Tag Archives: Italian Alps

Road Trips: Lake Como – Northern Italy (Video)

Lake Como, in Northern Italy’s Lombardy region, is an upscale resort area known for its dramatic scenery, set against the foothills of the Alps. The lake is shaped like an upside-down Y, with three slender branches that meet at the resort town of Bellagio. At the bottom of the southwest branch lies the city of Como, home to Renaissance architecture and a funicular that travels up to the mountain town of Brunate.

Aerial Views: ‘The Cities & Landscapes Of Italy’ (4K)

Italy, a European country with a long Mediterranean coastline, has left a powerful mark on Western culture and cuisine. Its capital, Rome, is home to the Vatican as well as landmark art and ancient ruins. Other major cities include Florence, with Renaissance masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s “David” and Brunelleschi’s Duomo; Venice, the city of canals; and Milan, Italy’s fashion capital.

Aerial Views: ‘Italian Alps In South Tyrol’ (4K Video)

South Tyrol, or Alto Adige, is a province in northeast Italy. It includes part of the Dolomites range, with limestone summits like the Three Peaks of Lavaredo. Pragser Wildsee lake (Lago di Braies) sits in a valley crossed by paths, including one leading to the Plätzwiese (Prato Piazza) high plateau. The ski resort of Kronplatz (Plan de Corones) has trails and slopes, plus a cable car to the top of Mount Kronplatz. 

Italy, a European country with a long Mediterranean coastline, has left a powerful mark on Western culture and cuisine. Its capital, Rome, is home to the Vatican as well as landmark art and ancient ruins. Other major cities include Florence, with Renaissance masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s “David” and Brunelleschi’s Duomo; Venice, the city of canals; and Milan, Italy’s fashion capital.

Views: ‘Top 3 Places To Visit In The Dolomites, Italy’

The Dolomites are without a doubt one of my favorite places ever! I’ve been there twice and made a drone video showing you my favorite top 3 must visit spots!

First place: Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm

Second place: Cadini di Misurina & Tre Cime di Lavaredo

Third place: Lago di Braies/Pragser wildsee even though it’s always crowded, even at sunrise this place will always be magical

Aerial Travel: ‘The Alps – Austria, Germany, Italy & Switzerland’ (Video)

Filmed and Edited by: Tim Roosjen

Beautiful landscapes and mountains. We scheduled a 2 weeks trip through Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland.

During this epic road trip, we have explored some of the most beautiful places in the Alps region. Some places we visited: • Berchtesgaden (Germany) • Hallstatt (Austria) • Schladming Tauern (Austria) • Cadini Di Misurina (Italy) • Seceda (Italy) • Ischgl (Austria/Switzerland) • Appenzell (Switzerland)

New Aerial Travel Videos: ‘Bergamo Orobie Forests’, Val Seriana, Italy (2020)

Filmed and Edited by: Luciano Bosticco

The video was shot with the intention of highlighting the natural beauties of the upper Val Seriana, in the Bergamo Orobie. The shots, carried out in the summer and autumn, aim to analyze the mountain environment from the high peaks to the valley floor, characterized by extensive woodland coverage. It is precisely on the forest heritage that the greatest attention has been paid to the sequence of images, passing from wide panoramic views to some details of the undergrowth up to peculiar alpine floral manifestations.

The Bergamo Orobie Mountains Park is a protected area that has been designated a “Mountain Park forest.” It includes the southern side of the Orobie chain of Alps, the provincial territory of Bergamo, and covers an area of 63 thousand hectares. Its territory is marked by the rivers Brembo, Serio and Dezzo that run through the Brembana, Seriana and Scalve valleys, and several other tributaries that through side valleys.


Music: Scott Buckley – Discovery (CC-BY)

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Travel: “Courmayeur”, An Italian Ski Town That Foodies Love (WSJ)

From a Wall Street Journal online article:

Super G hotel, home to two restaurants overseen by Milan chef Andrea Berton. PHOTO FRANCESCO LASTRUCCI FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Super G hotel, home to two restaurants overseen by Milan chef Andrea Berton. PHOTO: FRANCESCO LASTRUCCI FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Courmayeur, both a town and a ski resort, boasts nearly as many ambitious, full-service restaurants as it does lifts on the slopes. Even on bright sunny days with powdery trails, the big question tends to be, “What’s for lunch?” The village, nestled in a snug valley on the south slope (the Italian side) of Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest peak, is a typically sleepy mountain town for much of the year with around 3,000 full-time residents. But when the ski season kicks into high gear, its restaurants, bars and cafes all come roaring to life. It’s a favorite winter escape for residents of Italy’s fashion capital, Milan, a straight two-hour shot up the highway. 

For the urbane crowds in from the city on winter weekends, Courmayeur is as much an epicurean as snow-sports destination, known for its mountain cheeses, wild game and cured meats, and for its increasingly serious restaurants. Top tables on and off the slopes can book up weeks in advance. The region’s minerally white and earthy red wines come from some of the highest altitude vineyards in Europe. The sparkling Cuvée des Guides is made 7,000 feet above sea level on the slopes of Mont Blanc, with a tasting room atop one of the state-of-the-art Skyway Monte Bianco cable car stations.

To read more: https://www.wsj.com/articles/an-italian-ski-town-where-the-food-rivals-the-views-11574791692