Travel to South Tyrol, Italy (Podcast)

Learn about traveling to South Tyrol, Italy while talking to Amateur Traveler Lynne Nieman about this beautiful region in northern Italy.

Lynne says, “What I’m going to say is probably more geared towards people who want to be outside, or at least you don’t have to be some kind of hardcore hiker, skier or anything like that. But even someone who only appreciates the great outdoors appreciates beautiful mountains.”

“The dolomite peaks are there. And of course, the Dolomites are also a UNESCO world heritage site. There are a total of nine Dolomite parks. And I. Six of these are in the greater Trentino Alto Adige region, perhaps three or four specifically in South Tyrol. So it’s a great place to appreciate the scenery, or to take in the scenery, go up into the mountains.”

“There are beautiful, quaint villages. There are many castles. If you’re a big city person, this isn’t the place for you, but if you like small quaint towns, some historical sites and a beautiful natural scenery, then South Tyrol is for you.”

Lynne starts us off at Castelrotto, which we use as a base to visit the alpine meadow area of ​​Alpe di Siusi. This is a beautiful, low-impact hiking experience. It’s not like walking the Alta Via 1 we talked about recently.

He recommends visiting Prösels Castle, located under the Schlern mountain, or the castle near the town of Campo Tures, on the Austrian border.

You can take a day hike to some mountain huts or cottages in the area, such as Pederü Mountain Cottage, Sennes Hütte or Fanes Mountain Cottage. You can stay overnight if you book in advance or just take a day trip.

Take a break at the beautiful Lago di Braies (Lake Braies) with its beautiful green waters, or stop at the Augustinian monastery of Novacella, where the monks have been producing wine for almost 900 years. Visit the small village of Santa Maddalena in the beautiful Val di Funes. If you enjoy driving on winding mountain roads, Lynne also recommends driving through Passo Gardena.

If you love the outdoors, visit South Tyrol in Italy.

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Show notes

Travel Your Way
South Tyrol
Why Castelrotto Is The Best Town In Dolomites Italy
Beautiful Alpe di Siusi Hiking Guide in Italy
Prösels Castle
Santa Maddalena, Italy
San Vigilio di Marebbe, Italy
Father Mountain Hut
Sennes Hütte
Fanes Mountain Hut
Lake Braies in Italy – Lago di Braies / Pragser Wildsee
Novacella Monastery
The best wines of South Tyrol
Passo Gardena: One of Italy’s Most Beautiful Drives
7 Reasons You Should Travel To The Incredible Campo Tures Italy
Travel to South Tyrol, Italy – Chapter 425
Travel to Northern Italy (Mantua, Verona, Padua) – Chapter 552
Verona Arena


Andreas on Travel to Adelaide, Australia – Chapter 770

Thanks for taking me back to Adelaide, where I spent 3 months on a student exchange in 1992. Shout out to Concordia College!

But I have to weigh in on the Captain Hahn argument because I was surprised when Chris said he was Danish, not German. Because the name is clearly German.

What happened is that he was born on the island of Sylt, which was semi-autonomous within the Kingdom of Denmark and was part of Prussia in 1866 (after Hahn’s death).
As such, he may have been a Danish citizen, but was most likely German (or Prussian) ethnically and linguistically. He also boarded a German ship and took German settlers to South Australia.

Before the time of nation states, I always found it a little difficult to tell if someone was of one citizenship or another. Especially when it comes to multi-ethnic empires or countries that didn’t exist then, as in Germany. (Germany was established as a nation-state only after Hahn’s death in 1871. But that doesn’t mean that people didn’t have the idea of ​​being German before, at least in BC. [failed] 1848 revolution.)
And even more so in that eerie area that gives us the famous Schleswig-Holstein question.

To date, there is a German minority in Denmark and a Danish minority in Germany, both protected by laws and treaties.
I refer to this to close a travel-related note in my report on a very long train journey from Germany to Sweden:

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