Cortina has been always considered the the Queen of the Dolomites, where you can enjoy from trekking to the via ferratas, from road bike trips through the passes to freeriding, from sophisticated gourmet events to activities for the whole family, and a full range of sport, musical and cultural events: from the Coppa d’Oro (historical cars race) to the many marathon and triathlon races which are taking place there.
The silhouettes of pinnacles, spires and towers, impressive and unmistakable Dolomite shapes, are carved into the brilliant blue sky. Cortina’s timeless landscape, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Area, is a paradise for hikers and climbers with a wealth of hiking trails, classic and sport climbing itineraries, and some of the most beautiful Via Ferrata routes in the Dolomites. Enjoy classic family walks to Croda da Lago, perhaps via Mondeval to visit the prehistoric burial site of the Mondeval Man, or visit the extraordinary Lake Sorapis with its turquoise waters. Hike through the spectacular Val Travenanzes and experience its continuously changing scenery or visit the trenches in the 5 Torri area where the Alpini, the Italian mountain troops, were positioned during the First World War.
The Queen of the Dolomites offers a wealth of options for a fabulous holiday on the snow. Treat yourself to sensational skiing in breathtaking scenery and wonderful lunches in authentic mountain refuges, and enjoy the many events taking place in town and on the mountain throughout the season. Themed dinners, concerts, exhibitions, moonlight sledding, ice driving and nocturnal snowshoe excursions are just some of the millions of reason to visit Cortina for a glamorous alpine holiday this winter!
If you prefer some more relaxing activity, you can enjoy the sunrise in the mountains is an unforgettable experience; moving in its breathtaking beauty. And nowhere is this spectacle more impressive than in the Dolomites.
Ticking this one off the wish-list is easy: simply book an overnight stay at one of the many mountain refuges and ask to be woken up in time to catch the first rays of sunlight creeping between the towering peaks..