Category: Italy

Punta La Marmora

Sitting in the crystalline waters of the Mediterranean lounges the Italian island of Sardinia. Throughout history, whichever tribe or nation had control of Sardinia was considered a bellwether for the power dynamics of the Mediterranean. One of the things that made Sardinia such a strategic point, aside from its relative size as the second-largest island …

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Sass de Messdi

Sass de Messdi (Mesdi) Sass de Messdi is one of the peaks in the Odle (“needle”) mountains (aka Geislergruppe in German, also Geisler) of the Dolomites, named for the pointy needle-esque shape of the peaks. The Odle mountains are located in the Puez-Odle Nature Park in South Tyrol, Italy. Sass Rigais and Mt. Furchetta (both …

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Furchetta

Mt. Furchetta Mt. Furchetta is one of a group of beautiful and unique peaks located in South Tyrol’s Odle mountains, which are also referred to as the Geislergruppe (Geisler), of the Dolomites. The Odle mountains stand in the heart of Puez-Odle Nature Park. Visitors can take the Santa Cristina Col Raiser gondola to Refuge Florence, …

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Sass Rigais

Sass Rigais South Tyrol’s Sass Rigais sits in the Odle mountains (aka Geislergruppe in German, also Geisler) of the Dolomites, in a center of Puez-Odle Nature Park. It is the highest peak in the Odle mountains, standing exactly as high as its neighbor, Mt. Furchetta (3,025 m), and followed by Odla di Valdussa (2,936 m), …

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Tre Cime di Lavaredo

Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Drei Zinnen) Tre Cime di Lavaredo is a group of three notable peaks in the Dolomites: Cima Piccola (little peak), Cima Grande (big peak), and Cima Ovest (western peak). They are well known for their unusual pillar-like shape. Country: Italy Tre Cime Natural Park was named after the three peaks which …

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Fünffingerspitze

Fünffingerspitze (Punta Cinquedita) Fünffingerspitze sits in the Langkofel group of the Dolomites of Italy, near Grohmannspitze and Langkofel Mountains. Country: Italy Fünffingerspitze is located in the province of Bolzano in South Tyrol, Italy. Mountain Range: Langkofel group, Dolomites Height: 9,573 feet / 2,918 meters Trails: Hikers can get a nice view of the mountain on …

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Plattkofel

Plattkofel (Sasplat, Sassopiatto) Plattkofel draws large crowds because it is one of the most climbable mountains of the Langkofel group. Country: Italy The mountain sits in the Langkofel group of the Dolomites in the province of Bolzano in South Tyrol, Italy. Mountain Range: Langkofel group, Dolomites Height: 9,741 feet / 2,969 meters Photos

Langkofel

Langkofel (Saslonch, Sassolungo) Langkofel is the tallest peak of the Langkofel group of Italy’s Dolomites, which is known for its tall, vertical shapes. The name “Langkofel” translates to mean “long peak” or “long rock.” Country: Italy Langkofel stands over the Ladin community of Val Gardena as the pinnacle of the Langkofel group of the Dolomites …

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Grohmannspitze

Grohmannspitze (Sasso Levante) Grohmannspitze, also known as Sasso Levante, stands as the second highest peak in the Langkofel group of the Dolomites. The mountain is named after Paul Grohmann, one of the first to explore the Dolomites. Country: Italy Grohmannspitze lies in the Langkofel group of the Dolomites in the province of Bolzano in South …

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Sass Pordoi

Sass Pordoi Sass Pordoi, known for its plateau summit, is located in Italy’s Dolomites. It has a paved road for hikers and bikers, which is accessible by cable car from Passo Pordoi ridge. The cable car was constructed in 1962, and visitors can also enjoy a meal at the restaurant located on the plateau. Visitors have …

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