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
Year after year, travelers storm the same Italian places: the coast of Sardinia and the Sicilian Taormina, the Tuscan hills and the resorts of Emilia-Romagna, land in whole landings in the Ligurian Cinque Terre or Ischia. For those who are looking for new routes and do not want to meet package tourists, I chose 10 resort places in Italy, where Italians themselves relax.
1. Zeros, Liguria
Zeros is a picturesque fishing village halfway from Genoa to France. This area is called Riviera di Ponente and is famous for its long sandy beaches and roads with dizzying views. Having rented a car, from Noli you can go to San Remo, visit Genoa and the Cinque Terre, or simply enjoy the comfort of small coastal Continue reading
The ski resort of Val Di Fiemme, located in the Italian region of Trentino, is well-known among athletes for various types of winter sports – professionals and amateurs, as well as their fans. They have chosen this wide valley, surrounded by wooded mountain peaks, for a long time – some for training and finding out which of them is the strongest at the given time, others – to look at all this and support their beloved team.
Sports have always been held here regularly enough, but recently, their number has increased significantly. Organizers of international and prestigious competitions are increasingly choosing this hospitable resort. So in the past winter season, in addition to the World Cup, Val Di Fiemme hosted the World Ski Championships. And in this, the Continue reading