In Italy there was Ferragosto and with some friends we used the day off to drive to Cortina, which is approximately 2 hours away from Bolzano. From there we took the Passo Tre Croci all the way up to the top of the mountain. 2 hours of hike passed in a wink and it was so worth it. The lake is just too beautiful! Breathtaking. I’ve never seen something like that.
Right at the foot of the lake there is also a small alpine hut Alfonso Vandelli. Unfortunately, the service was quite poor serving meals in plastic and canteen-look-a-like plates. That’s not the service you are used to get in an alpine hut. Nonetheless, we spent some beautiful moments up in the mountains and it was definitely not the last time we were there.
Wish you a wonderful day!