Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 FAQs
  2. 2 I'm back.....
  3. 3 Where to stop between Dijon & the Loire Valley (Chinon)?
  4. 4 Car Rental in Italy: Insurance Needed/Suggested
  5. 5 Trip Report 6 Aussies escape to France - Paris, Provence & Dordogne
  6. 6 Where should I go in Spain for 2 weeks? Add Lisbon?
  7. 7 Immigration from Italy to Ireland to US
  8. 8 Quaint Towns within 2hr Driving from Amsterdam
  9. 9 Need Ireland Itinerary Help
  10. 10 Switzerland itinerary help
  11. 11 Slovania & Croatia
  12. 12 2 week in Europe Itinerary help
  13. 13 Asian food and shopping in Dublin ????
  14. 14 5 days in Provence
  15. 15 Parking in Italy
  16. 16 Bus from montalcino to Firenze
  17. 17 Another Alhambra Ticket Question
  18. 18 1 week in Malaga
  19. 19 Lisbon hotel: Tivoli or Bairro Alto hotels?
  20. 20 Cancelling apartment in PARIS
  21. 21 Looking for a apartment recommendation for Dijon
  22. 22 Transportation in Bologna
  23. 23 Amsterdam vs. France
  24. 24 Where to stay in Dijon, France
  25. 25 Amsterdam Hotel
View next 25 » Back to the top

Where to stay in the Dolomites

Jump to last reply

Roughly sketching out a 2-week trip next May. First task is to get airline tickets, probably fly into Verona and fly out of Turin.

Would spend the first 2 or 3 nights in Verona. Or I could shorten it as I've been before. VRN seems to be as good an airport to reach the Dolomites as any, unless someone has a better suggestion. The main constraint is that these would be award airline tickets, so my options are probably Milan, Venice, Verona. Maybe INN if AZ has flights from FCO to INN.

So I would pick up the rental car in Verona and head up towards Bolzano. Searched accommodations in Bolzano and Ortisei. Seems like the hotels/inns in Bolzano are pricey. There are some places north/northwest of Bolzano which are already sold out. They appear to be in the wilderness.

A few are still available, like 5-10 km away. I don't have plans to do any serious hiking. I get enough workout mainly walking miles to see the sights, take pictures. Mainly would be interested in cable cars or funiculars to get to some scenic points.

So the question is, is there less convenience to be away from the bigger towns? Will you be stuck with whatever the hotel offers for meals or is it easy to drive into towns like Bolzano and Ortisei for dinner?

I noticed some of the Bolzano hotels near the center charge a lot for parking, so it sounds like other popular Italian towns which are difficult to drive into, with difficult parking, ZTL, etc.

Some places offer shuttles into Bolzano. I haven't looked extensively at accommodations in Ortisei or some of the other towns but it seems like you'd have similar choices, between really being away from towns to being in more central locations. But I wonder if it's as difficult to stay in these towns in the mountains with a car as it would be in areas like Tuscany.

30 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement