2005 / august / 23

One week in Italia

A week's holiday, visiting la famiglia in the small village of Fondo in Val di Non, Trentino.

Some random notes, awaiting a proper narrative.

Cosina nonesa en ti somasi de Fon - now that's the way Italians like a village fest: organizing it around food. Two days to have lots of local specialities and an excuse to talk about food all weekend.

Fondo-0062 preparing for the canyon
Canyon river Sass. Fondo is actually built on top of a gorge, and a couple of years ago, a walkway was opened through it. Sometimes you could see a house fifty meters above.

Walking in the valley and the mountains. Testing my vertigo in the Funicolare Mendola - St. Antonio and in the chairlift on the Roën...

Fondo-0092 lago molveno
Lago di Molveno. Terrific scenery, though too cold to swim.

Touring the region. Val di Non really is the nicest valley by far.

Seeing Verdi's Nabucco at the Fondo Opera Festival.

From Trento runs a narrow gauge line, mostly parallel to the mainline to Bolzano up to Mezzocorona, where it turns into Val di Non. The locals call it il trenino.
Ferrovia Trento-Male.
In Trento station FS, we visited visiting the Model railway exhibition of the Gruppo Fermodellistico Arnaldo Pocher. Accessible only by request - we got a tour from the Capo di Stazione himself.

Swimming pool, 1km above sea level.

Parlare Italiano - io sono pio bene adesso. Studying paid off.


The cameraphone pics are on flickr. I shot a roll of b/w as well, but the darkroom will have to wait while it's summer!

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