May 4 2016 / Places

Cycling to Austria

San Candido, Trentino Alto-Adige

Visiting Villabassa in the Italian Dolomites a few months ago, it was suggested that I try cycling to Lienz in


April 7 2016 / Places

High in the Dolomites: Lago di Braies

Lago di Braies, Trentino Alto-Adige

Probably the most beautiful lake I have ever seen, Lago di Braies glistened like pale green glass when we arrived


December 2 2015 / Places

Terror in the Dolomites

Tre Cime del Lavaredo, Trentino Alto-Adige

Do you suffer from an irrational fear of heights? It’s apparently called “acrophobia” and I am a major sufferer. So,


November 24 2015 / Food & Wine

Hugo: The Alpine Spritz

Dolomiti & Südtirol

Here’s a palate-pleasing Italian aperitivo (cocktail) to wrap your hand around that’s already a big hit up in the South


June 30 2015 / Places

The Italian Dolomites, Summer and Winter

Dolomiti, Trentino Alto-Adige

As a place to visit, the Italian Dolomites have everything to recommend them no matter what season you visit. Located


February 9 2015 / Art & Archaeology

Fiavè: Life on Stilts

Fiavè, Trentino Alto-Adige

Long before Amsterdam, Venice and the Kingdom of Paeonia, but sometime after the Flintstones of Bedrock, a small prehistoric tribe


December 2 2014 / Local Interest

Balbido: The Painted Village

Balbido, Trentino Alto Adige

High up in the Bleggio Plateau of the Trentino Alto Adige region sits an animated village deserving of an art critic’s


March 26 2014 / Places

Rango: One Nutty Village

Rango, Trentino-Alto Adige

A tiny dot on the map up in the Bleggio Plateau of the Trentino’s Giudicarie area is the focus of


December 3 2013 / Places

Deggia: A Llama and the Virgin Mary

Deggia, Trentino Alto-Adige

One of the benefits of undergoing therapy at a spa-wellness center in the Giudicarie area of the Trentino is the


November 8 2013 / Places

Molveno: A Pearl in the Brenta Dolomites

Molveno, Trentino-Alto Adige

No matter the language you speak, Molveno — the camera-ready, picture-postcard perfect, lakeside village at the foot of the Brenta


February 1 2013 / Food & Wine

Chicken Wings!

Sesto, Trentino Alto-Adige

Some of the tastiest ali di pollo grigliate (barbecued chicken wings) you’ll ever find outside of North America are prepared


January 29 2013 / Places

A Hidden Gondola

Mezzocorona, Trentino Alto-Adige

A friend and I were in the Dolomites, on our way to a winery near Trento, and were gasping at