Erri De Luca at the Roda di Vael Refuge
Tales from the Dolomites
Care for the environment, a superb gastronomic culture that despises the waste of food and the Dolomite peaks as they appear on screen, in fiction and documentary films. These are the themes under discussion in the latest series of meetings entitled Racconti dalle Dolomiti, in which today’s experts and leading players discuss news and topics of interest in those very special settings in Val di Fassa that add to the magic and value of all the events held there. You too can join them by taking an undemanding walk, no doubt also exchanging a few jokes, along the way.
The series of meetings was conceived and produced by the management and Press office of the Fassa APT tourist board.
Caring for the environment, from words to deeds – Friday 22 July
The meeting starts at 11:30 on 22 July in the meadows of the Roda di Vael Refuge, on the theme “Caring for the environment, from words to deeds”. The guests invited to make the audience think about this theme are Erri De Luca, writer and mountaineer with a huge interest in environmental issues, and Marcella Morandini, Director of the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation.
The hike to the meeting with the guests will start from the Paolina – Passo Carezza cable lift at 10.15. It is possible to sign up free for this walk at the Vigo di Fassa tourist office by 18.00 on Thursday 21 July. Participants must pay for their own cable lift ticket. The walk to the Roda di Vael Refuge takes about an hour.
If bad weather prevents an open-air meeting in the meadows next to the refuge, it will take place at 16:30 in the council chamber of the Vigo di Fassa Town Hall.
Other diary dates for Tales from the Dolomites
On 28 July, in the meadows surrounding the Fuciade Refuge, the topic is “Local food: the culture of gastronomic excellence against waste”, with Andrea Segrè, Riccardo Felicetti and Sergio Rossi. On 5 August, La Rezila Refuge plays host to the last meeting of summer 2016 entitled “The Dolomites on screen, in documentary and fiction films”, with Piero Badaloni, journalist and writer telling how the story of the area has been told on film, in particular his documentary The Dolomites – mountains, people and their stories, made in 2014 and shown on the TV stations Rai Storia and Rai International and many other local broadcasters, and also in a great many private screenings.