The majestic peaks of the Dolomites are the crown of Her Majesty, Queen Cortina, in the heart of a wide, bright mountain valley. Visitors from all over the world fall under her spell year-round – indeed, the location is popular with holidaymakers every summer, and the area has a centuries-old tradition of tourism. Delicious gourmet cuisine, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site setting fit for Hollywood – it’s sure to take your breath away.
Auronzo di Cadore
The popular holiday resort in the Belluno Dolomites is on the left bank of Santa Caterina lake in the north of Veneto, not far from Cortina d’Ampezzo, Comelico and the Hochpustertal valley. Every sort of mountain sport you can imagine is available in Auronzo in the summer. On top of that, from the romantic piazza in the town centre, at 900 metres above sea level, you can look out over the famous Three Peaks.
San Vito di Cadore
This town lies just 11 km from Cortina, located at 1,000 metres above sea level. At the foot of the surrounding Dolomites peaks of the Antelao, the Sorapiss group and the Pelmo, San Vito is a great starting point both for experienced mountaineers and for anyone who prefers hiking around the mountains at a leisurely pace.
The highest-altitude holiday resort in Auronzo, at a height of over 1,700 metres right at the foot of the Three Peaks, next to Lake Misurina. Here, the mountain air creates an amazing microclimate. It’s surrounded by some of the most well-known Dolomites peaks: Cadini di Misurina, Sorapiss and Cristallo. On the high Alp of Monte Piana lies an open-air museum displaying objects from the First World War battles that took place in the area.