The Dolomites 2016: DAY TWO

TRAVERSE UNDER THE CRODA ROSSA RANGE   The itinerary for the day took us on a diagonal swath across the Fannes-Sennes-Braies Natural Park, a pretty spectacular place. By the time we checked into Rifugio Fodara-Vedla that evening, we had trekked 11 miles, up 7,700 feet and through two storms one with thunder, both with plenty …

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Palio Week: Contrade, Horses, Dinners, Race Trials

I stood in awe of the crowd gathered in the Piazza del Campo in Siena Wednesday evening, June 30. Thousands sitting in the bleachers, standing in the center of the piazza, others on balconies or hunched at their windows in the buildings that line the piazza. I think come Saturday, as I head to the …

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