Saturday, 25 August 2012
I cannot believe it is only a week since we were in the Dolomites enoying the clear air, delightful walks and cable car rides, visits to fabulous museums and frescoed castles, not to mention the delicious food and incredible service and hospitality that you find all around this area - even up in the refuges at 2,500 metres, the cooking is sublime! Richard and I came down off the tops and stayed in the Val Gardena. From here you can visit all the 'tops' by cable-car - and at some of those tops you will find restaurants and cafes with great food and loungers for recovering! You can also explore the valley and its delightful towns by frequent bus.
We stayed here, the Lanzinger Garni, a family run hotel, personally overseen by the dynamic, multilingual, Martha Lanzinger. It was a perfection on a plate. A short walk to cable cars and to the bus-stop, a hop to shops and restaurants, yet wonderfully serene and quiet.
Rooms were roomy and impeccable.
And there was a different cake for breakfast each day. What was there not to like!
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Click here for a recipe - remember to presoak the raisins in rum (or Earl Grey if you don't like the alcoholic kick). Better still, get someone to cook you one 2,000 metres up in the Dolomites. Rugs are provided on the chairs.....zzzzzz.
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 16:37