|Subject: Re: Planning for June vacation in the Dolomiti|
I've been for many years on vacation in the Dolomiti area, so here are some
suggestions from my side.
>- Depending on the weather, drive the next day to Verona, but we
Your mother is probably right. The highway from the France border to Genoa is not one of the best in Italy! So, unless you plan a stop in Genoa (which may be a very nice idea!), you better drive through the Frejus.
>We won´t plan anything after this. Maybe booking a place for a
I'm afraid that only a couple of days is quite a too short time to enjoy the Dolomiti! You don't need to book in advance. June is still low season for that area, so you'll find plenty of rooms in Hotels or private rooms. Probably, most of the paths will be free of snow, unless you hike on the higher ones (but there's a plenty of choices in that area)
>And ... for the walkers among the Ziners (not a lot, but there are a
If you want to try a via ferrata, a terrific one is the Tridentina in the Sella Group. It's probably free of snow in that period (and more important, not dangerously crowded like in August). Anyway, it a medium/high difficulty (it requires you to be always secured to the cable). There are also easier ferrata, like the Averau (near Nuvolau). Always inform yourself in advance about the conditions of the path. The tour of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo is one of my favourites. The peaks of Tofane can be reached only with quite challenging vie ferrate. Anyway, the entire area of Tofane is really terrific! You can also consider the Val Pusteria area. That's better if you want to just relax and walk in wonderful woods. A good place is Rasun in Val Anterselva.
You can find in the internet a lot of web sites for the different Dolomiti areas, with information on hotels and room rentals.
Enjoy your holiday!
Stefano Dighero Genova - Italy