Central and Northern Italy: Route Overview
I continue the promised publication of motor routes in Europe. Today there will be north and center of Italy (arrival and departure and Venice). April 30 (Monday) Padua. A small…

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Obstacle-free running
Who would have told me a week ago that I can easily run cross-country skiing 10 km, I would not believe it. But the mountains, it seems, really awaken the…

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Trenitalia: super-economics have become even cheaper
With the help of Trenitalia it is very convenient to travel around Italy, and even stop by in neighboring countries. But you need to think about your route in advance,…

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The Black Five – the five “black” tracks of Kronplatz

Kronplatz is the largest local resort of Dolomiti Superski, with a total of 105 km of pistes. Most of the descents are quite comfortable and are marked in blue on the diagram, however, it will be interesting for both average skiers and experienced experts to ride here: it is unlikely that anyone will refuse to drive long arcs at good speed along an ideally prepared and wide slope. Well, if you want something more serious, then the experts of The Black Five are five Kronplatz black tracks. Continue reading

Olympia della Tofane – Olympic track in the Dolomites

Olimpia delle Tofane is one of the most famous and most beautiful downhill runs on which the World Cup competitions are held. For the first time the track was opened for athletes in 1956, during the Winter Olympic Games. Then men competed here – the legendary Austrian Tony Sailer won. Since 1969, the Tofan regularly hosts competitions of the White Circus – the Alpine Skiing World Cup. Until the beginning of the 90s, both male and female races were held in Cortina d’Ampezzo, however, since 1993 Olimpia delle Tofane has become an exclusively “female” track – athletes compete in downhill and super giant. Continue reading

Hills of florence
Already in the XIV century, a large number of "rich villas, towers, courtyards and gardens" in the vicinity of Florence made a strong impression on travelers, according to Giovanni Villani,…

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Madonna di Campiglio - a glamorous ski vacation
When the sea becomes cool and the alpine peaks are covered with thick snow, the powers that be change the beach resorts to ski resorts. The rich and famous go…

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Sardinian goodies
Italian cuisine is the best cuisine in the world, with each province having its own signature dishes, which envy the cuisine of any randomly selected country. In this context, Sardinia…

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Val di Fiemme - winter holidays for a reasonable price
The Val di Fiemme Valley has become a real mecca for cross-country skiing fans. In these places, which are usually called the gates of the Dolomites, excellent trails are laid…

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