Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • The Fodors forums are migrating to new software!
    by ibobi Fodor's Editor | Posted on May 26, 17 at 05:45 PM
  • New Fodors VBulletin forum coming soon -- discuss!
    by ibobi Fodor's Editor | Posted on May 26, 17 at 05:44 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Train/car from Madrid to Toledo tomorrow
  2. 2 6 day trip to Italy... Venice to rome
  3. 3 Trip Report Madrid, Andalucia, Barcelona in May
  4. 4 London 6 day itinerary
  5. 5 Burgundy/Beaune & Dijon
  6. 6 Trip Report Living in Paris......for a week
  7. 7 ATM help
  8. 8 Lonely Planet‘s Best in Europe list-your thoughts please
  9. 9 Shortest wait for the Vatican without prebooking online?
  10. 10 June Honeymoon in Greek Islands
  11. 11 anyone stay here? ytri vik cottages
  12. 12 Stumbling on the path to a Russian visa
  13. 13 Very British Neighborhood in London
  14. 14 Trip Report Iceland trip report!
  15. 15 Trip Report Keira-Caitlyn Travels to Turkey...adventures in Istanbul and Ephesus
  16. 16 How Best to spend 13 days in Italy
  17. 17 Athens tour guide advice
  18. 18 Buying Train Tickets at Schipol - Machine
  19. 19 Madrid or Barcelona first?
  20. 20 Threat Level in UK
  21. 21 8 days vacation to Switzerland & Austria
  22. 22 Spain itinerary and railway advise
  23. 23 Favourite Alpine and Mediterranean place?
  24. 24 Bernese Oberland
  25. 25 Driving a rental car from Croatia to Slovenia
View next 25 » Back to the top

Dolomites in May? Worth it?

Jump to last reply

Hi- We bought our plane tickets for May, knowing that May is a beautiful time to visit Italy. Unfortunately, we didn't take into account that farther north, it's still, kind of, winter.

We are trying to find lodging in the Dolomites, and keep getting messages back that everything is closed. My question - is it worth visiting the Dolomites in mid-late May, IF we find someplace that is open? Is it too risky with the weather (meaning we won't see anything because of fog/clouds). Will any shops and restaurants be open in any of the towns? We were looking at going over to the Austrian Alps for a couple days as well, but that's not sounding great either. Maybe even worse.

We're coming to celebrate our 30th anniversary, and this is a big deal for us, never having been to Europe, so we want it to be amazing.

We are planning on the first few nights in Venice (flying into Milan), and have a total of 10 nights. We like small, quaint villages/towns, with amazing scenery (since I'm an amature landscape photographer and we both love vistas, beautiful scenery, etc.) Not as much into history or museums or cities. If we decide not to go to the Dolomites, are there other areas, drivable from Milan (and not too pricey) that you recommend? I was looking at Cinque Terre too, but thought it might be too crazy crowded - especially since I hear that we're going during holiday weekends.

Thanks! I'm getting discouraged and kind of disappointed. Wishing we hadn't jumped on those tickets without checking the weather conditions farther north.

8 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement