Italian sojourn to Alps and Dolomites

Italian sojourn to Alps and Dolomites

If you are in Milan opt for Alps and if you are in Venice opt for Dolomites. One can reach from one region to the other in about six hours driving down or in a public transport.

In other words, both Vaile d’Aosta and the Dolomites are easily reachable but the Alps are closer to Milan or Torino and Dolomites are closer to Verona and Venice.

Image Credits: Dolomiti Superski

It is advisable to book your stay in advance as on the spot bookings cost even more than hotels in Venice. The drive on the Grand Dolomite Road begins from Bolzano to Cortina. Cortina d’ Ampezzo is a must do stopover and a popular winter ski destination during summer. Other activities like hiking, biking and rock climbing are must do. The mountain pass of Passo Di Giau or Giau Pass is a great spot to get the perfect view of the Dolomites or Southern Limestone Alps. It is also the spot for trekkers to go for a warm-up preparing for treks to higher peaks.

A three hour drive from Venice takes you to the Dolomites. The Italian Dolomites offer a range of exciting activities for cyclists and mountain bikers with great tracks. It works as a sporty getaway with 18 peaks over 3000m for hiking, canyoning, caving, spelunking, cycling, fishing, golfing, horse riding, hydro speeding, ice-climbing, mountain biking, paragliding, hot air ballooning, kayaking, et al. It is a perfect destination for Alpine skiing.

Image Credits: Club Esse

Valley d’Aosta or Aosta Valley is a valley of 100 castles is just a 90-minute drive from Milan. This other end of the Italian Alps is a popular Italian destination bordering Switzerland and France. It is the gateway to the Western Alps. It is a great spot for long drives with snowcapped mountains, riverside hamlets, museums and natural parks. Urban legends and Myths have it that one had to pass the valley to go to the Alpine region where ancient lords built castles as toll collection checkpoints. Some of the must visit spots are Savoy Castle, Cly Castle and St Bernard Pass. The Italian Alps have truly grown on Millennials over the over saturated Italian towns.

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