TravelGuide Cortina d'Ampezzo: Guide Cortina d'Ampezzo: Italy - Nozio 0%

Guide of Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

Author: Iain Simpson

Download Guide Cortina d'Ampezzo:
PDF to print and bind

Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy

The amphitheater of the Dolomites

Cortina d'Ampezzo highly deserves the title of Queen of the Dolomites, built during the years of the economic boom and Winter Olympics of 1956 on.
The queen of the Dolomites is surrounded by the Tofane mountains, Lagazuoi, Cinque Torri and mount Averau to the West, Col Rosà to the North, Cristallo to the East and Sorapis to the South-East.
No other place in the Dolomites boasts such beautiful mountains, magnificently snow-covered in the winter and wonderfully pink colored at sunset, especially in the summer. It's called the enrosadira in Ladin, the local language, meaning "pink at night", a spectacle only possible thanks to the composition of the Dolomite's rock walls. From Cortina, the best view is facing the Croda Rossa d'Ampezzo.
Only a few mountain sites in the world provide such an intense mountain experience.
The Dolomite rock walls that encircle Cortina are every mountain lover's dream, with via ferrata on the rock face like those used by Sylvester Stallone in the thriller "Cliffhanger", shot here.
Over 110 km of slopes of every kind, including snowboard, 60 km of cross-country ski slopes, an indoor ice rink open all year round and the excitement of the famous bobsled track ensure fun for any winter sport lover.
Follow the paths in the footsteps of famous mountain climbers and World War I soldiers to take in the rare beauty like the numerous mountain lakes where you can fish.
Cortina is often considered an exclusive resort, expensive, for VIPs, due to frequent elite tourists, the political and business "jet set" and the movie fad of the 90's, but the Queen still preserves its deep-rooted Ladin tradition, especially concerning its cuisine and folklore. This makes it exclusive without being exclusionist.


Add to your or


Search hotels in

When? (optional)