We just got back from our holiday trip to the Italian Dolomites in South Tyrol. We spend one week in the Sextner Dolomites at a place called Sexten. And another week in Val Gardena in Santa Christina. The beauty and diversity of the landscape of the Italian Dolomites will amaze you. It is so beautiful. There are many hiking trails and stunning landscapes to explore and visit. One of the most known is ‘Tre Cime di Lavaredo’, also known as ‘Drei Zinnen’. Unfortunately there was to much snow there, so we could not visit this amazing place. I managed to take some pictures from another location, where you can see the Drei Zinnen from a distance. There were plenty of other great locations that we did visit, such as Lago di Braies also known as Pragser Wildsee, Seceda mountain ridge in Ortisei, Plätzwiese, The village Santa Magdalena in Fal di Funes, Alpe di Suisi.
The Dolomites are a mountain range in Italy that is part of the Southern Limestone Alps. Typical for the Dolomites are the steep rock walls and peaks, which were created by erosion and weathering. The mountain range is split into two parts: the eastern and the western. The highest peak of the Dolomites, the Marmolada, is 3343 meters high. About 15 other mountains reach the 3000 meter limit. In 2009, the Dolomites were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.
What i like the most when i’m hiking in the mountains is the fresh mountain air and the silence. It gives a sence of peace and relaxation. Although it is hard to reach some summits, the reward after a difficult climb, is the spectacular view.
Here are some impressions: