VISIT ITALY: DOLOMITI

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The Tre Cime di Lavaredo in South Tyrol are the symbol of the Dolomites and a true landscape highlight in the area of ​​the 3 Peaks in the Dolomites. The 3 Peaks of Lavaredo are located in the Tre Cime Natural Park and, together with other Dolomite peaks, were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2009.
What makes them unique, however, are the shapes and colors of the rock, which erosion has carved into towers, walls and bell towers. The color that varies between gray, yellow, red and ocher makes them even more suggestive.
The foot of the Dolomite peaks, with their bizarre shapes, whitened by snow from November to May, a harmonious landscape extends, shaped by millennia of man’s work. The cultivated fields, the barns, the little churches, even normally prosaic details like the fences or the paths up here, are rich in history like the palaces, the most elegant churches and the castles.
The Dolomites – like the type of rock that characterizes them, called dolomia – are named after the French geologist Déodat de Dolomieu, to whom we owe the first studies on this particular double carbonate of calcium and magnesium, published in 1791. However, it is only in the 1864 that the name Dolomites made its appearance, thanks to the English painter and naturalist Josiah Gilbert and George Churchill, who published the report of their travels in the region with the title The Dolomite mountains, starting the now long history of tourism and mountaineering in the region.
Trentino-Alto Adige boasts the largest ski area in the world and for this reason represents for skiers, experienced or less experienced, from all over Europe and not only a true paradise framed by the majestic Dolomites. In Trentino-Alto Adige there are slopes that should be tackled at least once in a lifetime, under the sun reflected by the dazzling white desert of these mountains, with their fiery sunsets that reverberate in the cold and electric air and the deep green of the centuries-old woods. to cover their hips and their mighty breath. Here are all the most beautiful ski resorts in Trentino-Alto Adige, where you can enjoy pleasant ski weekends with the whole family, with friends or for a romantic ski week.
Sunrise and sunset in the Dolomites are truly spectacular. The sun sets fire to the Dolomite rocks that take on colors ranging from yellow to fiery red, with pink and purple hues. In Ladin this phenomenon is called “enrosadìra” – it literally means becoming pink – and it indicates the phenomenon whereby the rock of the Dolomites turns red at sunrise and sunset. But why does enrosadìra happen? The color assumed by the peaks of the Dolomites depends on the very composition of the rock, the dolomite, which contains dolomite, a compound of calcium carbonate and magnesium. This composition causes the sun’s rays to refract on the rock and give life to the characteristic pink color. This phenomenon is unique, it varies from period to period, even from one day to another, depending on the different position of the sun, the presence or absence of clouds, the clarity of the air. Obviously, to fully enjoy the beauty of enrosadìra, a real spectacle of nature, the day must not be cloudy!

I DIED ONCE

I wandered through a fantasy forest.
Blue branches, yellow barks, purple grasses, star gourds.
My one second dream.
Those who keep their hats even at night.
The thieves of gods.
Tears without taste.
Drinking.
I don’t protect myself with the sacred.
My mantle is made of mountains, bright rocks, forests that I don’t know.
Human journeys first were made by dogs.
Flora is like a colored texture around the inky black of my path.
I was a happy child and I was making bouquets of flowers.
Now I collect stones to consolidate my torn chest.
I died once where I haven’t walked yet.
I was taken without my permission.
Collected by an ogre they didn’t warn me about.
It wasn’t his garden, and I hadn’t crossed over.
Maybe my being a doll brought him closer.
Perhaps beauty sometimes brings death.

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