Dolomiti Travel Guide

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Dolomiti Highlights

  • Pro
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     Stunning nature, friendly people. 

  • Con
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     quite a fraction of the Dolomites is overcrowded 

  • In a nutshell
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     A highlight of the Alps 

Dolomiti Things to Do

  • Relax after ski

    After a full day of winter sport or a sunny walking day in the summer, it's perfect a stop in a spa!Padola offers u this special opportunity.U have to try...and if u are lazy and u prefer to wait your family in this little village, the spa offers u personal program!The Terme offers uBeauty treatementsMedical treatementsAyurvedic...

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  • hiking

    there are numerous hiking paths in the dolomiti region especially in the alpe di siusi .for those who cannot do long hiking there is regular bus service from compatch to saltria in the alpe di siusi.there are multiple cable cars and ski lifts from all the towns of the dolomites which takes you as close to the dolomites as possible

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  • Dolomites in Winter (3)

    The original name of the Dolomites Monti Pallidi (Pale Mountains) is valid as long as the sun stands high on the sky but at sunrise and sunset the pale rocks get fantastic colours which change within minutes, a wonderful spectacle, called "enrösadüra" in the archaic Ladin (Rhetoromanian) language which is still spoken all around the Sella

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  • Dolomites in Winter

    The Dolomites are attractive all the year round. Most main roads are kept open all the Winter but be prepared that after strong snowfall and wind some roads might be closed for some time due to the danger of avalanches.

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  • Passo Falzarego

    One of the highlights of the Great Dolomites Road. Funicular to Lagazuoi with great views, from here over the Valparola pass to Val Badia or down to Cortina d'Ampezzo.

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  • Misurina lake 2

    The largest lake in the Dolomites was used for the speed skating competitions under the Winter Olympics 1956 in Cortina d'Ampezzo.

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  • "Great Dolomites Road" 2

    The "great Dolomites road" connects Bozen/Bolzano with Cortina d'Ampezzo. It crosses the passes Karerpass (at the famous Rosengarten), Pordoi and Falzarego and is open all the year round.The picture, taken near Pieve di Livinallongo, shows the Civetta group with its famous 1300 m high wall, one of the great climbs in the 6th degree.

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  • Padola

    Padola lies in the Upper Comelico Valley, close to the Austrian border, in a green valley at the foot of the Croda da Campo and the Ajarnola and surrounded by conifer woods and meadows.Today Padola is the main tourist resort in Upper Comelico and offers to its guests excellent possibilities of ski mountaineering and ski excursions, excellent...

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  • Santo Stefano

    Santo Stefano is small, but the road of the Cadore is a pretty place for one short pause. The church in the main public square reflect the syle of this zone. Here you will be able also to find good stores of native produce, like the speck, the mountain butter or the local grappa . Also in this zone there are some glasse outlet, profit by this...

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  • Auronzo

    Auronzo is a pretty little town on a like that in winter is completely iced ....the center is developed along the main road and will be able to find many stores of glasses, from reading to sunglusses.In fact this is the area of the most developed glasses industy in the world: so u can find good prices, 30% less than in othe itlaian town, on every...

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  • Marmolata - the Queen of the Dolomites

    The Marmolata is he highest top in the Dolomites and other than most other mountains here the Marmolata carries a remarkable glacier.

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  • Great Dolomites Road 1

    The pic shows you the view from passo Pordoi down to Arabba from where a road goes to the left (to passo Campolongo) while the Great Dolomies Road continues to the right side of the Tofane, the mountain group in the middle of the picture. There is the passo Falzarego from where the road goes further on to Cortina.

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  • Langkofel group

    The picture shows the Langkofel (Sasslonch in Ladin, Sassolungo in Italian) from the Sella pass which is one of the most visited passes in the whole Dolomites. The Langkofel itself is the right peak while the top of the left one, the Plattkofel, can even be reached on skis, but from the other side. of course!The whole area offers incredible hikes...

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  • Cortina d'Ampezzo and surroundings

    Cortina is the biggest village in the Dolomites and its most famous summer and winter resort (was hosting the Winter Olympics in 1956). It is embedded in a marvellous landscape with gentle high alpine pastures and larch forests to which the often more than 3000 m high mountrains form the perfect vertical contrast

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  • A walk around Drei Zinnen - Tre Cime

    It is seen as a must by most visitors and it is very easy. From Misurina lake a quite expensive toll road leads to Rifugio Auronzo at the southern foot of this most famous group of the Dolomites. From the parking (with hundreds of cars under the Summer season) an easy path leads you around the group (walking time about 3 to 3,5 hours, but it takes...

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Dolomiti Restaurants

  • Yummy Italian style American food (or...

    We found this place by chance. Patiently waiting crowd is usually a good sign.While waiting for a table, we peaked into plates that were delivered to other tables - huge portions of spare ribs with baked potatoes and chicken wings flying by very frequently, so we figured that’s the house specialty.Yes, it is!Very friendly service, ask for Lucia...

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  • Warm nest high above

    Rifugio Friedrich August is one very special place - the house, the sculpture of F. August that greets you upon arrival and points towards distant peaks (picture on Intro page), Scottish bulls are gazing in front of the terrace overlooking deep valley. We saw one paraglider sailing in a distance. The food they serve is fantastic. Meat is - of...

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  • Have a Break!

    Skiing is great yet demanding - have a break whenever you feel tired. Drinking alcohol sounds like fun, and I admit having a glass of mulled wine once, but my legs became soft and I got tired much faster. So have a cup of tea or juice while skiing. Here we had excellent espresso, enjoying sunshine sheltered from wind behind glass walls. At the...

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Dolomiti Transportation

  • sad bus to dolomites

    to reach the dolomites one should take the train to bolzano .there are regular bus servicesfrom outside train station to val gardena val di fassa and seiser alm. to go to funes you should take bus from brixen.it is economical to purchase a travel card of any denomination of 5,10 or 20 euros and with this you can travel in bus and train in the whole...

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  • My favorite one

    Sometimes you will have to walk a few meters or across the street to continue the Sella Ronda ski tour. But in some places with mild inclination and short distance they have installed these funny rolling lifts.

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  • Ski lifts of all shapes and sizes

    Here you get to ride all sorts of ski lifts, and there are a few brand new ones with padded seating, which is very comfortable and feels much warmer. Of course, there are also many old fashioned ones with hard seats, so you can appreciate the soft ones afterwards. Some even have additional plastic cover that you pull over if it's very cold and...

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Dolomiti Shopping

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    by ludogatto Written Mar 5, 2006

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    LITTLE!

    What to buy: The cheese factory produces local cheeses of various types, ricotta cheese, yogurt and will be able to still taste the true milk of the mountain, directly taken from cow of the nearby small farm: but you remember to carry your bottle with you... tast it, it is a relish experience that it knows of ancient!

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Dolomiti Warnings and Dangers

  • Maps & Traffic signs

    The traffic signs are well placed on important locations. Do take a moment and check them out.They wouldn't bother putting them up there if there was no need for them, right?You are in amazing yet dangerously rough terrain.Have a map of the area with you, and check regularly if you are on the right route.Maps are available free of charge...

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  • Unpredictable weather

    Since the weather can be rather unpredictable up here, try to be informed about the forecast. In case of bad weather, which may occur out of nowhere in minutes, ski lifts and gondolas have to stop, and you may find yourself far away from your final destination, with only option to use a taxi service.Tourist office in Val Gardena has the latest...

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Dolomiti Off The Beaten Path

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    by shakakthar Written Mar 1, 2007

    most of the tourists take a package tour which includes a day trip to the dolomites either from
    venice or from lake garda.with this type of visit you just have a glimpse of the region.
    to really see the beauty of the dolomiti region you have to stay atleast one night in all the poular valleys

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Dolomiti Sports & Outdoors

  • On the snow: skiing!

    Padola possesses a modern 4 chairlift that it allows to ski on 5 tracks of average and high difficulty, two skilift for the beginners. On these tracks the amusement is assured, the tracks are variegate and well designed, the artificial snow allows to have a perfect snowy mantle. An aspect not to underrate is economic aspect, skipass coast 25 euro...

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  • Some activities in Padola

    Padola is know for downhill ski and the cross-country ski but there are several alternative activities: in Valgrande, an instructor can help you try the walks by sledges dragged by dogs (sleddog), in Comelico it is possible to practise ski touring accompanied by Val Comelico CAI couriers, or free climbing in the icefalls. You can walk 'on the snow'...

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Dolomiti Favorites

  • green meadows colourful trees and...

    i had visited fassa valley, val gardena,funes ,alpe di siusi ,cortina and the dolomites around dobbiacoif i had to take somebody to show the best region in the dolomites i would take to funes valleyin autumnit is just like paradise on earth the best part of the dolomites are the lush green meadows of val di fassa ,alpe di siusi and beutiful lake...

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  • Your performance on the slopes

    It is possible now to estimate how many kilometers we have been skiing, how many and which lifts we have used every day in Dolomitis.There is a new function at www.dolomitisuperski.com - just enter the skipass number and check your skipass use!I was astonished to discover that I made 156 km during 6 days!

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  • Rocco, Clo and me!

    this is a pics taken in my last trip to Padola!In Padola live the granmother of a good friend, Caludia and I spent dome days with her and his big family skiing togheter, with Rocco, his Husband,5-6 uncles, and aprox 6 cousins and similar!Funny days!It was a long time I wasen't in Dolomite and the sun shined again for my in this days!

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