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Cortina d'Ampezzo - classy resorts in the Dolomites, Italy

Welcome to the "Pearl of the Dolomites"

The town of Cortina d'Ampezzo in Italy is rightly known as the "Pearl of the Dolomites", and this town in the province of Belluno is beautifully embedded in the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage site.

The renowned winter sports resort and venue of the 1956 Olympic Winter Games, as well as the 1932 and 1941 Alpine Ski World Championships, impresses in both summer and winter with its varied leisure programme. In winter, skiers can enjoy kilometres of slopes at Dolomiti Superski, and cross-country skiers can look forward to perfectly prepared slopes at the Dolomiti Nordic Ski network, whilst the summer belongs to hikers and climbers. Located in the Ampezzo Dolomites, Cortina is rich in natural beauties, such as the famous Cinque Torri.

Today, Cortina in Belluno, Dolomites is looking forward to hosting the 2021 Alpine Ski World Cup. Cortina d'Ampezzo was successful in its fifth attempt for the 46th Alpine ski World Championships (in February) 2021, and the Veneto region was awarded this at the Congress of the World Ski Federation FIS in Cancun, Mexico.

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The Tofane Dolomite massif

West of Cortina d'Ampezzo is one of the most famous Dolomite mountains: the Tofane - three peaks that are among the highest peaks in the Dolomites. The highest peak is Tofana di Mezzo, which is in the middle. At 3,244 m, it is also the third highest peak of the Dolomites. The northernmost crag, the Tofana di Dentro has a height of 3,238 m, the Tofana di Rozes, however, is 3,225 m high and known for its south wall. All three are very popular tour destinations and offer hiking and climbing of various degrees of difficulty. There is even a mountain railway there, which leads up to the highest Summit. The 5 km long cable car "Freccia nel Cielo" connects Cortina with the Tofana di Mezzo summit. The cable car was built over three stations (Col Drusciè, Ra Valles and the summit itself). The 3rd, cable car station, at the Summit, is however, only in operation during the summer months. And the ski slopes at the foot of the Tofane in the Dolomites are famous.


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