The dramatic peaks of the Dolomites offer some of Europe’s most superb mountain scenery, along with pristine ski resorts and sublime hiking trails. Formed of light grey carbonate rock, the “Pale Mountains” provide a striking backdrop to the flower-filled meadows and blue lakes below.
Things to do
Witness the iconic three peaks of Tre Cime, an unmistakable Dolomites landmark. Experience the phenomenon of Enrosadira at the “wall of all walls”. The sheer cliff face of Civetta changes colour throughout the day, ranging from purple to pink and ice-white.
Ski the famous Sella Ronda, a one-of-a-kind circuit of ski lifts and downhill runs that loop around the massif of the Sella Mountain Range. Surrounded by rocky peaks and densely covered pine woods, this 70-kilometre track is a gratifying experience for fit skiers, as well as mountain bikers during summer.
A traditional Alpine experience awaits you at Alta Badia Ski Resort. You can enjoy cruisy, confidence-boosting runs and delightful mountain restaurants like Piz Boé Alpine Lounge. Seasoned skiers shouldn’t miss the adrenalin-pumping black runs at Cortina d'Ampezzo.
The closest international airport is Valerio Catullo in Verona. The main towns of the Dolomites are well-connected by rail and bus networks, while rental cars offer you more flexibility.