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 …

Read more

Watch out for the wolf

Wolf in Cortina. Canis lupus.

The wolf in Cortina d’Ampezzo and its surroundings The fear is not so difficult to understand. After all, haven’t we all been scared of the wolf as children? Nothing has changed since Little Red Riding Hood faced the big bad wolf. What scares us today is exactly the same thing that scared us yesterday. This …

Read more

A catastrophic event: the Vaia Storm

Storm Vaia, a disastrous storm.

End of October 2018, Storm Vaia arrives The Vaia storm, also known as Tempesta Vaia, was a violent atmospheric disturbance that ravaged our region, bringing it to its knees in October 2018. Storm Vaia tore down approximately 15 million trees, creating a massive tangle of fallen trunks, shattered branches, uprooted roots, soil, and stones. Entire …

Read more

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 …

Read more

Raponzole’s climb

Raponzole's climb

A great short climb in Cinque Torri, the Raponzole’s climb The Raponzole’s climb is one of the many beautiful climbs in the Cinque Torri area.In my opinion, it is truly a magnificent ascent, unjustly underclimbed. Despite the walls of Cinque Torri often being teeming with climbers, this route remains unknown to many. Via delle Raponzole …

Read more

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 …

Read more