After spending Christmas and New Years Eve with friends and family at home, we decided to go to the mountains for a few days on our own. Living in Venice has some challenges but it also has many great new opportunities. Getting to the mountains in no time for example is a big plus. We hopped on a train in Venice and three hours later arrived in the beautiful south Tyrolese town of Bozen. A picturesque city located in a valley, inbetween hilly vineyards. The city is a gateway to the Dolomite mountains where you can ski, hike, Mountainbike and much more.