This is me, the writer, telling stories about family, travel, quirky moments in life and refecting on the world and its absurdities.
Tuesday, 25 June 2013
Day 2 The Dolomites and Vittorio Veneto
The Italians are obsessed with cars. They must be. Why would you build this magnificent monstrosity otherwise. All the real people who wanted to enjoy the view were on the old road. Hundreds of bikes - everything from Harleys to Vespas.
Vittorio is a heritage town in the foothills of the Dolomites. It was here that there was a signing of papers at the end of WWI> correct me if I'm wrong. All the hordes of invaders who have swept down from the hills to take a bite out of Italy over the centuries - most notably the Austrians - must have sorted out some pretty sophisticated transport systems to get them across these ranges. That or had lots of expendable troops.
Vittorio veneto is only about a half hour drive from Orsago. I was surprised..