3-10 July 2011
After the success of their walking holiday to Interlaken in
Switzerland in 2009, Stephen and his father this year had a week in the
Dolomites in northern Italy. We stayed in the town of Cortina d'Ampezzo.
From the Rifugio Faloria, at around 2120m, looking down on Cortina
around 900 metres below.
A close-up from the same spot shows Cortina in more detail. Running
through the centre can be seen the old railway line and accompanying
station; our hotel was close to the church whose large tower can be
The view from my hotel bedroom's balcony
The main street of Cortina from close to the hotel.
The tall church tower, with its Westminster chimes and impressively
large and deep bells.