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Europe's Charm at Your Doorstep

Rick Steves | Posted 07.18.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

We're high in the Italian Alps, in Castlerotto -- a town I love because it's right in the midst of mountain splendor, yet doesn't have that empty ski-...

The Hidden Chapels of the Dolomites, a Photographer's Dream

How Far From Home | Posted 06.01.2016 | Travel
How Far From Home

The UNESCO World heritage site of the Dolomite mountain range in Northern Italy is known for its impressive peaks, probably because they are unlike any other peaks in the world.

The Italian Alps - Hiking, Sailing, Snipping & Sipping! (PHOTOS)

Stefani Jackenthal | Posted 12.11.2015 | Travel
Stefani Jackenthal

The morning sun warmed my face. A refreshing mountain breeze rustled shiny leaves as I snipped golden clusters of plump, glistening Chardonnay grapes ...

Hiking In The Dolomites: An Adventure And Homage To Mom

Jan Angilella | Posted 09.14.2015 | Travel
Jan Angilella

My trip to Italy in July was an homage of sorts to my mother. She and I loved to travel to Italy and we had three great trips together. After she died in 2011, I said I would go back and do a "Mom trip," visiting our favorite places.

Around Northern Italy by Train

Rich Grant | Posted 06.29.2015 | Travel
Rich Grant

The Italians are many wonderful things - but slow, safe and sane drivers, they are not. Italian highways resemble race tracks more than roads, and cars can be expensive and a hassle in the country's ancient, pedestrian-oriented cities.

The Two Sides of Beautiful in the Dolomites

Michael Schuermann | Posted 12.20.2014 | Travel
Michael Schuermann

The Val Gardena in northeastern Italy is a sight to behold, no matter how you look at it -- or from what height. When people talk about beautiful landscapes, they generally mean one of two different, in fact totally opposite things.

This Festival Is A Total Snoozefest

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 10.06.2014 | Travel

We just told you all the reasons why you need to visit the Dolomites, one of the most beautiful parts of the Italian Alps. But we just discovered anot...

Stop Everything And Get To The Italian Dolomites

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 09.22.2014 | Travel

We always knew the Italian Alps were pretty, but we didn't know just how gorgeous they really were. The Dolomite Mountains are filled with villages...

Ski Safari vs. Backcountry Ski Tour In the Dolomites

Dolomite Mountains | Posted 03.23.2014 | Travel
Dolomite Mountains

Both options feature convenient lift service, usually within the confines of a resort so no matter how you choose to experience the mountains, you'll be able to get to where you need to be quickly and easily.

Europe's 10 Best Adventure Destinations

minube | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel

From the glaciers and volcanos of Iceland to the warm waters of the Canary Islands, here are Europe's 10 best adventure destinations.

3 Reasons to Visit Livinallongo, Dolomites

Dolomite Mountains | Posted 08.24.2013 | Travel
Dolomite Mountains

Any Dolomites trip should include a visit to Livinallongo. Picturesque scenery, old fashioned mountain hospitality, a long history and access to endless activities and adventure make this peaceful little town a must-see.

4 Reasons to Visit San Cassiano

Dolomite Mountains | Posted 08.12.2013 | Travel
Dolomite Mountains

At the foot of the magnificent La Varella mountain lies the small mountain village of San Cassiano, boasting the typical Dolomites charm and an atmosphere of peace and tranquility as inviting as the breathtaking scenery that surrounds it.

5 Dolomites Winter Experiences Not to Miss

Dolomite Mountains | Posted 06.17.2013 | Travel
Dolomite Mountains

The Dolomite Mountains may be known for their world-class ski slopes, but there's much more to this beautiful region. Winter in the Dolomites is sure to be jam-packed with fun, exciting and unforgettable activities.

Snowshoeing In The Dolomites

Dolomite Mountains | Posted 02.19.2013 | Travel
Dolomite Mountains

For outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy the unique experience that traditional winter sports have to offer, snowshoeing is the perfect sport. Add in the magnificent natural beauty and perfect snow-covered terrain of the Dolomites, and you've got the perfect setting for an unforgettable snowshoeing adventure.

Bolzano, Italy's Lovely Christmas Market

Dolomite Mountains | Posted 02.18.2013 | Travel
Dolomite Mountains

Modern day Bolzano presents a magical convergence of the area's rich, ancient past with its modern, vibrant present. One of the best times to visit is from mid-November through most of December, when the area is transformed into a winter wonderland and is bustling with visitors who come to experience the famous Christmas Market of Bolzano.

PHOTOS: Italy, Naturally

Paolo Rossi | Posted 10.29.2012 | Travel
Paolo Rossi

There are plenty of very good reasons to visit Italy, but it's quite surprising that relatively few tourists recognize Italy as a true "nature holiday" destination.

Why You Should Try Via Ferrata In The Alps

Dolomite Mountains | Posted 10.28.2012 | Travel
Dolomite Mountains

Of the many available via ferrata paths found in the Dolomites, the following five are relatively easy to tackle and are excellent for first-time climbers.

Popular Hikes In The Dolomites

Dolomite Mountains | Posted 09.18.2012 | Travel
Dolomite Mountains

The Italian Dolomites, with over 90,000 acres of breathtaking mountainous terrain, offer a glimpse of nature at its very best.

Great Hiking (With Kids) In The Italian Alps

Dolomite Mountains | Posted 09.02.2012 | Travel
Dolomite Mountains

Hiking in the Dolomites isn't just for expert climbers. Families too can enjoy the extraordinary beauty and outdoor adventure of the area and create lasting memories while they're at it.

In Italy, Legends Of The Dolomites

Dolomite Mountains | Posted 06.25.2012 | Travel
Dolomite Mountains

For thousands of years, the Dolomites have been home to a unique people, the Ladins, whose culture is steeped in deep routed history and tradition. These are but a few of their stories and legends.

Dolomite Biking: Are You Experienced?

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Travel
Harmon Leon

What's a little pain when I've had one of the most amazing adventures in my life set amongst dramatic and beautiful landscape?