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Jun 25, 2004 - The Dolomites

On Sunday 20 June 2004 we left Lago di Como (Menaggio) and headed to the hills, except these hills are giants compared to Australian hills. We spent five days at Ortisei, a village in the Val Gardena, surrounded by towering snow-capped peaks of the Dolomites. The scenery was spectacular and right up there with the rest of the European Alps. Much of the Dolomites used to be part of Austria and the area has retained an Austrian-feel in the architecture, food and clothes. We even saw a man in the main street wearing peddle-pushers, long socks...

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