In this charming village at the foot of the Marmolada it feels as though time has stopped. Sottoguda is a traditional village in the Dolomites boasting typical tabièi – traditional wooden barns, an example of local craftsmanship – and the faièr, one of the highest-altitude beech forests in Europe. It was named one of Italy’s most beautiful villages in 2016.
Malga Ciapela is the perfect place to start your day on the slopes on the Marmolada. This village, located at an altitude of 1,450 metres, features plenty of ski-in, ski-out hotels. Malga Ciapela is where the famous Marmolada cable car begins its ascent to Punta Rocca, at an altitude of 3,265 metres. You can hop out at the midway Serauta station to visit the First World War Museum, too.
This little village at the foot of the Marmolada is an oasis of calm and tranquillity. Any type of accommodation you can think of, you can find here. The Arabba/Marmolada ski resort and Serrai di Sottoguda nature reserve are the most well-known local attractions. This is the perfect place to purse your favourite sport or simply enjoy the view.
You’ll find Arabba at the foot of the Sella group, surrounded by the most beautiful Dolomites peaks. Arabba is at an altitude of 1,602 metres above sea level and is one of the most stunning places in the Alps. It’s the perfect destination for a winter holiday, and has facilities for just about any winter sport imaginable.
The village of Laste is a real gem, thanks to its enviable panoramic views of the Civetta, Pelmo, Col di Lana and Tofane. Its larch groves and meadows are a sight to behold, typical features of the area. There are also remarkable natural monoliths, the most famous of which is the Sas de Ròcia.
The Passo Pordoi is at an altitude of 2,239 metres, making it only the second-highest Dolomites pass – but also the most famous. It links Arabba, in Belluno, with Canzei in Val di Fassa in Trentino. The view from here includes the Marmolada and is simply majestic.
The Passo Campolongo is at an altitude of 1,875 metres above sea level and connects Livinallongo del Col di Lana in Belluno with Corvara in South Tyrol. It’s one of the four passes of the Sellaronda: the others are the Passo Pordoi, Passo Sella, and Passo Gardena. It may be the lowest of the passes, but its views are no less stunning for it.
Pieve di Livinallongo
Livinallongo del Col di Lana is known to local Ladin speakers as Fodóm and to German speakers as Buchenstein. It’s a large municipality made up of various districts and hamlets. The most significant of these are the municipal capital of Pieve, and Arabba. Pieve is in the upper Cordevole valley between the Dolomites passes of Pordoi, Campolongo and Falzarego, straddling the boundary between the provinces of Belluno, Trentino, and South Tyrol.