Grand Hotel Savoia
Via Roma, 62, Cortina d'Ampezzo, 32043, Italy
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The Dolomites along Brenner's Pass, Italy
The easy way down
Travel Tips for Cortina d'Ampezzo
This group of mountains - the 5 towers - we passed on our way into Cortina and saw from the cable-car trips. Torre del Barancio, Lusy, Romana, Grande, Terza, Quarta and Inglese are the names of of the "Five Towers".
They are located between the passes of Falzarego and Giau are have become more renowned since Sylvester Stallons filmed the mountain climbing film "Cliffhanger" here.
Try the grappa!
Many of the bars especially up in the hills will have grappa for sale. Not in bottles but in rubber sealed jars like big jam jars. The Women's Institute never did this! Grappa the spirit made from the remains of the wine pressings is normally a clear liquid but here they mix it with various things like fruit, honey and herbs to produce some excellent high octane flavoured spirits. They even did some with onions and one with milk but it looked disgusting! The wonderful drinks are taken from the jars by ladle and well worth a try. Excellent stuff and who cares if it's mass produced somewhere. It looks like homebrew and tastes like it! Give it a try if you see some. Two places where they have it are at Lago Ghedina and Lago Pianozes but you'll see it at many of the rifugios. Sorry I haven't got any pictures.
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