Category Archives: Italy

Northern Italy, Part III: The Dolomites

There’s More

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Located about an hour and a half northeast of Baselga di Pinè, the Dolomites, part of the Alps, can’t be missed. There’s plenty to do! For more information, the visitor website can help you out and provide ideas for a wide range of activities.

Northern Italy, Part II: Baselga di Pinè

It’s the Small Places that Count

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Adding to the charm of Northern Italy, Baselga di Pinè isn’t really your typical Italian town, but more like a village you might find in the Austrian Alps. Then again, that’s why you’re at, right? Right?!?

Not far from Trento, Baselga di Pinè sits right on Lago di Serraia. Enough talk, though. Pictures are better. The first photo album is of Baselga and Lago di Serraia. The bottom album shows scenery from the general area, including a monastery.


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Northern Italy, Part I: Trento

Plenty of History Here

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Who doesn’t love Italy? Sadly, the attention Northern Italy gets is lopsided compared to the more familiar spots like Venice, Rome, and Tuscany. My first and only time to my ancestral homeland placed me in a spot closer to Switzerland than Italy…at least culturally.

This part of Italia is not what you think. Its deep German roots are found everywhere from the architecture to the language and even the beer! There’s a lot to see in this vast country, but Trento sticks out.

Catholic readers will appreciate Trento’s place in the Church’s history as the meeting place for the Council of Trent in the 16th century. Care to see a 13th century castle with brilliant artwork? Castello del Buonconsiglio may be for you (see map point at top).

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