16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Under the bell tower

At almost 60 years of age it is not easy to decide to face again the huge adventure that had taken place as a young man. Last fall with my second son I made the decision and together we faced the difficult climb to the Bell Tower of Val Montanaia, the most famous peak of the Friulian Dolomites, and slept in the bivouac that lies just below. The moment of dinner, alone in the immensity of the starry sky, was a magical experience that we will keep in our heart forever.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2017
Date Uploaded: 10.2018
Photo Location: Italy
Camera: NIKON D800
Copyright: © Stefano Zocca