An UNESCO World Heritage Centre
The site of the Dolomites comprises a mountain range in the northern Italian Alps, numbering 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.
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