“Are they rocks or are they clouds?” Are they true or is it a dream? ”
Dino Buzzati, an Italian writer and novelist. From “What are the Dolomites?”
The Dolomites, also called pale mountains, are a group of mountain groups of the Eastern Alps. Located between Veneto, Trentino-Alto Adige and Friuli; among the provinces of Belluno on whose territory most of the Dolomite groups are located, Bolzano, Trento, Udine and Pordenone.
Commonly Marmolada is known as the highest peak of the Dolomites, with its 3.343 mt. and the only permanent glacier.
Marmolada offers a very long ski-slope—once it was possible to ski in full summer too—and a rather difficult one for that matter.
I can say that I did it back when I was young and fearless, although it took me almost the all day to get down and at times, on the most difficult turns, I just looked like “Sylvester the cat!”
Among the best place to visit there are:
- Cortina d’Ampezzo; 1,224 meters of altitude;
- Plan De Corones, with its highest peak is at 2,275 meters of altitude;
- Alta Badia; connects the Val Badia, and Val di Fassa; the locations of Arabba and the spectacular Marmolada. Also worth a visit to the beautiful Corvara and Canizei;
- Val Gardena and Alpe di Siusi; Location Ortisei;
- Madonna di Campiglio and the Adamello Park;
- Malga Ciapela, Rocca Pietore, and Sottoguda;
- Alta Pusteria where the most celebrated Three-Peaks of Lavaredo can be seen. Lovely Are the towns of Dobbiacco and San Candido;
- Val di Fiemme for a horseback vacation;
- San Martino di Castrozza, and Passo Rolle.
Immersed in the most luxuriant nature, summer holidays in the Dolomites offer a kaleidoscope of activities: from the most extreme sports, to romantic horseback riding, hiking or mountain biking, relaxation, fun, culture, traditions, food and wine … there there really is something for everyone, whether you go as a couple or as a family!