"Dolomiti - Castles in the Sky" Top 5 Page for this destination Dolomiti by KristaB

Dolomiti Travel Guide: 45 reviews and 87 photos

Why Dolomiti?
We heard about Dolomiti Superski network of slopes and lifts, one of worlds largest ski systems, so we had to try that, too!
But possibilities for enjoyable vacation are numerous all year round.
I really hope to go back during summer, there are numerous hiking trails and cycling routes through stunning landscape, and gondolas are available for those who can't or don't like to climb.

People of Val Gardena speak Rhaeto-Romanic language that evolved from ancient language of Rhaetian people that was mixed with Latin of Roman conquerors, and got spread from Swiss Alps to Adriatic. Due to movements of tribes, the language stayed isolated in this valley, and survived until today. Most inhabitants are multilingual, speaking Italian, German and Rhaeto-Romanic. It sounded a bit like Portuguese to me, lovely melody and "sh" sounds.
Good morning = Bon di!
How are you? = Co va la pa?
Fine = Bona
See you = Assudei

Sella Ronda circle spreads over 40 km (15 km of transfers on ski lifts). We started without a plan, just to investigate, and ended completing the full circle on a very first day.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Stunning nature, friendly people.
  • Cons:Hmmm ... can't think of any, really.
  • In a nutshell:WONDERFUL!
  • Last visit to Dolomiti: Feb 2004
  • Intro Updated Mar 2, 2004
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  • Dec 9, 2010 at 3:26 PM

    its been a while since i've visited your pages, what a shame for me! i have never heard of this place, but it looks beautiful. didnt know there was 'another language' in the dolomites. how interesting!

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    Sep 1, 2006 at 4:59 AM

    Nice page, I love skiing! Love Hindu1936 's comment, lol!

  • hindu1936's Profile Photo
    Apr 7, 2006 at 4:26 AM

    God invented the wheel so man could have ski lifts. Please note that the egyptians had no wheel. no snow, no skiing. no wheel. nice photo. will write.

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2006 at 2:59 PM

    good info, great photos, plus great new ones on the vt london meet

  • mapakettle's Profile Photo
    Dec 29, 2005 at 10:35 AM

    I think I have stood in your footprints. They have made a lot of changes since you were there I think. Pa

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    May 23, 2005 at 2:43 PM

    Beautiful photos, I have not seen those roller lifts before, sounds like you had a fun trip. Kristina. Many thanks for signing my Verona post card from Darja, it was a lovely suprise! (~_~)

  • JetlagCity's Profile Photo
    Jan 5, 2005 at 1:34 PM

    Fantastic pictures of these breathtaking mountains, & great writing, esp. in your Marmolada travelogue! I've flown over the Dolomites & have wanted to visit them ever since. Greetings from Seattle!

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Dec 27, 2004 at 10:16 AM

    Those skis are awfully short! They must be shaped skis ;-] And 11AM!! You are a hearty skiier :-]

  • Alphons's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2004 at 7:54 AM

    Very nice page, i was there many times in summer and winter, i have done the sella ronda greetings Alphons

  • alza's Profile Photo
    Dec 2, 2004 at 10:15 AM

    amazing mountains! good pics and very sensible information. Tks, it's a real pleasure to read about this place :-)))

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