A concert in heaven

For someone who loves the mountain so much just by looking at it, it comes as no wonder when I say that some things on my bucket list are elevation-related, that being a winter or summer activity,

I was in awe when I found some brave souls who wanted to join me in a fantastic adventure that included:

  • leaving at midnight, direction Alps.
  • trekking at around 4 am in complete darkness and below-temperature

All of this, to witness something magic: A concert of classical music at the top of the mountain. It started right before the first rays of light hit the bare rocks, at the top of the Dolomites…

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And then it’s there, the music starts, everyone snuggles up in the cold and enjoy the music, in silence. Not a single word is spoken, just listening to the sound of music.

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“Great things are done when men and mountains meet”, says Sounds of the Dolomites‘ motto. I can only agree to that.

This is one of the part of the concert, a special memory that will stay forever in my heart.

Amen to that.

 

Wish you were there? You can find more info about the beautiful area we were, in Trentino, Italy >>>  MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO PINZOLO E LA VAL RENDENA

Salzburg

Salzburg smells like chocolate. And music. And mountains. Yes, Salzburg smells good.

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The beginning and end of my weekend in Salzkammergut was this lovely city, lying on the Alps; It’s pretty spectacular to land there and see exactly how the white city is perfectly stuck in between the valley. Another striking fact is how brilliant clear are the colours chosen for the city centre: the facades are white, pink, light green: a crisp, pearl, elegant colour.

You can feel history knocking at your door from the first step you take.

Schloss Mirabell is a great example to get you in the mood of Austrian grandeur. The baroque palace and its exquisite “giardino all’italiana” are a delightful place to visit, just to stroll around while getting to the city centre from the train station…don’t miss it!

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Old Town- not by chance in the World Cultural Heritage- gathers a very intimate atmosphere based in the history: fortresses, palaces, residences, restaurants, don’t you fancy a bit of ‘700-‘800s glamorous baroque life you too? Everything inspires to the good old days: in front of Mozart’s birthplace you can tell the power of the past.

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What a fabulous  place to visit!

Walk across the streets, relive the best through the symbols, like the markets, or the musicians and artists in the main square, Salzburg impressed and amaze me.

  •  Downvote: the cathedral was packed like a Christo artwork (sadly just works going on the facade)
  •  Upvote for: the view from Hohensalzburg Fortress
  •  Bonus point: great angles to take pictures, as you can see here below…
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At one side of the cathedral.

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The Fortress over Old Town

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Interesting corners to take pictures at

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Quirky spots

Hooked? Check more pictures from my getaway weekend in Salzburg here: www.flickr.com

Even more hooked? Here’s the official website to get more info and start planning your trip: www.salzburg.info/en

And don’t forget a proper background music!

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