Chiesetta di San Giovanni in Ranui

The Dolomites

Sitting alone in a meadow below the gargantuan spiky peaks of the Odle mountain group, this tiny and almost impossibly picturesque onion-steepled church (built in 1744) is one of the Dolomites' most iconic photo-ops. Look for it about 1km east (and uphill) from the village of Santa Maddalena di Funes.

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2. Diözesanmuseum

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3. Dom

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4. Museo Ladin

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5. Parco Naturale Sciliar-Catinaccio

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6. Messner Mountain Museum Kronplatz

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7. LUMEN Museum of Mountain Photography

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8. Museo Ladin de Fascia

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