Saturday, July 16, 2011


(includes Armentaroloa & San Cassiano, Cortina d’Ampezzo (Cinque Torri & Tofana), Corvara & Pedraces)

Hotel Ciasa Salares – 31 Strada Pre de Vi (San Cassiano); 011-39-095-779-3097; with 3 star restaurant.
Rosa Alpina – 20 Strada Micura de Ru; 011-39-047-184-9500;; 51 rm former parish priest’s house luxurious. (Ask for rooms 101 and 102, with own terraces.)
Hugs Bar & Grill – 20 Strada Micura de Ru; 011-39-047-184-9500;; casual.
St. Hubertus – 20 Strada Micura de Ru; 011-39-047-184-9500;; gourmet dream; 1 star.
La Siriola – 31 Armentarola in Pre de Vi (Hotel Ciasa Salares); 011-39-095-779-3097; 1 star restaurant.
Rifugio Scotoni – on mountain top (Armentarola slopes); most atmospheric; wood and stone chalet.
Stua de Michil – 20 Strada Micura de Ru; 011-39-047-184-9500;; 8 tables; rooms date back to 1400; 1 star.
Delizius – 51 Strada Micura de Ru; 011-39-047-184-9500;; gourmet picnic stuff.

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO (Cinque Torri & Tofana)
Grand Hotel Savoia – 62 Via Roma (Cortina d’Ampezzo); 011-39-0436-3201;; 130 luxurious rooms.
Hotel Meuble Oasi – 2 Via Cantore (Cortina d’Ampezzo); 011-39-0436-862-019;; not far from Faloria gondola; nice rooms.
Rifugio Averau – Averau Peak (Cinque Torri); 011-39-0436-4660; feels like paradise after long winter’s day; worth uphill snowmobile ride in dark; rough-hewn cabin; also has hostel-style dormitory where guests can spend night.
Rifugio Capanna Tondi – Faloria Peak (Cortina d’Ampezzo); 011-39-0436-05775; excellent local pasta dishes with great Italian wines.
Rifugio Duca d’Aosta – Forca d’Acero (Tofana); 011-39-0436-2780; at top Rumerio ski lift; lovely with outdoor seating.
Rifugio Pomedes – Duca d’Aosta-Pomedes ski lift top (Tofana); 011-39-0436-862-061.
Rifugio Scoiattoli – Cique Torri; 011-39-0436-867-939; traditional recipes with focus on regional ingredients.
Sights & Sites
Dolomite Mountains –; perfect for day hikes; Alps section; region between Treno, Verona, and Vicenza is called Piccole Dolomiti (Little Dolomites); portions are UNESCO natural heritage site.

La Perla – 106 Strada Col Alt; 011-39-047-183-1000;; more Tyrolean; stone hearths with roaring fires; bar is must for apres-ski drinks.

Maso Runch – 11 Strada Runch; 011-39-047-183-9796; 17th Century farmhouse; dumplings and ravioli.

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