2017.08.09 (wed)

Summer in Cortina : July 2017

Mere words are totally inadequate to describe the beauty of Cortina, a small town located in Northern Italy, surrounded by the Dolomites Alps. The majestic mountains which are part of a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site. In the winter it is a famous resort for skiing. I visited Cortina last month with my family.

Although there are only about 6000 permanent residents in the small town, there are many charming shops and restaurants. Whilst summer 2017 in Italy has been extremely hot with temperatures nearing 40 degrees, our week in Cortina was cool and refreshing. I look forward to returning next year, as well !

I took two Prosecco Bags from Milano, to carry books, camera, snacks, etc. while hiking in the Dolomites.

I hope you enjoy the photos I had taken during my wonderful journey.

Kyoko
Milano, August 7, 2017

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map of the Cortina area

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elevation of Cortina, 1226.29 meters above sea level

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home, Ca’ Gioiosa

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“Saturnine” peaches in late afternoon sun

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wells with fresh water

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photo credit: Noriko Tsuchihashi

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restaurant Tondi at Faloria, 2120 m

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berry tart and wine

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berry liquor in the sun

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typical breads of the area

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cliff-climbers

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Cinque Torri, 2,361 m

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Cinque Torri

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there were many dog-hikers…

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there were many hiking nuns, as well

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Tre Cime, 2,999 m

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small mountain church at Tre Cime

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refuge hut at Tre Cime

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Lake Misurina in the distance

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back in Cortina town-center

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brightly colored flowers

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hotel

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shop selling rustic items

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