March 11, 2013

Italy, Take 2

Part three of our European adventure took us to a beautiful town in the Dolomites called Fie allo Sciliar. We stayed at an incredible hotel called the Emmy Hotel and Family Resort. 

The view from our room was breathtaking!

Let me say, the Italians know how to do family vacations. Everything about this hotel made it enjoyable for both parents and children. We had an adorable sheep in our room for the Mini Fashionista to ride on. 

They had both an indoor/outdoor pool, a kids wading pool and a playroom, which we didn't get any photos of.

The hotel provided breakfast, dinner and a delicious afternoon snack! There was a fruit bowl too. 

The restaurant included special food for the little people, child size cutlery and plastic plates, cups and bowls. The Mini devoured the vegetable soup! 

Fie allo Sciliar is located near the very popular ski area called Sesier Alm/Alp di Siusi. To get there you take a gondola up about 3,000 feet to a winter wonderland complete with a village, hotels, shops, alpine and XC skiing and walking trails. 

We went for a short winter walk (The Mini refused to get in the backpack), visited with some horses and had a hot chocolate and apple strudel. 


Our second day in the Dolomites we drove about an hour to Val di Fiemme for the XC World Championships. These races are second in grandeur to the Olympics and draw a huge crowd of XC skiing fans from around the world. This was a big deal to ski racing fans!

This "band" was awesome!

I think we could call this guy a "fanatic"!

And maybe this one too! Clearly the Mini Fashionista was over watching XC ski racing...

It was a fun event and a great way to finish our time in Italy! We then got back in our Vito van, drove the 3+ hours back to Munich and stayed the night before flying home. 

If anyone is interested in knowing more about our travels, hotels, etc. please feel free to contact me! 


1 comment:

  1. Love that you took the plunge for traveling with the Mini. We're contemplating the Big European Trip next year (I've begged for it for my 40th), and will be glad that ours will be 6+ and 4ish. On second thought, that may not make it easier.