Our Last Day in the Dolomites

Author: , September 18th, 2014

Dolomites - DollyGood evening, all,

Yes, I am almost packed and ready to leave in the morning….physically, that is. Emotionally, not nearly ready to leave this gorgeous area. I find the Dolomites to be so majestic, yet so relaxing to be here. I think I said this last year, also, that I know my blood pressure is so much lower when I am up here. My thoughts are clearer, I feel healthier, and every trail I see I want to be on it.

Today was a bit cloudy, the mountains wanted to retain their mantle of clouds, so we stayed down in the valley. We took a bus up to the village of St. Ulrich, or Ortesei (either name is correct) and I am not quite sure whether Val Gardena is also the same village, but if not, it is very close. There will be World Cup skiing competition in Val Gardena in December of this year, so I will watch for that.

Ortesei is indeed a lovely town, bigger than Castelrotto and more touristy, but the buildings are beautifully kept up. Some building date back to the 1500’s, another was from 1745. Amazing.

So, now that I have to leave, I will give you a photo to remember the peaceful, lovely countryside near Castelrotto and I will hope to return here very soon.

Now, tomorrow we are going to Bologna and will do the fantastic Italian Food Experience on Friday. We will visit a Parmigiano -Reggiano factory, the balsamico factory and the prosciutto factory, all in Modena, near Bologna. Look for posts from there.

I will close on that note, and wish everyone a Buona Notte. (Anyway it is my bedtime, if not yours.)

Ciao for now,


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