Subject: Re: Planning for June trip to the Dolomiti
Hi Cova,

I have enjoyed staying and walking in the Dolomites some years ago, when my daughter was younger. A number of Ziners have already answered your message with interesting hints for your walks.

I would like to suggest that you visit the Val di Fassa. We stayed in Canazei from whence you have a wealth of walking and climbing choices in every grade of technical difficulty.

Best part of our vacation was the small 2-star hotel where we stayed: the spotlessly clean and spacious rooms, the fantastic food and the friendliness of the owners made us feel as if it were a 4-star.(Hotel Gries). The patriarch of the family was a former alpine guide and ski instructor who appreciated us for going to the mountains even with a small child, while most of the people spent the day just having three meals and strolling in the village from one meal to the next one. He suggested to us a very nice walk from Alba di Canazei to the Crepa Neigra mountaintop which is practically unknown by tourists but gives you an eagle's nest overlook on the other, most famous mountains and over the village of Canazei. He died in his '80s before we could go back for a second stay.

>From nearby Campitello di Fassa you can take a cableway that takes you to Sella, Sassolungo, Sassopiatto group and a lot of interesting walks (even to Val Gardena).

Another suggestion is for Val Pusteria. We did stay in Rasun (like Stefano) but not in a good place. Some friends told us that Hotel Post in nearby Valdaora is great (with good swimming pool, too).

As a last note, I find Arles to Verona through Frejus quita a long leg of a trip to be done in one day!

Ciao! Leonardo Besana in Brianza, Italy