Travel Blogs from Fai della Paganella
... of time and settled in for our 2 x 1 and 1/2 hr train trips. Two things that have amazed us here are 1. The number of vineyards and grapes - they are everywhere! Soooooo many grapes, no wonder local wine is cheap here. 2. The number of castles - if there is a flat or even a small ridge or shelf up high there is a castle on it!! Our Tyrolian adventure is over as we have now travelled from North to South ...
We awoke to a total cloud whiteout which cleared from the top down to reveal the Dolomites and then the city below. I think it is safe to say we now appreciate the positioning of these strongholds - being high on a hill. After breakfast we set off for a walk to a swimming lake, stroll along the lake and return. Of course that is not what happened. Just as well we are travelling free and easy with the attitude that all experiences are different and good this holidays we have very ...
... features, such as the keep and the towers, and the Renaissance residential quarters. A very unusual historical and architectural highlight is the huge octagonal pillar supporting the vaulted ceiling of the entrance hall. Other interesting features include, the so-called Prigione della goccia (Prison of the Drop), the Camera del camino (the Fireplace Room), which is notorious - popular legends have it that the ghost of a mysterious ...
We spent one week in this cosy and special hotel. We planned every evening with the owner of the hotel where to hike the day after. And every time it was a special experience. We saw a lot of mountain lakes, deers, flowers and the owner one time came with us explaining all about the area: history, geography and bothanic. There are a lot of things to do: clibining, rafting, hiking, MTB tours and mcuh more. ...
After lunch we visited Runkelstein Castle, a medieval fortress built in the 1200's. It's main claimm to fame is the large number of period frescos painted about 100 years later. After various periods of disuse and damage, the castle and frescos were restored for public viewing in 2000.
What at made the biggest impression on me were the references to King Arthur and his knights of the round table. There ...
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