Category Archives: Europe

Italian Dolomite Mountains trek – overview and summary

This post is a combined overview and summary of a 9-day trek in the Italian Dolomites with about a dozen other members of the Tahoe Donner Hiking Club, which is based in Truckee, California. It was the biggest highlight of … Continue reading

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Dolomites trek day 1: Tre Cime to Passo di Prato Piazza

At last! After months of training, other preparation, and anticipation, it was time to begin a nine-day trek in the Italian Dolomites with other members of the hiking club I belong to, based in Tahoe Donner in Truckee, California. On … Continue reading

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Mini-hike in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

With sort of a layover day in Cortina d’Ampezzo before beginning our trek, the day was spent in an all-hands orientation meeting, a short hike at the top of a cable car, marking maps for our self-guided trek, and rearranging … Continue reading

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Florence sightseeing and travel to Cortina d’Ampezzo

The midway point in my travel from Cinque Terre to Cortina d’Ampezzo, preparing to begin a trek in the Dolomite Mountains, was Florence, birthplace to and home of the Renaissance. The historic city center of Florence has been designated as … Continue reading

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Pisa sightseeing

After two memorable days in Cinque Terre it was time to begin a travel segment to Cortina d’Ampezzo, the beginning of my Dolomite Mountains trek. When researching this travel I discovered that there were a two main alternatives: 1) two … Continue reading

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Cinque Terre – Riomaggiore to Porto Venere

During my previous day’s hike and exploration of the five towns that comprise the most well-known part of Cinque Terre I had firmed up my plan for this second day in the region: hike from Riomaggiore to Porto Venere, a … Continue reading

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Cinque Terre – Manarola and Riomaggiore sightseeing

On my first day in Cinque Terre National Park I first hiked from Monterosso al Mare to Vernazza and then continued to Corniglia, hiking along the coastal trail. However, the sections of the coastal trail south of Corniglia to Manarola … Continue reading

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