Pinzolo - A Traditional Town in the Italian Dolomites
You may wonder, as you enter Pinzolo, why the first thing you see is a statue of a knife grinder with his barrow. A bit strange you might think and something more likely to be seen on the streets of London. In fact, the knife grinders who pounded the streets of London originated from this small village in Trentino, a region in Northern Italy ...
Folgaria - a Fun Place to Ski in Italy
Folgaria is simply that – a fun place to ski. This attractive Italian resort has five separate ski areas and one of them, Costa, is accessed by the tourist train that runs regularly throughout the day. The only place I know where a little road train transports tourists and skiers. The latter are free with the ski pass.
Trentino Cuisine - Cheese, Ham and the Malga
Sometimes a highlight of a trip can be a really simple event. And that was certainly true of my early morning visit to a malga in Madonna di Campiglio a mountain resort in the Trentino region of Italy. A malga is a summer farm in the alpine meadows of the Dolomites in northern Italy.
Trentino Cuisine - Apple Strudel to Champagne and Apple Risotto
The Italian region of Trentino in the Dolomites has some of the most majestic scenery in the world. This has been recognised by its creation as a UNESCO heritage site. The wide variety of crops that thrive on its mountains and in its valleys support a very traditional cuisine …
Trentino Cuisine - Comfort Food, the first of Three Themes
The cuisine of Trentino, a region in Northern Italy, has three themes, comfort food, apples and ham and cheese. In this article I will consider its comfort food and in particular polenta …
The Sound of Stefano
I have always been proud of being British and my heritage than includes the Changing of the Guard, Trooping the Colour and fish and chips but the British Brass Band was never on my list, that is, until I met Stefano ...
Ten Tastes of Trentino in Italy
Trentino, a region in Northern Italy, is a pot pourri of history, art, culture and cuisine – a mixture of of Austrian order and Italian flamboyance having once been part of the Austro-Hapsburg Empire before joining Italy. Nestling in the stunning Dolomite Mountains …
Madonna di Campiglio - walking the Cinque Laghi path
For good walkers one of the most popular walks in Madonna di Campiglio is the Cinque Laghi or Five Lakes walk. It has several different routes one of which starts at the top of a cabin lift, the Cinque Laghi cabin lift. The views from the top of this lift are stunning, take a few minutes to enjoy them while sipping a coffee at the restaurant perched on the peak. Behind that restaurant an easy path leads to the first lake on the walk, Lago Ritorto...
Madonna di Campiglio - the origins of a mountain resort
What’s in a name? I knew a lot about the mountain resort of Madonna di Campiglio but not the origins of its name so I decided it was time to find out…
Oh Little Town of Dimaro
I was on my way to the bus stop in Dimaro to catch the ski bus when I felt someone was watching me. I stopped and turned round to see a life-size Mary with Josef standing by the village water trough …