Easy snowshoeing and sledding on Monte Piana

Sul Monte Piana con ciaspole e slittino.

Easy snowshoeing on Monte Piana Introduction If you’re looking for an easy snowshoeing adventure combined with sledding fun, exploring Monte Piana with snowshoes and sledding down to the valley is an excellent choice. Despite its name suggesting otherwise, the morphology of Monte Piana (2.324 m) doesn’t make it particularly suitable for climbing. However, it’s the …

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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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Son Pòuses, the stronghold of the Schützen

Son Pòuses, the stronghold of the Schützen

A short spring excursion to Son Pouses Today I suggest an easy hike to Son Pouses, which was a very important fortification of the Schützen during the First World War. Son Pouses is located on the southern slopes of Croda de r’Ancona. The hike is a two-hour circular route that doesn’t present any technical difficulties. …

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Ferrata Sass de Stria

Ferrata Sass de Stria

An easy via ferrata of great historical interest Ferrata Fusetti on Sass de Stria was set up in the summer of 2018 by two teams of Alpini soldiers looking for the remains of second lieutenant Mario Fusetti, gold medal for bravery winner. The ferrata is located on the south-west face of Sasso di Stria (2477 …

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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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