Travel Blogs from Lutago
ORTISEI, JUNE 12
Yesterday we spent a very relaxing day at the pool at the Villa Sostaga. We had a wonderful dinner and were introduced to a new wine from the Lugano district which was quite delicious. It was very hot yesterday so the pool felt refreshing. In the afternoon we noticed a drone flying over the villa. It turns out the owner was having ...
... and some mad bikers (sorry Chris) who either want to overtake us or cars on the other side (few lorries thankfully) The hills were no match for the 160 BHP of S-Max and (Note to Bill) the brakes worked well too!We reached the A12 at Imst without incident and were back on the beaten track.Avoiding Insbruck Sud (mad junction from our last trip) we endured more trepidation as ...
... the winter snows. I was disappointed by the heavy layer of clouds that covered the Dolomiti but in awe of their scale and grandeur. I frustrated Brian by my frequent requests to stop to take photos but it is hard not to. I have resolved to return to see them in their full summer splendour. But that is for another time
So take the drive with us to the most easterly point of our journey - Venice!
... going. Snow shoeing might have made it a little easier but without those available, we gave it up as a lost cause. Staying the night in Brunico before making our way now towards the lakes district of Como and Maggiore. The problem we are being presented with though is which way to go. So many of the passes have been closed due to the heavy snow they have had. There are some passes in the Dolomites that are cited as being "not for the ...
... the hotel was fantastic and set in beautiful surroundings. In the height of the ski season I think we would have paid through the nose for it but being out of season, the town itself was like a ghost town and everything was shut. Talk about being fortunate to get a room at what turned out to be probably the only hotel still open in the area! Now speaking of ski season - they had an incredible ski season apparently and there is still around 6 feet of snow in many places. So much so ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center