When we go on holiday, we want to take home some great snaps to share with friends on social media as treasured memories.
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So here are our tips for unforgettable photos during winter, the perfect time of year to enjoy these beautiful landscapes with rosy cheeks, woolly hats, gloves, colourful scarves and big coats.
1. SUMMIT OF PAGANELLA
Paganella is the mountain above Andalo, where the ski pistes are, a popular destination for lovers of winter sports but non-skiers can also get to the summit of Paganella using the comfortable gondola lift and the four-person chairlift, whisking you up to the summit at 2,215 metre, more than 1,000 metres above the town.
A breathtaking view
From the summit of Paganella, there is an incredible 360° panorama which is unmatched in the region, with views of the Brenta Dolomites and even Lake Garda, as well as the Val di Non valley and down to the city of Trento, as well as other parts of the Dolomites.
2. THE TERRACE OVERLOOKING THE DOLOMITES
Do you want to feel like you can reach out and touch the Brenta Dolomites?
Then you have to visit Montanara.
The Dolomites are a UNESCO World Heritage listed site and viewing them from this terrace you will understand why, with a breathtaking view of their pinnacles and crags.
How to get to Montanara:
from Andalo, drive to the Valbiole car park (reached from Via Pradel), then continue on foot towards Pradel; at the junction near Baita Pineta take footpath number 352 to the altitude of 1,525 metres. Total journey time around 1 hour, ascent 500 metres.
From Molveno, you can take the Molveno-Pradel gondola lift; from here, you can either walk up on foot or take the four-person chairlift.
3. THE ARCHWAY AT MASO TOSCANA
Andalo was traditionally made up of 14 little hamlets, known as masi. This name comes from the Latin mansus describing a farmstead with a parcel of land, worked by serfs who had feudal obligations. The masi in Andalo were home to several families from the same clan who lived in the buildings around the original farmhouse.
Maso Toscana is one of the oldest in Andalo, along with long-time rival of Maso Cadin.
At Maso Toscana, you can see the ancient arch, known as Pont dei Perini, which is the symbol of the “Giro dei Masi” tour. An archway of this type, providing access to the upstairs of the hayloft by ox cart, was undoubtedly owned by a well-to-do family.
4. THE MAGIC OF EVENING IN ANDALO, THE TOWN IN THE FOREST
When dusk falls and the lights come on in Piazza Dolomiti, the scene is a magical one!
With its timber-framed buildings, lights and decorations, this square will leave you spellbound.
The atmosphere of an enchanted woodland, where you can savour the scent of the trees and the amazing ring patterns of tree stumps, illuminated by the light filtered through the forest.
5. CROZ DEL RASAR
A fantastic viewpoint overlooking the town of Andalo from above!
The Croz del Rasar is on the forest path that links Rifugio Dosson and Rifugio Meriz, two mountain lodges either of which makes a good starting point. It is an easy walk of about 1.5 hours from one rifugio to the other. In the snow, it makes for a wonderful snowshoe walk.
This natural vantage point offers incredible views over the wide valley around Andalo and the Brenta Dolomites beyond.
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