Yep, here we go again. Save the date on your calendar, here comes Art Basel Hong Kong right around the corner. Art Basel has a pretty good spread across the globe at this point, of course the annual in Basel Switzerland itself, the somewhat iconic although over rated Art Basel in Miami for all of […]
Cortina is nestled high away in the Dolomites and is well know as one the great ski resort towns in the world, not least of all because it’s in Italy, so you get the great laid back lifestyle of the Italians, mixed with the breathtaking scenery and delicious food. While maybe famous internationally for its winter wonderland, Italians also love Cortina any time of year, making the trip and spending time to laze away the days, maybe do a little hiking, and strolling through the neighborhood, or a late afternoon nap after a good long meal. This is something we should all enjoy greatly and given the opportunity to visit, should take it.
More than that though, the trip itself is the journey, there are few better ways to see the mountains of Italy that to take the drive from Bolzano, through the mountains, it’s just shy of 70 miles, up to Cortina. The drive itself is stunningly gorgeous, but also terrifying, sheer mountains, drop offs and curves. While you might be tempted to rent an old Ferrari to do the drive, that’s probably something that should be left to the expert drivers.
For any of you thinking of taking the train, while it’s a nice trip it is by no means quick, so we would suggest skipping that.
This is one of those great drives that allows you to see the mountains in Northern Italy, a really beautiful part of Europe and ends you up in a lovely town that is pleasant, relaxing and full of things to do year round.
As a note I’m sure some of our readers will mention that this may not be a usual for our “City Section“, but we are going to use this opportunity to segue in to expanding our commentary to smaller towns… just so you know.