Monday, 14 March 2011

Village of Coi di Zoldo in Italian Dolomites

The Italian Dolomites are not just a skiing destination, there are also many other activities one can enjoy. Hiking and climbing during the summer are just two of them.

As I have been told, tourist accommodation facilities within the main tourist centres are usually sold out for half a year in advance. If you are thinking of making a reservation in the top summer season you should start doing something about it even much earlier.
I suggest you do your homework and look for some useful information before you start your holiday in Italy.

Even if you are not a sports person, there are many opportunities to simply enjoy the nature and local Italian culinary delights.

Among many interesting things to do is also visiting some of the unspoiled little villages just off the beaten path.

In the close vicinity of the town of Zoldo Alto, just 3 kilometres from ski lifts in the centre of Pecol (Civetta ski area), there is an old little village of Coi. It lies at 1494 m on a sunny side of a hill above Val di Zoldo. It is really small and really cute.

Even though most of the buildings are rather old or at least built in traditional style, there is also a hotel where one can stay. I did not have time for a closer look and can't really say if it is any good.
I have also noticed that many traditional barns have been renovated and transformed into fancy holiday retreats. The only thing giving them away are glassed windows. Some of the old ones appeared to still be on sale.

The village offers an opportunity for a nice afternoon walk and a load of details are just shouting for a photo. Here are just two of the many photos I took during a short stroll around (the first one is taken from the top of one of the nearby ski-lifts on the opposite side of the valley and offers an interesting perspective of the village).


Indrani 16 March 2011 at 01:53  

I couldn't include this place because of time constraint and what a loss.

Travel-PB 16 March 2011 at 15:27  

Maybe some other time. ;)

Mandy 20 March 2011 at 00:09  

It looks quite charming! It looks like I will finally be visiting Italy next year, after wanting to go for about 20 years!!

Travel-PB 20 March 2011 at 21:35  

I am happy for you Emm and will keep my fingers crossed, that you make it! Italy has so much to offer.

Which parts are you planning to visit? Or is it still too far away for any kind of plan?

Mandy 20 March 2011 at 21:42  

We've wanted to do a figure-of-8 road trip for many years but that might be too ambitious. We'd certainly like to visit many towns as my in-laws are coming up from South Africa.

Travel-PB 20 March 2011 at 22:18  

If you'll be looking for some advice (and by some strange coincidence) won't find answers already on my blog, feel free to ask for advice.

I have already been all over Italy, but also still have some places on my to-do list. For instance, Rome is still waiting for me. :)

Mandy 20 March 2011 at 22:47  

Thank you! That is very kind of you. Who do you use to book flights and accommodation?

Travel-PB 21 March 2011 at 08:34  

I usually use my car and find accommodation as I go. Once we even did a road trip through the whole country from the North-eastern border to Sicily and back. I guess that is a bonus for living in a neighbouring country. :)

I usually opt for private rooms (Camere) or even camping sites. This might be a problem if there will be many of you travelling together or you have chosen to go during the peak of tourist season.

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