Canazei, Italy is in the heart of the Dolomites and the perfect base to explore the vast unesco protected area without snow. The Marmolada Glacier is 15 minutes by car away and the Via Ferrata at the doorstep. Exploring the seemingly unlimited walking tracks and biking tracks will leave you breathless. The views will leave you speechless. A breeding ground for world champion para gliders and extreme sports fanatics.
Taking a guided tour enables you to really appreciate the rich history, folklore and romance that coves the area like the wildflowers. Summer is as busy as winter if not more so as open passes mean access is easy from every direction. Motorcyclists, cyclists and motorists ascend and descend on the mountains in force to enjoy some of the many local festas or carnivals up and down the valley.
In Italy you can take a day trip to lake Garda or stay in Venice before you leave. The Streda Del Vino or Wine Road starts in Riva del Garda and ends in Ora where the mini coach climbs out of the valley, up to Val De Fassa and the chalet. Bolzano is home to Ortsi the cave man frozen in a glacier, found with an arrow in his back.