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This is a very easy hike through the largest, high alpine meadow in all of Europe. The Alpe di Siusi (Italian) or Seiser Alm (German), has many trails to walk on. Situated in northern Italy’s South Tyrol area, it has views that are incredible. And everything in this area is still signed in both Italian and German. It is a very popular skiing destination in the winter also. We made our way from the town we stayed in to Castelrotto, and then just beyond to Siusi, where we took the gondola up to Compatsch. Once off the gondola, you can walk pretty much anywhere. We were going to originally try for the top of Sciliar, but that didn’t pan out this time. So we did this simple loop to get a feel for the meadow. So many options to choose from, I would love to come back here some day and do more of the trails. If ever in this part of Northern Italy, I highly recommend this as a nice easy day spent with endless views.
This is a super easy hike and has unreal views. It involved 3 modes of transportation for us that day. We walked down the street from our hotel to the gondola station. We took that to the top, which involved getting off the first one and on another. Then we walked the Via del Pan trail all the way to Lake Fedaia. Then it was a bus ride back to town. What an awesome day and the views of the Dolomites of Northern Italy from here are amazing. The Marmolada glacier is right across the valley the whole way. Many different mountain groups can be seen along this trail too. All part of the Dolomite section of the Italian Alps. When we arrived at the lake, we walked across the street and had a couple cold ones while we waited for the bus. This was our first hike in Northern Italy, and it was great. Hope to return some day and explore other areas.