Rifugio Coldai, Val di Zoldo (BL), Veneto, Italy

There are places that never fails to amaze me…



View of the path after 1 hour and 30 minutes from Rifugio Palafavera, Val di Zoldo (BL) –  Veneto region.


The town of Forno di Zoldo from a panoramic point of “Sentiero” (path)  n. 564.


Mt. Pelmo – also called “il Trono di Dio” (God’s throne) because of its majestic shape – a little imagination…



Reaching Rifugio Coldai was already fulfilling but I just can’t miss the opportunity to see once again  this very beautiful glacial lake (only 20 minutes from the alpine refuge) at the foot of Monte Coldai – il Lago Coldai (Lake Coldai) – 2,143 meters above sea level.


The view is so breathtaking that it feels like being in the midst of Vivaldi’s “Estate” (Summer) – from the “Le Quattro stagioni concerto” (the Four seasons).


Some alpine flowers…


At 2,135 meters above sea level…

Looking at life through a grateful heart… ❤️

Wishing everyone a beautiful week!






Rifugio Vallaccia, Val di Fassa, Italy

Hiking with the right company is one of the best ways to enjoy the beauty of nature and to celebrate this year’s “Ferragosto” – A holiday here in Italy, celebrated on the 15th of august,  where families and friends gather together for a picnic. With the pandemic, celebrating it like all these years is a big problem, for me, it is one of these moments when the saying “Who finds a true friend, finds a treasure” gets it’s affirmation!

We took a service van from the parking near a restaurant called “Ristorante La Soldanella” in Pozza di Fassa to “Malga Monzoni” and from there a relatively easy hike to the alpine refuge “Rifugio Vallaccia” which is located at 2275 meters above sea level. Oh! the first part of the path was a little hard (a 400 mt. dislevel) but the view and the silence is what really makes this walk one of the most beautiful that I have ever done  in the Dolomites.

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The flowers and…

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finally… after 1 hour and 30 minutes walk…we finally arrived at the “Rifugio Vallaccia”


on the way back, a natural rock garden caught my eye…

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and the “Stella alpina” – Leontopodium alpinum (Edelweiss) – a rare and very beautiful flower,  symbol of the Alps.

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I walked more than a hundred mountain trails…

I looked for you hoping to fulfill a dream

I saw rare and beautiful flowers along the way

But in my mind that dream remained

One day, after a long time of searching

I thought I’ll never find you…

I have searched and dreamed of you

Suddenly, in the midst of some alpine flora, on a rock…you were there.

I have found beauty and peace.

AFS 15/8/2020