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San Giacomo, near Ortisei | by mendhak
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San Giacomo, near Ortisei

The Dolomites have a few choice chapels positioned neatly along mountain tops or on mountain views. Built to inspire.

 

The San Giacomo Chapel is about 1-2 hour's walk from Ortisei through some nice wooded hill roads. Only thing to watch out for - it's uphill all the way! I was muttering to myself the entire way up, "This better be worth it..."

 

It's one of the oldest churches in the Val Gardena, also contains a preserved document mentioning San Giacomo as a pilgrimage site in 1283.

 

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Taken on October 4, 2017