travelgrove Reviews
 

Marmolada and the Dolomiti Mountains are splendid, Canazei, Italy

 
    Canazei's map
lindamura's pictureby lindamura review
added on 23rd of November, 2007

Marmolada is located between Roca Pietore and Canazei resorts, about 12 km from Alleghe and 65 km from Belluno railway station.

I have visited Marmolada in summer and it was splendid. We went by car from Feltre, a little town 50 miles from Venice and we have passed the villages of Avoscan, Sala, Masare, Alleghe, Caprile, Roca Pietore, Col di Roca, Sottoguda and arrived at Malga Ciapella the place where you can take the cable car to the top of Marmolada which is the highest peak in the area, 3342m.

If you take the cable car from Malga Ciapela you can descend on the other side to Serauta or to Punta Rocca, at 3270m and in winter you can continue your descend on a 12 km slope. Malga Ciapela is a small settlement with a bunch of hotels and houses, bars and restaurants, there is even a camping ground.

Marmolada is a gorgeous glacier that towers over Roca Pietore and Agordino and really gives you the sense of being on the top of the world.

We did not use the cable to get to the top but we went by car, the road is very good. There were a lot of people wandering at the beautiful snow and icy packed peak. We had to take warmer clothes as despite of the heat from the bottom, at the top it is colder much to the pleasure of skiers as this is the perfect place for summer skiing in the area.

Thus Marmolada is the most visited peak in the Dolomites as it is the queen of the seasons uniting summer and winter offering activities for all seasons. The large glacier of Punta Roccca is open almost all year round for skiing. It is an excellent experience as you don’t have to wear thick jackets and you can even get a tan while you ski, it is advisable though to use good lip balms and skin protection crème.

There is even a summer ski school and you can take lessons dressed up in T-shirt, a truly unique experience. You can spend the afternoon on the sundeck, play tennis or hike.

It is also perfect for excursions that reveal the most amazing beauties of nature such as the Serrai di Sottoguda, a deep must see two km gorge at the glacier’s foot. Passing through the gorge you get to a very nice village that is famous for its iron hand made crafts. We saw many interesting tools craftsmen use for making really beautiful objects.

Being a small settlement Malga Ciapela does not offer much in entertainment but still there are shows and activities presented almost every night in the lobby of one of the hotels. You can choose to stay at Lake Fedaia which is also very close to Marmolada.

If you want to be in the middle of nature then camping is the best solution for accommodation and there is a really great three star camping ground right on the foot of the mountain offering the peace and tranquility you whish for. The camping ground invites you to mingle with nature and get in touch with it in a direct way. It is the ideal place for both relaxation and sport offering the best conditions. The place is run by the Dell’Antone family and is opened from June to September and December to April. You don’t have to pay for showers but you have to pay for the car and tent space and there’s a fee per person.

Summer and winter activities united in one spot that is Marmolada! Who can ask for more?

 

Things about Canazei you may be interested in

Be the first who requests a site listing for this page.
 
 
Italy - overview

1. Jan 3, 2007 Marmolada and the Dolomiti Mountains are splendid (Canazei)
2. Jan 4, 2007 The Italian Alps (Selva Di Cadore)  (* 3)
3. Jan 5, 2007 Best mountain resorts of Val di Fassa, Italy (Vigo di Fassa)
4. Jan 9, 2007 The magical mountains of Alta Valtellina (Berbenno Di Valtellina)
5. Jan 10, 2007 Courmayeur, the best place to ski in Italy (Courmayeur)
6. Jan 12, 2007 Sella Ronda, the ultimate ski destination (Corvara)

Start from beginning1 - 6          Journal overview


 
 
 
guides

Recommended Bologna Guide

Bologna Sights

 Near Piazza Maggiore is the Fountain of Neptune (Fontana di Nettuno). Since its creation in 1566, the statue of Neptune is the favorite place to relax and the popular meeting place in Bologna. Another Bologna sight, the Basilica di San Petronio, is set on a Gothic style. This is the largest church in Bologna and the fifth in the world. Political issues interrupted its construction in 1392 and its original design was altered due to the intervention of the Vatican ruling that the church must not surpass the size of the pope’s residence. Piazza di Porta Ravegnana has the highest towers in Bologna. The place offers a sight of the entire city... Read more »

 
 
reviews

Recent reviews for Canazei

Alles über die Villam Adriana - Jun 11, 2009, by mary
Ich wachte schon sehr früh auf und las noch in meinem Buch. Dann weckte ich Mama und Peter, weil sie früher aufstehen wollten. Als sie angezogen waren, gingen sie in einen Laden und kauften Brot und brachten es in die Wohnung.... Read more »

The best clubs and parties in Milan - Aug 15, 2008, by vcppow
Night life in Milan is fascinating because it is constantly changing. Of course there are tried and true institutions that never go out of fashion, but new places constantly spring up and become popular overnight, their features spread by... Read more »

Great tour to Bangladesh - Sep 18, 2010, by expeditionbd
Bangladesh Expeditions located at Paris, Rome & London is a leading tour operator in Bangladesh based at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel. We have been providing our extensive services to the valued clients and promoting Bangladesh as a... Read more »

You must see Ostia Antica - Jun 13, 2009, by MadSuh
We left a bit late to the beach the next day, but it turns out that we still had way too much sun that day. It wasn't really hot, but then the sun is too strong for anyone not used to it. Getting out to Ostia is not too easy, so if you go... Read more »

What to see in Pozzuoli - Apr 16, 2009, by Wazling
The city of Pozzuoli itself isnt very nice, but the remnants of the roman buildings compensate this. Especially the roman amphitheatre ist preserved very well and you can watch nearly every part of it. Even in the subterranean levels you... Read more »

 
 

More reviews you might be interested in

Nyiregyhaza reviews - Hungary
We (me and my girlfriend) planned to go on a weeklong trip a long time ago, but we had to wait until our brand new car arrived and all the papers...
Visiting the Zoo of Nyiregyhaza

Capri reviews - Italy
Capri is a really lovely island. Even the roman emperors saw that. Tiberius has had a great villa on the highest spot of the island. It's nice to...
Capri, the best place in Greece

 

Saltillo reviews - Mexico
We had some more crazy party days. I really needed the time off to relax a bit and spend some time somewhere else than back home. To my...
Why to visit Saltillo, Mexico

Tsumeb reviews - Namibia
On the drive to Etosha National Park the weather was extremely hot. The road was of 500 km, so we almost melted, but finally we arrived. The park...
Adventures at Etosha National Park

 

Lapu-lapu City reviews - Philippines
This kind of beach outing that my students and I have was planned around 1 week or so. That's how short noticed it is. Anyways, 3 of my students...
The best thing in Lapu-lapu City

Curtea de Arges reviews - Romania
We had chosen a longer way to get home (back to the motel) but I'm glad we did so. We had the opportunity to visit the Vidraru Lake, one of the...
Short trip to the Vidraru Lake, Romania

 

Atlanta reviews - Georgia
My birthday party was very nice. Lots of fun indeed and I got pretty wasted. We stayed up until 6am and I was pretty dead the next day. The night...
Stuttgart to Atlanta and on to LA

Pismo Beach reviews - California
We started driving down towards the Paucific Number 1 way too late, but we still had enough time to see the beautiful coast line. It really is very...
Roadtrip on Pacific Number 1

 

Hintertux reviews - Austria
Hintertux is the name of a glacier situated 3476 m above sea level in the Zillertal valley of Tyrol and the little village at its foot. The great...
My favorite Austrian ski resort

Sinaia reviews - Romania
This castle was very different from the previous ones mainly because it was built between 1873 and 1883, so it's "new" compared to the...
Visiting the Peles Castle near Sinaia

 
 
 
   Welcome to Travelgrove  register tell a friend bookmark it 
 
 
*