Antonia Zardini

Stereoscopic camera.

Antonia Zardini, the First Italian War Photojournalist In the picturesque Ampezzo Valley, memories abound with admiration for the photographic talent of the great Stefano Zardini. However, the Zardini family legacy extends beyond individual brilliance, shaping generations of lens artists. Within this realm of photographic excellence, the roots of a true pioneer emerge: Antonia Zardini Verocai, …

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Simone  Alverà and his cross, the Cross of Gris

The Cros of Gris

Today, I’d like to share the story of the Cross of Gris with you. This is a true tale, an incident from many years ago, with details known to only a few.However, I must correct myself; I won’t be the one narrating this story. Instead, Luca Dell’Osta has graciously allowed me to publish an article …

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Cinque Torri, Via Miriam

Alice Colli climbing via Miriam

A classic climb that always likes On June 29, 1927, the Ampezzo guides Angelo and Giuseppe Dimai, known as “Déo,” drew a new difficult route on the sunlit southern face of Torre Grande (Cima Sud) of Cinque Torri.Accompanying the two young guides were a friend, Arturo Gaspari, also known as “Becheréto,” and a spirited twenty-nine-year-old …

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The Madonna of Solitude

The Madonna of Solitude

A devotional icon at the foot of Mt. Croda Rossa The church of Madonna of Solitude, built in Nuoro in the early 1600s, is a beloved small structure cherished by the people of Nuoro (Sardinia), who hold devotion to the Virgin and the unspoiled environment close to their hearts. By assonance, my thoughts also turn …

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The Dolomites railway

Ferrovia delle Dolomiti

The Dolomites train. While it’s true that you can find numerous articles on the Dolomites Railway online, a mention of the old Dolomites train couldn’t be missing on this website, which focuses on this splendid territory. The railway line became famous for the spectacular views it offered, crossing numerous bridges, tunnels, and breathtaking alpine landscapes. …

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The legend of the Knight of Brack

The Knight of Brack

The “Gran Bracun”, the Knight of Brack For a short walk, or for a “cultural” stop if you pass through these parts, I suggest today a curiosity regarding the Knight of Brack. Around 1930, a painting appear on the left shoulder of the High Bridge (Ponte Alto in Italian). Alfred Mutschlechner, the historic owner of …

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