After we rented a car in Venice Airport, we drove to the mountains.
Dolomites are a mountain range located in northeastern Italy.
It is one of the most beautiful places in Italy and in August 2009 Dolomites were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
We weren't quite lucky with the dates of out visit.
In May there is still snow in the mountains and the weather is quite cold - around +5/+10 C.
Due to the cold weather we didn't manage to hike and mostly stayed in the car
Our first stop was an apartment in the small city called San Vito di Cadore.
The prices for accommodations were low, because we visited in low season.
After we moved in we went for a walk around the city and met sunset.
Next morning we drove to the neighbouring city Cortina d'Ampezzo.
The city was empty, nobody on the streets and only in the tourist information center we found somebody.
She gave us a map and told about places around that we can visit.
We went to some small lake nearby.
But our main goal in the Dolomites was the Great Dolomite Road.
It was built in 1909 and went through the most beautiful places to promote tourism in South Tyrol.
Since then it became popular amongst bikers and automobile drivers due to its curvy roads.
In the evening we stopped in german hotel called Gasthof zur Sonne.
Once we settled it started to rain and the sun came out and we saw double rainbow.
On the next day morning we went to the mountain lake Karersee (it. Lago di Carezza).
This small lake is popular among tourists and photographers due to its scenic view and mountain range in the background.
The forest around the lake is famous for its wood among musicians.
This forest is surrounded by mountains and almost never has winds.
Because of that the trees are growing straight up without curves.
Fine musical instruments can be made from this wood and manufacturers are waiting in long lines to get it.