Visit the Dolomites in Italy

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The majestic mountains of the Dolomites are surrounded by historic castles, old towns and picturesque chapels. These all form a beautiful setting for an unforgettable travel experience. The Dolomites are of a remarkable shape because of the steep rock peaks. The ever-changing light turns these limestone cliffs into a colorful fairy tale waiting to be explored.

The Italian Dolomites are located in the north of the country and belong to the southern part of the Austrian Alps. However, the Italian Alps present a distinct contrast to their Austrian counterparts, offering a unique charm and character.

Walkers will enjoy the town of Mezzana, from here you can walk through the green mountains. Art lovers can learn how to carve wood in the mountain village of Ortisei. Or you could take a dive to Lago di Misurina, a beautiful lake with a breathtaking view of the mountains. A place that you also should not miss is Cortina d'Ampezzo. This authentic, historic town is amazing and here you feel as if are catapulted back in time. Stroll through this paradise and be treated to a view of lake Lago di Sorapiss which has an indescribable color. 

Where to stay

If you have the budget we recommend to stay at the Adler Spa Resort Dolomiti. A hotel as if from a picture book which is charmingly situated in the heart of a village called Ortisei, with the spirit of old trade routes and adventurous mountaineers. Beautifully decorated with soothing warm wood paneling and alpine interior. But not only the eye feels at home in this hotel. Also your heart and soul are spoiled by the extremely courteous service.

The South Tyrolean culinary delights of the hotel restaurant are amazing. It's a dreamlike romantic hotel and the outdoor pool and baths in the garden with the great view is such a treat.

Best time to visit

A holiday in the area is recommended in every season. The mountain range of the Dolomites is also an amazing ski resort, many people flock to this region in winter. However with more than 300 days of sunshine a year, the Dolomites are also a perfect idea for the rest of the year. Click here for more climate details about Cortina d'ampezzo. 

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This article was last updated on November 29, 2023.