April 27, 2014

Dolomites, treasure of the Alps: Cortina d’Ampezzo and Ortisei

Dolomites, Alps
On Italy’s most spectacular peaks, Dolomites, for somebody the most beautiful mountains in the world, white in winter, pink in summer, is where we find the next destinations of our travel: Cortina d’Ampezzo and Ortisei, two of the most renowned and charatceristic resorts  of the Alps where tourists stop for their ski trips and not only.

Cortina d'Ampezzo

The Italian supermodel of ski resorts, Cortina d’Ampezzo, on the spectacular Dolomites mountains, is fashionable, pricey, icy and undeniably beautiful. . It boasts of 140 km of slopes and 80 km of cross-country skiing paths. The town’s stone church spires and pleasant piazzas are framed by magnificent Alps.

Its active nightlife attracts the showbiz and VIP tourism in winter. And it doubles as a slightly less glamorous but still stunning summertime base for hiking, biking and rock-climbing.
Cortina d'Ampezzo, Dolomites


Elegant and equipped tourist town and ski resort of Val Gardena, between the Alpe di Siusi and the Dolomites groups of Rasciesa and Odle, Ortisei is also famous for the craft of wrought iron and wood; the latter, born in the mid ’600 in the hamlet Pescosta, became the main activity of hundreds of artisans who have already made ​​it subject of extensive tradein the nineteenth century.
The 1,236 meters upon the sea level of Ortisei are the ideal altitude for both winter and summer holidays. An hour’s journey, admiring the landscape on the Sassolungo you can reach the gothic church of St. James, with valuable works of wood carving of the seventeenth-century and paintings of the fifteenth century.
Ortisei, Dolomites

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