After a coach trip via Riva (a town with much history possibly inhabited since prehistoric times, ruled by the Lombards, Franks, Saxons and in the 13th century a part of the Holy Roman Empire, the Venetians and onwards), we travelled on through the Soave wine valley and followed the river Alvisio through the Latemar Rango.
On the way we stopped at a village (if my notes are correct named Moena) reknowned for its wood carving. Here is one I came acrosss roaming the side streets.
Then on through the Pordoi Pass and up to the cable car to the top of the snowy Dolomites.
On coming down the cablecar we noticed some gentian growing near the bottom and nipped round to photo before reboarding the coach.
Gentian growing in the Dolomites ........... Wild flowers on our journey everywhere
We then drove on through the Sella Pass to the three peaks of Sasso Lungo (3181) and a long stop to look at the views before a two and a half hour drive back to Limone.
I have many more photos of spectacular scenery but did not want to bore you all, but would like to add one of the Castle at Malcesine I told you we went to by boat to listen to a classical concert. Silhouetted because it was a late evening trip. The rocks in the background are across the lake behind Limone.
I hope all the photos can be enlarged by the usual click.