The Dolomites is a mountain range in the northern Italian Alps, comprised of 18 peaks arising above 3,000 metres. It features some of the most beautiful mountain landscapes with vertical walls, sheer cliffs and a high density of narrow, deep and long valleys.
The nine components of The Dolomites World Heritage site protect a series of highly distinctive mountain landscapes that are of exceptional natural beauty. Their dramatic vertical and pale coloured peaks in a variety of distinctive sculptural forms is extraordinary.
The Dolomites are the unique and special destination for a holiday in the nature. It is a huge and wonderful natural setting for all outdoor activities: trekking, climbing, nordic walking, cycling, horse riding, golf and much more.
The inhabitants of the valleys of the Dolomites have maintained many ancient traditions. This can be seen in the particularly attractive and warm architecture, it can be tasted in the delicious food following recipes handed down from generation to generation and it can be heard in the folk music of the many village bands.
Spectacular mountain scenery
The glamorous ski resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo, site of the 1956 winter Olympics
Rifugios - mountain huts located throughout the Dolomites
Perfect slopes for downhill skiing and boarding and parks for freestyle riding
Enchanting valleys and woods to be discovered on cross-country skis
Cycle paths and a wide range of unsurfaced trails during the summer months