In this chapter we will cover the most sought-after tourist destination from all over the world, surrounded by impressive rocky mountains: Cortina d'Ampezzo.
Cortina d'Ampezzo, the queen of the Dolomites, is a renowned winter and summer tourist resort of world renown, enriched with worldliness, culture, good food: it is the scene of numerous international sporting events related to mountain sports and, during high season, it guests over thirty thousand tourists. Its success is due to the fascist regime which, in the 1930s, encouraged its development to make it equal to other famous towns such as Davos and St. Moritz in the Swiss Alps.
During the Winter Olympics of 1956, the whole world knew its splendor due to memorable moments that went down in history. Cortina d'Ampezzo, in fact, is located in the middle of the wide and sunny Conca d'Ampezzo, in the upper Valle del Boite, between the Cadore and Val Pusteria, the thermal basin of an ancient glacier. Its historic center is mostly composed of hotels, restaurants, cafés, shops and often very elegant meeting places, which extend for almost three kilometers along the state road n. 51.
Its rich area today offers many possibilities for nature lovers, including dozens of kilometers of downhill and cross-country tracks, a boundless network of trails, cycle paths and climbing gyms. Its installations have always been an example of sustainable and cutting-edge mobility, with a vision towards the future, in order to eliminate architectural barriers as much as possible.
So that everyone can enjoy and have access to the mountain, from dawn to dusk, so as to admire the magic that only the Dolomites, a World Heritage Site, can give. This is one of the great challenges of Cortina d’Ampezzo, transforming the plants into real public transport and more. Today we find some facilities like the one in Faloria, the Lagazuoi and the 5 Torri that are also accessible to the disabled.
Inside the Natural Park of the Dolomiti d'Ampezzo there are geological formations dating back to the period between the Middle Triassic (230 million years ago) and the Upper Cretaceous (90 million years ago) of the Mesozoic era, consisting of rocks such as dolomite and limestone. In the park we find a vegetation that gradually fades towards the green pastures, populated by magnificent larches and cembran pine trees, often centuries-old, large coniferous forests that cover entire valleys up to about 1900 meters, and then make way for thick pine-tree shrubs.
A variety of forest, rocky and aquatic environments that characterize the territory of the Ampezzo Dolomites and that determine its wealth, hosting a large number of animal species. To dance between these valleys we find the Boite and Fanes torrents, cramped and deep, the first forming a series of spectacular waterfalls under Malga Ra Stua, the second instead, develops in three waterfalls, each more than 50 meters high, and are particularly suggestive and thunderous due to the large amount of water flowing through it.
-Sagra d'Ampezzo, celebrates the opening of the season of rural festivals, which from early July to the end of August will enliven the summer of the paths and the districts of the basin, of Cadin, Cortina, Key, Alverà, Zuel and Azon. It’s a great opportunity to experience the genuine spirit of the queen of the Dolomites outdoors, with a good amount of sweets, typical recipes and fun.
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The most characteristic cities and places in the province of Belluno.
A totally mountain area, embroidered by incredible valleys and well-kept villages.
Also called the province of the Dolomites, extends in a totally mountainous territory, embroidered by incredible valleys and well-kept villages, natural oases and large rocky walls. The characteristics of the area reserve pleasant surprises but, the natural monuments that rise between large forests and green pastures, the Dolomites, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009, are a breathtaking view that would leave the tourists in awe. This territory will welcome you and give you unique emotions, every single meeting will enrich your day and the endless red sunsets, admired from the top of some summits, will color your holidays in an unforgettable adventure.
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The Veneto Region, nestled in the north-east of Italy, is a mix of history and traditions and, all of it, is enriched by the liveliness of its inhabitants and by a wide range of typical products all to be savored. From the highest peaks of the Dolomites, he embraces and welcomes each visitor with brotherly warmth, accommodating him among the many lounges of his cities of art, giving him unforgettable emotions. Turning between the pages of this site, you can organize your next holidays in the Veneto region and thanks to the many photos published, everything will be very simple.
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