Food of the Dolomites: Speck

A must when in the Dolomites. So much like Prosciutto while still totally different. Delicious!

Orna O'Reilly: Travelling Italy

Lago di Braies l ©ornaoreilly.comA plate of speck, with cheese, pickles and bread dotted with fennel seeds; when I think of food in the Dolomites this is what always springs to mind. So when I visited this beautiful region of northern Italy recently, guess what I had for lunch on the very first day!

In September, I stayed in the Dolomites for a week, sampling the delights of the Val Pusteria in late summer. There were many activities on offer such as walking, cycling and hiking in the mountains. I was there with Tom Weber, The Palladian Traveler, and we were guests of Christian Pircher at the Hotel Adler in the pretty town of Villabassa.

Villabassa

My previous visit to the Italian Dolomites had been during settimana bianca(white week) when I spent a snow-filled week with a group of skiers – in a non-skiing capacity – and had lots of…

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