Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Into Italy: Down the Aldige River

One of the branches of the Aldige River starts in the Vinschgau Valley, seen above and below.

The Aldige broadens as it flows into a large agricultural valley, growing principally apples.

This area, as far as Merano and Bolzano, is German speaking and full of German tourists.
The province is called Alto Adige in Italian and Sudtirol in German, it was part of Austria until after WW I. We were happy to find a bike path the whole way along the Adige.

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