The group of the Dolomites in Italy is part of the Alps, the most important mountain range in Europe on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.
A Holiday in Dolomites Italy means breathtaking views rich in charm and history, ski and also vie ferrate (artificial climbing routes) for mountaineering enthusiasts and paths equipped for hikers. From sporting tourism to those who enjoy relax and shopping with crafts and folklore for all.
You should ski in Dolomites Italy: kilometres of ski slopes andskiing areas for all, suitable for all levels, from the beginner to the expert skier.
Starting from Veneto including Belluno, Cadore with its location and ski slopes suitable for families and the proficient skier, rather than the Cortina area, more exclusive where beside skiing you can shop or enjoy the elite lifestyle, not forgetting however places such as “Giro della Grande Guerra” 80 km of history and nature circling Col di Lana.
Trentino Alto Adige, is the other pearl of Italian winter tourism. From the group of the Dolomiti di Brenta, whit Madonna Di Campiglio, one of the most famous ski resorts in the world, to the Adamello glacier and Presanella, even in Trento every mountain or winter sports desire can be satisfied, from carving to telemark, to snowboarding, surrounded by beautiful natural parks and in some areas holidaying between sport and the high life.
In Alto Adige we find Val Gardena, a paradise for skiers, with around 175 kilometres of downhill slopes and 115 kilometres of cross country tracks, connected thanks to the Dolomiti Superski, the biggest skiing circuit in the world, with 500 kilometres of slopes, some are used for the Coppa del Mondo race.
Hotels in the Dolomites offer everything you need for an unforgettable dream holiday. They are a perfect choice for who loves to admire the snow-covered peaks sunset from a SPA, or for who loves to listen to the silence under the stars from a shelter. These hotels are perfect also, for who are looking for the “stars “at the table, or for those who wants to wake up directly on the slopes, or cannot resist enjoying the warmth of a wooden chalet surrounded by nature.
Italian Dolomites are rich with delectable treats to taste. Startingfrom wines such as Teroldego and Marzemino. It is impossible not to mention the Asiago cheese, together with to the most typical agro-food products such as apples, beans, honey, meats and cured meats like Speck and Luganega.
Having lunch in a mountain hut at high altitude, in the most famous areas of the Italian Dolomites, is a tasteful experience! Here different traditions are fused into one single and surprising culinary art. It is possible to taste the typical delectable dishes of Tyrolean, Ampezzo and Friulian cuisine.
Without any doubts, among traditional dishes, deserve a taste: the polenta, the canederli, the mezzelune (half-moons) and spätzle of spinach, mushrooms, beans, game and the famous strudel.
From the Made in Italy clothing item to the precious accessory, or the traditional handcraft rich in history, it is so hard to resist shopping during your holidays in Dolomites Italy. The lovers of tradition can looking for local hand crafted pieces. In fact is a very old and deeply rooted tradition, in these regions, to use poor materials such as wood, iron, wool to create nicely crafted objects of rare distinction.
In addition, for those of you with a sweet tooth, there are “shops of taste” where buy a "piece of the Dolomites" to relive, even at home, the experience of good traditional cuisine.
To move safely in the mountains you need the right equipment, whether it is skiing or hiking, so you have to go to specialized shops. The ski and bike rentals of the Dolomites Italy offer all their experience and a wide range of skis, snowboards, bicycles and everything necessary for slow activities.