2020, a long journey (gallery)

2020 was a different year for everyone. A year of changes, restarts, new stops, adaptations, opportunities.I think that to really evaluate this year, unique in the life of all of us, it is necessary to wait a lit longer. A hasty judgment, even if simple, could be both misleading and superficial.At least in my case.2020Continue reading “2020, a long journey (gallery)”

These first months as a hiking guide…

I look back, now that it seems everything has stopped all over again, I think back to these first months as a hiking guide (qualified and certified) and reflect.I see the most beautiful images in my mind, I imagine if and how it could have been somehow different, but above all I try to thinkContinue reading “These first months as a hiking guide…”

Welcome home!

Here we are again, in this place already seen, described, told.Yet so hard to keep out of the corridors of my mind. I walk and go away but in the end I always come back here. Often with my head, whenever I can even with my body and legs that add up gradients and kilometers,Continue reading “Welcome home!”

The most beautiful Via Ferrata in the Dolomites (2)

It is time to talk about via ferratas again, continuing the description started the last time. I would like to continue it, still partial and result of my personal experience, by speaking about 3 new via ferratas that arise in the heart of the Dolomites. The description, as in the previous post, develops in increasingContinue reading “The most beautiful Via Ferrata in the Dolomites (2)”

Back to the future!

Many times, along the trails, I have thought and rethought about how it would have to be a leader of a group in that exact moment: companion of other people in the heart of a world so precious to me, between shapes and colors of such a great passion.It happened several times.Mountain has always hadContinue reading “Back to the future!”

Three-day trek around the Catinaccio Group (video)

LET’S GO! When the alarm rings, around 5 am, I already have my eyes open, almost wide. Valentina sleeps quietly next to me. I can’t, I’m agitated and impatient to hear the phone ringing and announcing the exact time I set last evening.It is amazing how our body and mind anticipate important occasions before anythingContinue reading “Three-day trek around the Catinaccio Group (video)”

Hikes you should necessarily do in Val di Funes: the Munkel Weg trail

I have already spoken about Val di Funes describing what it has represented for me and still means today. A place of the soul where I find the best part of me every time, a place where I grew up and that has transmitted me many different and important teachings, from the value of respectContinue reading “Hikes you should necessarily do in Val di Funes: the Munkel Weg trail”

Walk in the Apennines above Reggio Emilia

How beautiful it is to walk in the Apennines above Reggio Emilia! The Apennines have their charm wherever they are, from north to south along the backbone of our country. There are unique lands that are able to offer extraordinary experiences from various points of view.I personally consider the Apennines and its environment as oneContinue reading “Walk in the Apennines above Reggio Emilia”

Trekking after quarantine: the value of freedom

“It is allowed to carry out physical activities, individually, within one’s own provincial territory”. I have read, read again and pronounced (outside and inside myself) this sentence dozens of times in the last few days. Back from these months of confinement that have fueled any paranoid syndrome, including that of conspiracy, I read it carefullyContinue reading “Trekking after quarantine: the value of freedom”

Walking through Italy, a chance to get closer

In this moment, so strange and particular, one of the things I miss the most is the possibility of walking: in nature, in a wood, on grassy ridges, along the road that leads from one village to the next.It is not just a hobby, but the need to escape from the daily routine, to findContinue reading “Walking through Italy, a chance to get closer”