Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
We will arrive in Erto and start our hike towards Rifugio Cava Buscada, an old quarry turned into a mountain hut. We will visit the quarry with its amazing fossils and its new
inhabitants, the marmots. We will try to spot the eagles that live up on Mt. Palazza and then enjoy the great local cuisine of Roberta.
From Rifugio Cava Buscada we will do a great traverse, passing by some old “casere” towards Rifugio Maniago. From Rifugio Maniago we can go up to Duranno Pass to meet the ibexes – one of the greater colonies of the Dolomites lives here – and then go back
down to the hut for the night.
We will close our round tour of Zemola Valley by going to Casera Galvana, the bivouac much described by the famous Italian writer Mauro Corona in his books, and then
descend down to see the Pissandol waterfall before going back to Erto.
Going up to see the world famous Campanile di Val Montanaia and to the Montanaia Pass, with a great view over the Central Cadore area and the great Marmarole massif
(7km – 1000m d+ – 1000m d-), then coming back the same way.
An amazing round trip will take us up through the val Binon to Brica Pass, seeing some of the most amazing flowers of the Friulian Dolomites, and then down through Brica
Valley, with its enchanting bivouac – the right place to feel lost in the wild.
A magical round trip along the Val Monfalcon di Forni and Val Monfalcon di Cimoliana, crossing the Leone’s Pass (this is actually my favourite hike in the world!), we will
ascend and descend two really different valleys and admire the wonders done by the glaciers that stood until 10,000 years ago, stopping for lunch at the Marchi Granzotto bivouac.
Refuge mountain hut accommodation every night.
My love for the mountains grew up with me in the flats of Romagna, thanks to my family that let me spent all my vacations in the Dolomites when I was a child. The Dolomites and the mountains between Romagna and Tuscany are the most vivid memories I have of my childhood.
Then I forgot the outdoors for a few years, and spent some time following the other great passion I have: travelling. When I wasn't at school I spent all my time wandering from one hostel to the other all around Europe with my best friend, always searching for new landscapes and new emotions.
I graduated from high school as Business and Programming Consultant, then I completely changed my core subject as I attended the Undergraduate Courses in Anthropological Sciences at Bologna's University. My thesis project brought me back to the mountains, with a research in Landscape and Disaster Anthropology that took me to Erto for the fieldwork, the town where I spent the last six years!
After that I attended the Graduate Courses in Cultural Anthropology, Ethnology and Ethnolinguistics at Ca'Foscari University in Venice, and this time I wrote a thesis on Alpinism. The subject was again Landscape and Risk Anthropology, but this time fieldwork took me to all the best climbing sites in Europe and beyond: Mont Blanc, Arco, Siurana, Montserrat, Elbsandsteingebirge, Céüse, Osp, the Todra Gorge in Morocco and other more...
Once finished with University I decided to turn my passion into a profession, so I took part in the selection for the courses organized by the UIAGM Mountain Guide's Association, and after a year of hiking and studying I became a Mountain Leader.
Now I take other people with me to discover the wonderful vertical world of our mountains, and enjoy the great times together in the outdoors.
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