Trip to Italy - Spring 2007

My visit to Süd Tirol and Rome count among the more memorable trips of my life... 

I love travelling and do it very often. Nevertheless, it is not so frequent that I take 10 days off and start a trip - at the drop of a hat. The trip to Italy was hence one of a kind and for more than one reason!

It all starts with a vacation balance that my employer is not too pleased about, and one that I am not willing to encash (for cash is heavily taxed). What better way to enjoy myself and let my employer sleep in peace than visiting Italy?

This  was my second trip (here is the first one to Venice) and was just as exciting.

Having got the approval on Friday, I started on Monday, the 1st of May to Sued Tirol (South Tyrol) in Italy, about 650 kms away. My first vacation spot was a quaint little village high up in the Alps that goes by the name of Oberinn. 

The guesthouse I had chosen was located 1400 mts above Sea Level and required a drive up a little, narrow, winding mountain road about as wide as my car. The first few seconds were scary to be honest, but it is a matter of time that the scenery takes over...

Gasthof Plörr was pretty...

And I treated myself to a room that had a splendid view of the valley...


 The people were friendly and the wines were excellent. Every evening ended with a Lagrain and some with a Limoncello or a Sambuca on top of it.

Oberinn has some very pretty trekking routes and the 5 km trek to the nearest town (actually, a larger village) called Klobenstein for some very tasty Pizza was a treat in itself...

The 3 nights spent at Oberinn went by as fast as one can imagine, and before I knew I was back on the road on my way to Rome.

Next: All roads lead to Rome...