My day trip to The Dolomites
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This is Lake Carezza in South Tyrol, Italy which is also known as the rainbow lake due to its spectacular colours. The story goes that a sorcerer once hurled a rainbow into the lake, since then it has shimmered that colourful. In the background you can see the Alps and the Dolomites.

Going on a day trip to ‘The Dolomites’ while you are on holidays in South Tyrol is a must. Among the Alps the Dolomites for me are the most spectacular ones due to their difference in shape and colour. That might also be one reason why UNESCO has named them a World Heritage Site. Seeing those massive rocks that were formed millions of years ago is worth a thousand words, but instead of boring you with words, I created a little video of my trip, that you can find at the end of this post :-))

This is a picture of The Dolomites in South Tyrol, Italy. Among the Alps the Dolomites for me are the most spectacular ones due to their difference in shape and colour. Part of your day trip should be a stop at Lake Carezza which is also known as the rainbow lake due to its spectacular colours. The story goes that a sorcerer once hurled a rainbow into the lake, since then it has shimmered that colourful. Unfortunately, you are not allowed to go for a swim there. It was so tough for me to not to climb the wooden fence and take a dip in this clear blue water.

This is Lake Carezza in South Tyrol Italy which is also known as the rainbow lake due to its spectacular colours. The story goes that a sorcerer once hurled a rainbow into the lake, since then it has shimmered that colourful. In the background you can see the Dolomites and the Alps.

The final stop of your trip should be at one of the lifts that takes you up the Dolomites. We picked one that took us up to 3000 meters. What we saw on the ‘Balcony of the Dolomites’ was sort of unreal. What really surprised me was the colour of the stones up there. The entire platform was white.

This is a picture of the Balcony of the Dolomites. We took a lift on top of the Dolomites. The entire platform is white.

I forgot to take my sunglasses with me and I am really sensitive to light. The light reflections made it almost impossible for me to keep my eyes open. Fortunately, my Dad had one more pair of sunglasses so that I was able to enjoy the stunning view. Have you ever been to the Dolomites and what did you do there? Let me know in a comment.

You would like to know what else to do in South Tyrol? Check out my day trip to Lake Reschen.

To understand why I was so amazed by that day trip check out my Vlog:

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CATEGORY: Europe, Italy

Claudia Bartsch

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  • Such beautiful photographs that reflect the scenery – but I am sure don't do it enough justice! I am usually a fan of taking trips to the coast, but this is very tempting, I must admit. I especially love the myth behind the name 'Rainbow Lake'

  • Breathtaking views! Interesting fact about the color of the stones.