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Help with Dolomites - Alto Adige itinerary!

Aug 12th, 2009, 09:34 AM
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Help with Dolomites - Alto Adige itinerary!

We are hiking in the Dolomites - Cortina area in early Sept. after which we will have 2-3
days for sightseeing in the general Alto Adige area. Can anyone recommend "don't miss" sights (aside from hiking trails), perhaps a wine route, great restaurants and hotels - either in Cortina area for hiking portion or Bolzano/Alto Adige area for our 2-3 days of sightseeing. We do not have any hotels booked yet.

Thank you.
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Aug 12th, 2009, 10:12 AM
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To sleep I recommend B&B CALDARA, not far from the center of Cortina. Look at its website www.bbcaldara.com . Very comfortable.
To dine, a very lovely place, a true maso under Tofane. You will enjoy it; its label is EL BRITE DE LARIETO. It is reall a "don't miss" place !

Ciao.

Vincezo
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Aug 12th, 2009, 10:43 AM
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I hope you have seen the recent trip report by the Go family.

http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...o-daughter.cfm
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Aug 15th, 2009, 02:06 AM
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Hi TN - Have you decided on your second base after Cortina? Are you planning to stay in another of the mountain resorts further west from Cortina - or in the Bolzano area itself?

There are a number of sightseeing options and beautiful drives throughout the Alto Adige area. The Sud Tirol 'wine route' starts south of Bolzano - and includes centres such as Appiano and Caldaro.

You will find lots of ideas on the Go family trip report link Bob gave you.

Let us know if we can be of more help ...

Steve
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Aug 15th, 2009, 05:22 AM
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We enjoyed staying in Bressanone (Brixen) years ago. the Convento di Novacella is well worth a visit. The town is much smaller than Bolzano.
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Aug 15th, 2009, 01:11 PM
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Earlier this year, we stayed in Cortina for one night then 3 nights in Castelrotto at -

http://www.garni-silbernagl.com/

Petra, the owner, was friendly and very hospitable and recommended to us to visit the Alpe di Siusi. It was the best day of our whole trip, the mountain vistas were really awe inspiring. We caught a cable car up the mountain then walked and just enjoyed the scenery, fresh air and tiny wildflowers. Such a brilliant day and as it was early in the season, there was hardly anyone around so it was very peaceful.

The Haus Silbernagl had spotless, light filled, comfortable rooms, with great valley views. There is an indoor heated pool and it's about a 5 min walk into town where there are restaurants, supermarket, bank etc. We paid about 70 euro a night in the off season, including breakfast.

Kay
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Aug 16th, 2009, 02:59 AM
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Ah - the unforgettable Petra! Lovely place isn't it, Kay?
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Aug 16th, 2009, 11:57 PM
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Hi Steve, yes Petra and her B&B are both lovely. We really enjoyed our few days in the Dolomites, the scenery is spectacular. Our day climbing in the Alpe di Siusi was one of those days you don't forget, it was so quiet, hardly a soul around and we were surrounded by towering snow covered mountains. The sky was blue and there was a slight breeze to cool us off. Simply beautiful to be amongst nature.

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Aug 17th, 2009, 02:49 AM
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Hi Kay -

Ah - the memories! That's why I keep going back

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