A mild winter in Feltre

It was a mild winter in Feltre this year and we were able to enjoy more without having to shovel loads of snow from the drive but still getting to enjoy some winter sports in the mountains. It’s really a beautiful area…hiking and paragliding in the summer & skiing or snowboarding nearby in the winter. [...]

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Paragliding Club in Feltre let us have a go

Yesterday we all went along to try out Paragliding with the local school, the Parapendio Scuola Monte Avena. Scuola di Parapendio Monte Avena offers tandem jumps and short courses to get familiar with this wonderful sport. This was a great opportunity to try out the equipment, feel the breeze on your face and run as [...]

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Some photos from this year at Villa Rosa

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ROAD CYCLING FROM VILLA-ROSA

My name is Lee and I am staying at Villa Rosa for 10 days. When Andy and Simona asked whether I may like to write a blog about cycling, I could not think of a better way to return their great hospitality! Well, what can I say. This place is absolutely beautiful and a haven [...]

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Can’t decide whether to be happy or sad

Happy that we were able to try and help the 2 fawns we found in our woods but sad that one didn’t make it (and that the Mum disappeared). One of the great things about living at Villa Rosa is the sense of open spaces and nature all around. This past week we had some [...]

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Mountain biking in the Dolomites

Peter and his friends are coming all the way from Denmark to take advantage of the amazing mountain biking here in the Dolomites.   Their inspiration was this YouTube video and they’re going to be following a similar route and staying with us for one of the nights. The video is amazing and really shows [...]

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Summer in Feltre?

It’s been a strange year so far…the Spring/Summer in Feltre seems to be having trouble getting started this year. We’ve had a some great days during April…and some typical lunches ‘al fresco’ outside on the deck (one of the many great aspects to life here!) Today the weather is stunning & the cherry trees have [...]

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THE local dish in Feltre, Belluno – Polenta & Schiz

Polenta & Schiz One of the local specialities is Polenta & Schiz…a delicious (and hearty!) meal which really sets you up for working outside and burning lots of calories… Ingredients: for 4 people 4 slices of formai (formai is local dialect for cheese) schiz a knob of butter (or oil to taste) salt Preparation: Variations [...]

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Great panoramic shots of Venice

We found a great site, by Gilles Vidal, of 360°, interactive photos of Venice…they are beautiful and give a real sense of both the picture-postcard sights of the ‘Eternal City’ & of the fact that this is a real, working place where real people live, work and go about their business.   Here’s another one [...]

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Upcoming events in Feltre

There are some interesting events coming up in Feltre soon… …At the Unisono Jazz Club on the 5 April there’s The Roberto Gatto Electrio – “Unison Jazz Club welcomes the long-awaited return of the great Roman drummer Roberto Gatto who will present to the public the new electric trio. Without forgetting tradition, this trio moves [...]

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