In Leukerbad, we led an active spa lifestyle, regularly visiting the local thermal springs. After moving to Courmayeur, we decided here to continue in the same spirit. I must say that in the Valle d’Aosta region from the ancient Romans, only one thermal complex was preserved in the village of Pre San Didier, a 10-minute drive from Courmayeur. Unfortunately, they are not allowed here with children under 14 years old, so we had to leave our young bathers at home.
Water here is not cooled, since Verney spring has been flowing from the bowels of the earth for 1000 years with a temperature of 37 degrees comfortable for the body. Rich in iron oxide and calcium carbonate, water is considered extremely beneficial for muscles and bones. In addition, it softens the skin, improves blood Continue reading
The first World Cup races in Val Gardena took place in 1969 – then they held two stages, men’s (along the Saslong) and women’s (along the Cir). At first, a heated controversy erupted around the men’s downhill track – many experts of those years did not accept Saslong’s concept. For example, the Austrian skier Karl Schrantz refused to start, believing that the track is too easy (by the way, Schrantz developed the highest speed on it).
Indeed – before the advent of the descent to Val Gardena in skiing, a completely different concept prevailed – a minimum of control gates, but a maximum of hillocks and pits. In order to win, it was Continue reading
The Venice Carnival – the ancestor of all other carnivals – to this day remains the most famous and popular carnival in Europe and, along with the carnival in Rio de Janeiro, in the world. The main advantage of the Venetian carnival in relation to other numerous carnivals is the fact that almost any tourist can become an active and full participant in it for free.
Therefore, thousands of tourists from different parts of the world go to the most romantic city not only in the summer, when the southern bright sun is overhead, and the sky is piercingly blue reflected in the same color as the water of the canals, but also at the end of winter, when the city is wrapped under a low dark sky light fog, and everything around it seems asleep and waiting for spring and warmth. Indeed, it was at this moment that the whole of Venice abruptly flares up with an incredibly bright and colorful holiday, marking the beginning of the annual carnival, giving all participants and spectators only positive emotions and unforgettable impressions.
Carnival in Venice Continue reading