In my life, I moved several times. Always in Italy. Always near Milan, but in different places: in its suburbs, countryside or CBD. Every move concurred to a period of my life, and although I feel very grateful for that, I definitely prefer to live the closest to nature.

I don’t know if you ever get the feeling of being “protected by something bigger than you”, realizing that you always are in the right place at the right time. That you simply have to let life flow and everything sorts out.

But what about roots? Of course, I truly believe in “Home is where your heart is“, but where do I belong? So I’ve realized that I don’t have a unique place that reminds me home, apart from the Dolomites. I feel free up there in Trentino Alto Adige, at the foot of those mountains.
The Mountain.
The mountains I love the most.


Tre Cime di Lavaredo (foto di Armela Vassa) #dolomiti #dolomites #trecimedilavaredo

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  I spent so many summers of my childhood running wild and free at Granpa’s place in a tiny village of the Fiemme Valley. There I had a bunch of raiding mates to meet up year after year. We grew up together adventure after adventure, and I have so many tales to tell my son now, that I couldn’t wait for more to go exploring the Dolomites with kids!


Finally last summer we realized our dream and spent there a relaxing and active holiday that completely restored our body, mind and soul.

I love staying on the mountain because of the strong traditions inhabitants have and store. Recipes, ancient crafts, how to deal with cattle. Everything is handed down from one generation to another, and you can feel the passion for their work.

Dolomites with kids: activities in the outdoor

If you love the outdoors as we do, you have plenty activities to enrich your day. Hike, MTB, adventure park, or simply mind relax through a sensory walk in the woods. There are endless paths to follow, both for beginners or experienced hikers. Cycle lanes that come after forests and villages, as well as rafting and rock climbing.

#hiking in #valdifiemme with #kidtrotter #dolomites are a magnificent setting!! Una foto pubblicata da Alessandra Granata (@viaggideirospi) in data:

Fun & #mtb at the #mountain #lamiafiemmewow #vallewiva #parconaturalepaneveggio

Un video pubblicato da Alessandra Granata (@viaggideirospi) in data:

Reach your goals, one step at a time! #montagnaconbambini #mountainlovers #igtravelthursday Una foto pubblicata da Alessandra Granata (@viaggideirospi) in data:


Experience the unspoiled, going off the beaten path and listen. You can teach your kids to pay attention to the sounds of nature and learn one of the most important lessons of their entire life: protect the environment, taking care of Mother Nature’s gifts.

  Nature is the perfect playground where both kids and adults can have fun. Here at the top of the mountain, you can enjoy the essential. The only connection you have is with the landscape. No cell phone, no wifi, no electronic devices. Kids can play with the simplest things, like stones, pinecones, sticks and whatever attracts their attention.


In this sort of “perfect” setting parents play a crucial role, especially when misadventures are around the corner.

#hikingwithkids following the #paths of #worldwar #dolomites

Una foto pubblicata da Alessandra Granata (@viaggideirospi) in data:

  Even if bad weather that turns your hike down, but you are willing to see the world through their sons’ eyes, you’ll find the strength to go along your way, recover and to learn something new.

Jump into the middle of things, get your hands dirty, fall flat on your face, and then reach for the stars. Una foto pubblicata da Valentina Cappio (@thefamilycompany) in data:

dolomites with kids


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