Croda d’Ancona

Elisabetta on the summit of Croda de Ancona

In search of a quiet and solitary place, Croda d’ Ancona In contrast to many years ago when mountain people made their living from pasture and agriculture, today Cortina’s economy is based mainly on tourism which has undoubtedly brought wellbeing and a certain wealth with it. There is a flip side to the coin, however. …

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The walk around Tofana di Rozes and the ferrata Scala del Minighel

Mountain goat - Tofana di Rozes circuit

The Tofana di Rozes circuit is definitely one of my favourite outings because of its wonderful natural environment, interesting history in both war and peace and for the legendary Minighèl ladder and Tofana di Rozes itself which, for me, is the most beautiful mountain in the Dolomites.It is a beautiful outing, I believe, not too …

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Fanes Waterfalls, deep canyons and amazing gorges

Bridge over Rio Fanes

The Fanes waterfalls, canyons and streams This extremely panoramic and spectacular trip winds its way through deep canyons and gorges to the confluence of the Fanes, Travenenzes and Ra Vales valleys north of Cortina linking up hugely impressive sites in landscape and hydro-geological terms. The two walks underneath the Fanes waterfalls are truly spectacular. The …

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The normal route of Becco Muraglia

Becco Muraglia

Becco Muraglia, a hidden corner away from the most popular routes The climb I’m going to tell you about today is Becco Muraglia (2271 m), an isolated rocky crag at the foot of Mt. Nuvolau and the starting point of the historic Muraglia di Giau wall. Bèco de ra Marògna in Ampezzo dialect is clearly …

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