The off-season seems to suit us. Lately we have been saving some cash by traveling when it’s not popular, when the weather is iffy, and when the flights are cheap. Last week, that meant taking a Transavia flight from Alicante to Munich and renting a car for a week of exploring the Alps. Our primary goal: Südtirol in northern Italy. This isn’t Tirol in Austria and they don’t speak Italian, but it is a magnificently scenic region of Dolomites with a unique comingling of alpine lifestyle, German language and customs, and yet it’s still Italian (well, at least its inside Italy).