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Walking in autumn

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We’ve had a very warm and enjoyable summer pretty much everywhere, though the thought of balmy nights feels truly distant. The days are getting shorter, the morning air is crisp and we welcome a warm supper when we get home in the evening. 

Autumn is a marvellous month, glorious colours enveloping the leaves on the trees, the changing lights giving us true emotions, the landscape evoking a canvas ready to be painted with bright hues.

 

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Summer days are here… time to go climbing!

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Longer days are here and this means you’ll have more time for your outdoor activities, from hiking to cycling, rafting to alpinism, walking to climbing.

We have already talked about the “spirit” of climbing and what you’ll need to get to grips with it.

Let’s focus on its two most well known “variations”: sport and trad.

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Harmony in the woods

liutai-lavorazione-legno-alta-badiaMusic colours our lives and defines our destiny.  We all cherish in it and we would simply not even conceive a life without music. WE all have our tastes and can swing with a good boogie, tap the rhythm of dance music or sing our loved ones heartfelt lullabies. How many of us, however, stop and wonder what musical instruments are made of?

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Luge: a South Tyrol history

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Otto Bachmann. How many times have you seen this surname, written in capital letters, promoting the business of the former world luge champion?

His shiny yellow trademark luges are a feast for the eyes and a pleasure to ride. 

 

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Beauty SPA Vives

Beauty SPA Vives: a place where to rediscover yourself, where to listen to your body, where to regenerate energies through special paths and relaxing treatments. The chromo-path that leads to the Beauty Spa Vives - red imperial cimbro, green bluish Etruria, yellow chrome and yellow of Naples – will prepare you for.

The design has been conceived by Wilma Wieser, the architect Francesca Arra and Helmut Pizzinini, who also realized the paintings, using only pure pigments and restoration techniques.

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Days out hiking: some advice

ferrateThe days are getting longer, warmer, snow is melting, and we want to pursue outdoor adventures. We are going to examine hiking: how can we do that safely? And, most of all, where do I start? Here is some advice.

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Stop hiding! Feeling good in mountains

escursioni-nordik-walkingScientists and experts talk about the importance of going to the mountains as a therapeutic experience. There are indeed courses dedicated to “mountain therapy” and rehabilitation programmes which involve spending some time high up in a hut or refuge, as a mean of exchanging experiences and sharing one’s knowledge.

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