Some of you may have read a previous blog about my love of the Italian agriturismo but for those you who have not heard of an agriturismo it is an independently-owned farm used partially for accommodation purposes. This means that this might be a place with one room/ apartment or 20, it really depends.
We have finally decided that we will put our home on the market in May and have made the rather brave assumption that come August 1st we will be bound for Europe, house free! We have yet to figure out where to fly, where to buy a car (or move our car - a new idea I need to explore) but we figure that this process to buy or collect our car will take about a week. So come the 11th or so of August we are ready to experience agriturismo life and so far the plan is to stay in various agriturismos until November. We are going to start with a 2 week stay in the Alto Adige region which is where you will find the stunning Dolomites, the stunning Northern Italian Alps.
Wow, is it hard to find a place in this region that actually has availability in summer! We love to go to this region to experience the summer hiking, fresh air and stunning mountains. Our first choice was to stay in a lovely sounding town called Castelrotto which is the largest town in the Seiser Alm region which is largest high-altitude Alpine meadow in Europe but alas for our budget everywhere is booked. After more research done, on my husband’s part we have landed on the town of St Magdalena. Check out this picture - not a bad place to stay huh! And, yes, this is the view from the place we are staying.
One great thing about these places in the Dolomites is that they often throw in these activity cards. For this particular location the card is called the DolomiteMobil Card which offers free use of public transport, free entry in over 80 museums, guided excursions and alpine tours, free use of the local swimming pool and free rides on the Seceda funicular! What a deal - can’t wait to get there!