Travel Blogs from Lorenzago di Cadore
Monday May 19
His view of the day:
So here we are. After 4600km from Lille across much of Europe and seeing lots of good stuff, we arrived in Venice this afternoon. It was a long drive (again) today from Bolzano (where I still think the residents believe they are Austrian and not Italian), up through Cortina (which I thought was just an average Ford car model I had ...
... I think you could spend an entire week there, if not longer, and never ski the same run twice. As for the runs, I don't think I saw anything less than black diamond! Steep is really not the word that would describe it! Damn scary! I think I would scream all the way down! Eventually we arrived in Cortina D'Ampezzo - absolutely nothing like we expected. No atmosphere at all. Of course, during the ski season, with snow everywhere in the town, it may be a totally different ...
... disjointed. All of the ski areas are not linked. It is typical to take a lifts, gondolas and horse taxis to get where you want to be -- usually lunch. Pistes are not marked but lifts are. I would say the actual skiing in Trois Vallees is more accessible but the overall experience here is superior.
The culture here is all about the Utia or ski huts and where you will eat lunch. The number ...
... each had umbrellas which we all needed and the road was very slippery as you can imagine. We stopped in a wonderful little cafe and ordered a customary italian pre drink starter spritz which went straight to my head - Baz had a different spritz drink that Alessandro prefers to drink while Ben ordered a coffee. Every day Ben always walks down into the village and orders his customary doppio espresso and today ...
... them both again. We had a lovely dinner and night with them. They both looked so tired as so decided to call it a night at about 9ish . Tomorrow is Xmas Day - wow it definately doesn't feel like Xmas. We were to meet Paola and Alessandro in the morning at about 10.30 , they were seeing Mariella upstairs and then see us for our lunch at the restaurant at 12.30. We all went to bed rather tired again - nice and early. Oh dear it must be the mountain air ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking