vino (the “Wine Gate”). It’s from a “lesser” work, yet one that has a tremendous symbolic interest. It’s inside Bolzano’s gothic Cathedral, artistically engraved with images of peasants at work between the vines.

We must give homage to wine produced here with excellent results – just one more reason for this region’s appeal.

Don’t miss is the Dominican Church, with its 14th-century fresco on the “Triumph of Death” in clear Giotto style.

Finally, Merano is a pretty and highly popular tourist center with ancient porticoes and a suggestive historical center.

This is a guide to the Italian mountain province of Südtirol. This guide describes the provincial capital city of Bolzano.

It also covers its surroundings of San Genesio, Sarentino Valley, Ritten, Rosengarten, Carezza Lake, and Steinegg.

The guide describes as well the Pusteria and Venosta valleys. It includes Merano and its surroundings of Senales Valley, Passeir Valley, Naturns, Lagundo, Schwemmalm, Vigiljoch, Ulten Valley, and Naturns.

The guide also includes the Seiseralm – Alpe di Siusi, with Kestelruth, Fie Allo Scillar. The Alta Badia Valley, as well as the Val Gardena with Santa Cristina, Selva, and Ortisei, are also covered.

It includes extensive descriptions and photos of the localities covered. The guide includes a section on Südtirol food and recipes.

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Südtirol and Dolomites
Südtirol and Dolomites
Südtirol and Dolomites

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Welcome to The Dolomites

The jagged peaks of the Dolomites span the provinces of Trentino and Alto Adige, jutting into neighboring Veneto.

Europeans flock here in winter for highly hospitable resorts, sublime natural settings, and extensive, well-coordinated ski networks.

You can come for downhill or cross-country skiing and snowboarding. You can also get ready for sci alpinismo (an adrenaline-spiking mix of skiing and mountaineering). Or perhaps, freeride, and a range of other winter adventure sports including those on legendary circuit Sella Ronda.

This is also a beautiful summer destination, offering excellent hiking, sublime views, and lots of fresh, fragrant air.

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