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)”

Walking to France, on the “Riviera dei Fiori” cycle path (video)

Very often, when I go back home to my parents near Imperia, I decide to dedicate a whole day or part of it to a path that I love very much and that I enjoy every time: the cycle path of the “Riviera dei Fiori”, in Liguria.It is a 24 km route, born on theContinue reading “Walking to France, on the “Riviera dei Fiori” cycle path (video)”

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”

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”

Places for contemplation: Wackerer and Totensee lakes

In the Dolomites there are lot of wonderful alpine lakes, both natural and artificial. Many of these are known worldwide, a popular destination for holidays, day trips or simple visits of a few hours. Among the most famous ones we can certainly mention the Braies and Misurina lakes or the Rèsia, Carezza and Anterselva lakes,Continue reading “Places for contemplation: Wackerer and Totensee lakes”

The most beautiful Via Ferrata in the Dolomites (1)

The via ferrata is an equipped hiking route (“EEA – Escursionisti Esperti con Attrezzatura”) which very often climbs along the rocky walls. The progression is facilitated by the presence of metal equipment (ropes, rungs, ladders, brackets, etc.) and the difficulty of each route depends on multiple factors: physical effort, exposure, length. In the following article,Continue reading “The most beautiful Via Ferrata in the Dolomites (1)”

Val di Funes: a place of my heart (video)

My father discovered this valley by chance, almost 30 years ago now. It was the beginning of the 90s, my parents used to spend their summer holidays in the Dolomites, after years spent in “Val d’Aosta”. Their favorite destinations were “Val di Fassa” and “Val Badia”.One day, guided by his usual curiosity, dad decided toContinue reading “Val di Funes: a place of my heart (video)”