With its wind-etched cliffs, distinctive limestone spires, verdant valleys, and rustic villages, Dolomite Mountains are definitely a naturalist’s dream and probably one of the best luxury experiences.
At the Dolomites, you can stroll through the wildflower-dizzy meadows, wide Alpine basins, pristine pine forests, timber chalets, and passing dairy cows.
You can also gaze upon some of the most imposing peaks in the Dolomites. These include Croda Rossa’s deep red, Tre Cime di Lavaredo, and Tofane. From the cloisters and cathedral of Bressanone to Tyrolean hamlets’ mountainside vineyards and cobbed lanes, you will enjoy a fascinating window to a vibrant Ladin culture that flourishes here.
Aside from the scenery and majestic views, travelers may savor cuisines that reflect the unique cultural blend of the region. Indulge some of the best Italian dishes that are all made from locally produced ingredients. At Cortina d’Ampezzo or also known as the Pearl of Dolomites, you can relax with holy wine or vin santo.
Other places you can visit at the Dolomites are the following:
- Via Ferrata Routes
Among the different attractions in the Dolomites, iron paths or widely known as via ferrata, could be the most unusual. Constructed during World War I to assist military unit’s movements, such structures were expanded and restored after the war. Wooden steps and ropes were replaced with iron ladders, steel cables, and metal rungs to provide safe access as well as breathtaking views to all novice climbers.
- Parco Naturale Adamello-Brenta
Some of the most beautiful scenery and hiking are in the Dolomites’ Brenta grouping, nestled just Trento’s northwest part. The most popular trail in this place is known as Via Bocchetta di Tuckett. It is for serious mountaineers only and ropes and harnesses are necessary. But, mountain biking and easier walking paths are numerous.
- Sass Pordoi
If you like to see spectacular views by car, you do not want to miss Sass Pordoi. It’s a pass between Marmolada and Sella groups of the Dolomites. It’s the highest road through the pass. For more gorgeous views, you may take cable cars up from the pass to summit. There are also lots of hiking trails here.
- Lake Garda
Lake Garda’s northern half will bring you to the Dolomite mountain range. This place will let you enjoy amazing views, explore small towns dotting the lake as well as relax at any vista. The best thing about Lake Garda is that there is no mountaineering needed.
- Cortina d’Ampezzo
Regardless if you are a fashionista, skier or loves snow, this is the place to be during winter in the Dolomites. This resort is situated at the heart of the Dolomites and does not only have great skiing, but also a rich history. 1956 Olympics was held here and it is also famous for a James Bond film.
- Belluno’s National Park
Belluno’s ancient town has over 37,000 inhabitants. It’s the most crucial town in Eastern Dolomites. It is a lovely town and easy to drive if you are going to the National Park of Belluno Dolomites. It’s a fantastic reserve, which includes forests, glaciers, waterfalls, and some museums.
Sabrina Luxury Collection is located 1 hour and 30 minutes from Cortina and will be happy to plan your vacation in the Dolomites choosing the best hotels and excursions. Our favorite hotel is Hotel Cristallo in Cortina d’Ampezzo.