We’re back from a long weekend in the Eisack Valley (Valle Isarco in italian), wishing that we could have stayed another 2 days. The trip exceeded our expectations on all fronts, from the weather to the hiking trails, to the “Keschtnigl” chestnut festival and naturally, the excellent food! The owner of Haus Urban B&B was a gracious hostess and I’m inclined to think that all went well especially when she suggested that we call her direct if we plan on visiting again.
We knew that being so close to the Austrian border would mean signs written in 2 languages – italian and german – but it just didn’t occur to us that the latter would be spoken primarily everywhere we went. Danke, bitte, auf Wiedersehen… I did myself proud when ordering a plate of schlutzkrapfen (spinach and ricotta-filled ravioli drenched in butter) without batting an eyelid. Ja, we loved vacationing in Alto Adige. More posts to come, auf Wiedersehen!