This week, Grazia is heading to the Dolomites in the Italian Alps. A real paradise for hikers.
Fabio, who are you and what's your story?
I live in Pordenone in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, near the mountains where I spend most of my free time. The mountains have always been an important part of my life and I’ve lived in their spirit. In a few years, I’d like to build a house in the woods, to live in simplicity and peace.
Tell us more about the Dolomites, why should people go there?
People must first come here with great respect, the Dolomites are a sacred place for those who live there. But the reason why they should come to visit is quite simple: you haven’t seen anything more beautiful in the world, you feel close to the power of nature, to its majesty, and it makes you feel alive.
The Dolomites in 3 words?
Greatness, therapeutic and unbelievable.
When’s the best time to go there?
Any time of the year is perfect to visit the Dolomites. In the winter they’re filled with snow and you can ski with breathtaking views. In summer and spring, you can take long walks to the lakes and waterfalls, or visit the villages that are nestled in the mountains. But the season I prefer is autumn, with its warm colors and its melancholic poetry.
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Fabio’s most beautiful spots in the Dolomites
Carezza Lake. It’s impossible not to be enchanted by the beauty of the color of these waters, and the peaks of the Latemar are the perfect frame of this lake.
Seiser Alm. The highest alpine pasture in Europe and a breathtaking view of the Dolomites. A paradise for hikers.
Sorapis Lake. A small turquoise lake nestled in the mountains, a two-hour walk through the steep mountains, but when you get to the top you will be amazed.
Misurina Lake. Located in the Belluno Dolomites, a lake famous for its magical reflections and for its good air.
Lake of Braies. The most famous and most loved lake in the Dolomites, it’s magic is to rent a boat and immerse yourself in nature.
Dobbiaco Lake. Located on the road that connects Cortina to the south Tyrol, it’s the perfect place to eat well and at the same time relax on a beautiful lake.
Pale di San Martino. Located at the southernmost end of the Dolomites, the beauty of its peaks has inspired many artists.
Raccolana, Fontanone di Goriuda. A gorgeous waterfall in the Friuli.