As you stand at a Rifugio (a hut on a mountain) 2168 metres and look out over the Village of Sorega in Italy, the view over the Passo Valparola is breath taking and fantastic. A person can see all the way from the snow covered peaks, down to the village below where the sun is shining, and appreciate just how high up this view is from.
This area of Italy is known as South Tirol, or Sued Tirol, which is one of the two provinces that make up the Trentino-Alto Adige / Sudtirol region of the country. This area is known for its high, majestic mountains, and as it is the northernmost point of Italy, it shares a border with Austria, so it has many characteristics of both countries.
Mountains are everywhere you look in the region of Italy, and this also varies the climate so much, because snow stays on the mountains for much of the year, but down in the valleys it can be lush and green from all the rain, and also become quite warm in the summertime.
Visitors can hike, climb, or drive through this area or if you are really adventurous, you can mountain bike it as well. The scenery here is unlike anything you can see in the world and it seems to have a little something to offer everyone that comes here.
View from Passo Valparola (Rifugio) at 2168 metres Village of Sorega, Italy, South Tirol, Sued Tirol, Europe, Europe 2006.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/9.0, exposure time of 1/160 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 160mm.
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