The Dolomites

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UNESCO was enchanted by the beauty of the Dolomites, as were the great poet Goethe, the writer Mario Rigoni Stern, the architect Le Corbusier and the architect Theodor Christomannos, the latter of whom conceived and built “the great road of the Dolomites”.

From the top of the Pordoi pass the phenomenon of Alpenglühen, the redness of the Alps, is shown in all its magnificence, the unfolding of the sublime spectacle of sharp spiers, jagged ridges and inimitable colours, which vary throughout the day. At sunset, the Dolomites light up with an intense fiery red under an emerald green sky, to then turn purple and the dark shadow of the evening presses higher and higher before fading into the night – it is the Enrosadira, a phenomenon accentuated by the particular chemical composition of Dolomite. A spectacle of nature that knows no comparison.

Rising 250 million years ago from the depths of the primordial sea, the Dolomites have been shaped by the tireless action of water, wind and frost, the true sculptors of this masterpiece of nature.

Named in honor of their geological discoverer Déodat de Dolomieu and protected by numerous parks, the Dolomites rise to over 3,000 m. The most famous peaks, the Tofana di Rozes (3,225 m), the Tre Cime di Lavaredo (2,999 m), the Sciliar (2,560 m), like the “queen of the Dolomites” the Marmolada (3,342 m), the undisputed sovereign of the scene it is the Sassolungo which rises imposingly, fanning out its towers and pointed spiers (3,178 m). the slender Punta delle Cinque Dita is particularly fascinating and the imposing Sella Group is of majestic grandeur with Punta Ciavacez on the left and the Pordoi massif on the right , the Catinaccio d’Antermoia or Rosengarten (2,902 m), the Torri del Vajolet (2,821 m.) The Denti di Terrarossa and the Latemar (2,700 m), Monte Pelmo (3,169 m) Monte Civetta (3,220 m.) and the Pale di San Martino (3,192 m) are the jewels in the crown of one of the most evocative mountain scenery on the planet.

This is what emerges from the final report of the IUCN international commission of experts, which considers the Dolomites, with their geological, botanical and landscape particularities, unique in the world.

From the most evocative panoramic points such as Sass Pordoi (2,950 m), Lagazuoi (2,800 m) and Forcella Staunies on Monte Cristallo (2,930 m), all reachable by cable car or cable car, you can admire the gentle mountain pastures from above feet of the overhanging walls.

Here enthusiasts can ski from one valley to another, with a single Skipass Dolomitisuperski subscription card for 450 ski lifts of which 145 are all connected to each other on 1,200 km of slopes in 12 areas, in the heart of the Dolomites, a Natural Heritage of Humanity.