In the summer of 1989 the Molveno mountaineer and alpine guide, Franco Nicolini, achieved a great number of climbs in the Brenta Mountains. The «Vie Dolomieu» was made by this alpinist in homage to the French geologist to celebrate the bicentenary of the discovery of the Dolomites. Nine years later, in January 1996, Franco repeated the feat by climbing the same peaks one after the other.
After his early days in the television service, covering sports events and fiction programmes for the main Italian channels, he produced "Tuttomontagna", a programme for pay TV with Enrico Zampini, in addition to numerous other documentaries dedicated to nature, tourism and outdoor pursuits for channels dedicated to specific themes. He produced "Le Flame del Paradis" and "Esplosioni di un artista” for the director Luciano Emmer ". He dealt with the coordination and text of the documentary "Il Futuro corre sul filo" dedicated to the world of cable lift systems.