Category: Italy 2018

The Dolomites Day 4: Tre Cime & Lake Misurina

Tre Cime round hike and down to Lake Misurina Today for the second time I visited Tre Cime!  Two days ago I could do only half of the Tre Cime tour because I had to go down to the valley which lies 1000m below.

The Dolomites Day 3: Burgstall

Kreuzbergpass 1636m  -> Burgstall 2161m -> Fischleinbodenhütte 1454m -> Moos 1339m 500m up, 800m down 3nd day in the Dolomites. Another great walk around the imposing Sextner Rotwand (2936m).

The Dolomites Day 2: Drei Zinnen and Fischleinbodenhütte

Rif Auronzo 2320m -> Lavaredohütte (2344m) ->DreiZinnenhütte 2405m -> Talchlusshütte (1548m) -> Fischleinbodenhütte 1454m 200m ascent; 950m descent I was walking in a heaven today : )  Too many majestic peaks in every direction and I did not know which way to look at….

The Dolomites Day 1: Lago di Braies

Lago di Braies (1494m) – Forela Sora Forno (2388m) – Rifugio Biella (2327m) – Grünwaldalm (1590m) – Lago di Braies (1494m) 17km (estimated), 1100m up and down The Dolomites wich I have long dreamed of!

Eataly 🇮🇹

This trip unexpectedly turned into a fantastic food adventure. The best I can remember (outside Japan, that is). Ohhh… these black smoked gnocchi with truffel and asparagus were to die for and the gnocco fritto a surprising start into a  great meal.


Cagli Francesco Giovanelli

We stayed three nights in Cagli, which looks very much like a normal Italian town with a medieval touch but doesn’t leave as much an impression as the amazing towns of Assisi and Gubbio. The reason why we stayed here was due to the… Continue Reading “Cagli”

Flying at Monte Morcia

Needle 100 DSL

The actual flying place is called “La Bandita” on Monte Morcia in Marche. For some unknown reasons, modelers refer to it as Monte Catria in Umbria (even Monte Catria is in Marche). An interesting piece of trivia.

Monte Catria

Monte Morcia (1181m) to Monte Catria (1701m) 5-6 hours, 20km (estimated), 550m up & down On the second day in the region of Monte Morcia. Today we left early so that Philippe gets an early start with flying on his preferred hilltop, Monte Morcia.

Castello di Frontone

On a scorching hot afternoon the one and only main street of the beautiful hill-top town was deserted. Except that one boy and some crazy hikers who were walking up to the hill in the heat…

Monte Morcia to Paravento

Monte Morcia (1181m) -> Pian di Troscia (975m) -> Paravento (451m) -> Castello di Frontone (570m) Philippe was very excited to get to his preferred model airplane soaring place, Monte Morcia.