Incontri d’Alt(r)a Quota: the programme


Event ended

A summer with the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation, discovering a mountain to tell stories about, taste, photograph and paint. Four rendezvous on the Dolomites trails for a new way of experiencing World Heritage. The “Incontri d’Alt(r)a Quota” programme, which will return to Trentino Alto Adige, Veneto and Friuli this year, has been finalised.

Registrations are now open at where you can obtain further information. Places will still be limited in order to comply with COVID-19 regulations.

Learning to write about the mountains with Matteo Righetto

Writer Matteo Righetto is the author of numerous novels which have been translated into several languages and received with critical and public acclaim; they are often set in a mountain environment, which he loves and inhabits, as he spends most of the year in Colle Santa Lucia (BL). On the occasion of the 2019 edition of Pordenonelegge, “UNESCO Dolomites” Special Award winner Righetto offered to accompany the participants to the event on 16 July 2021, departing from Passo Staulanza and arriving at the Città di Fiume mountain hut, through forested landscapes, from the rocks under the north face of Monte Pelmo and finally through the meadows surrounding the mountain hut. In each of these settings, the writer will speak briefly and then give the participants the opportunity to write down or record their suggestions which they will then be invited to express in a text, once they have arrived at their destination. In the afternoon, Matteo Righetto will hold a discussion with attendees and others who may join, subject to the availability of places to comply with social distancing outside the mountain hut; at the centre of the writer’s reflections are the key themes characterising the present and future of life at high-altitudes. The event will be free of charge.

Dinner with chef Alessandro Gilmozzi

In his Michelin-starred restaurant in Cavalese, chef Alessandro Gilmozzi has transformed the use of wild herbs from the Dolomites into a culinary experience flavoured with ancient traditions and new discoveries. He will accompany attendees on 20 July to the Pordenone mountain hut in Val Cimoliana; an easy afternoon walk down the valley to discover the local herbs will be the prelude to a four-hands dinner prepared by the chef with manager Marika Freschi. The following day, for those who wish to join, there will be a more demanding excursion to the viewpoint overlooking the famous Campanile di Val Montanaia, symbol of the Friulian Dolomites Natural Park. In this case as well, the event will be limited to a few participants who will only be required to cover the cost of accommodation and breakfast.

Drawing and photographing the Dolomites

The last two events will take place in September, and you can find all the details in our upcoming newsletters. After literature and cooking, the workshops will be dedicated to the representation of the Dolomites through painting and photography. A watercolour painting workshop will be held at the Antermoia mountain hut on 10 September with Silvia De Bastiani, an extraordinary interpreter of the Fossil Archipelago which, thanks to her paintbrush, is once again being portrayed in water and colour. Finally, between 18 and 19 September, photographer Moreno Geremetta – whose shots depict the wonder of the Dolomites on the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation social media pages – will lead the participants in a workshop entitled, “Capturing moments of light” at the Alpe di Tires mountain hut.