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Exploring and Hiking Cinque Terre in Italy

We spent the last week of December 2022 at the Tyrrhenian coast of Italy, and decided to explore the incredible picturesque villages and landscapes which make up the Cinque Terre National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The five villages are Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterossa al Mare,…

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Exploring and Hiking Cinque Terre - there is more parking options for boats than cars at this UNESCO site

Mount Etna Hiking Trail – Hiking in Sicily

In October 2022 we went on our honeymoon to Sicily, Italy’s largest island, which is home to the notoriously active volcano Mount Etna. Already in Catania airport you will be flooded with commercials and options for guided trips to the mountain, but these are quite pricey, and we wanted to be able to walk at our own pace, with…

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Mount Etna Hiking Trail - walking more or less along the dirt road up towards Belvedere

Cima Setsass Trail near Cortina d’Ampezzo – Hiking the Alps

For our third hike in the Dolomites we decided to ascend the peak called Cima Setsass from the Valparola pass which is located only 22 kilometers from the beautiful town of Cortina d’Ampezzo. Cima Setsass is 2571 meters high and very popular because the trail to the top is not technically difficult and thus…

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Cima Setsass Trail - View towards north-east

Croda Negra Trail near Cortina d’Ampezzo – Hiking the Alps

For our second hike in the Dolomites in northern Italy we made our way up and around the Croda Negra (“the black spire”) mountain from the Falzarego pass, which was also the starting point for our hike to the Laguzoi summit the day before. While the Laguzoi trail takes you northeast of the Falzarego…

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Croda Negra Trail - Landscape

Cima del Cacciatore Trail – Hiking the Alps

After climbing Jof di Miezegnot from Valbruna village, I stayed the night in Tarvisio in order to climb the the 2074 meters high Cima del Cacciatore mountain with my girlfriend next day. I choose Cima del Cacciatore because the trail seemed less physically demanding than trails to other mountains of the similar…

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Cima del Cacciatore - The Summit is seen while traversing the ridge

Jof di Miezegnot Trail – Hiking the Alps

After climbing Slovenian Begunjscica in the eastern part of the Alps, I decided to continue my “Hiking the Alps” tour by climbing Jof di Miezegnot in north-eastern Italy. Jof di Miezegnot is a 2088 meters high mountain which lies in the heart of the Julian Alps and offers a great view on…

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Jof di Miezegnot - Summit