Favorite thing: The funicular, actualy the gondola, takes the brave ones only from Passo Falzarego up to the mountain peack which is 2800 mt. of high. Up there, there is a long, dramatic and I'd say terrifaying downhill jaunt not recommended for anyone except a very competent skier. However, the cable car is, more or less, patronized by visitors (like me) who'd never dream of skiing.
Actually, there are more then five peaks all together; Torre del Barancio, Lusy, Romana, Grande, Terza, Quarta and Inglese are the names of of the "Five Towers".
I couldn't approach closer to the Five Towers because of the high snow all around, so I took this picture from the road. Next time, in the different season, I would like to take the closer look of the area.
The area of Cinque Torri is valuable for intermediates skiers.
Favorite thing: Cinque Torri, the Five Towers, is one of the most attractive and best known peak in the close surroundings of Cortina d'Ampezzo. The highest peak of Cingue Torri stands at about two hundred meters and the whole area is used as a training ground by the famous mointaineering club called the Cortina Squirrels.
The people of Cadore are tough folk used to hard work and sacrifice.
After being ruled by the Lords of Camino and the Counts of Tyrol, they voted to merge with the Republic of Venice.
Whole area of Cadore was one of the main suppliers of wood to the Venetian Republic in days of old.
Cadore is a very beautiful area situated in between the towns of Belluno and Cortina d'Ampezzo.
Here, in the place call Pieve di Cadore is the bitrhplace of great Italian painterTitian, who transferred the delights and lovely colours of Cadore's sky to his canvases.
Unfortunately, I haven't visit his place of birth.
Fondest memory: From one of the cabl-car trips there was a lovely view over to Tre Cime - one of the most famous symbols of the Dolomites, if not the whole Alps. There are actually more than 3 peaks, but from the north one can only see the 3 tallest ones.
Favorite thing: The church of St. Filippo & Giacomo was built in 1775. There are sculptures by Andrea Brustolon, paintings by Francesco A. Zeiler, Giuseppe Zanchi, Luigi Gillarduzzi and Giuseppe Ghedina. Between 1851 and 1858 the tower bell was built. This is today one of the symbols of Cortina.
Favorite thing: The Rifugio Faloria is situated at 2123m at the top of the Faloria cable car and looks out onto the entire Cortina basin. It has a wide terrace ideal for sunbathing and has a handy restaurant for lunch.
Favorite thing: Cortina has a picturesque square, dominated by the white church spire and flanked by two massive mountain ridges: to the east lies Cristallo (9,613 feet) and Faloria (7,690 feet); to the west, Tofana (9,317 feet) and Pocol and Socrepes (7,487 feet) areas.
Riding the cable-cars is always a favourite thing for me :-))
An ascent to the summit of one of the two main cable-car trips requires two changes en route and an uphill ride through three separate cable-car segments. The first station is Col Druscie, at 1,753m (5,752 ft.); the second is Ra Valles, at 2,447m (8,027 ft.) and the top is Tofana di Mezzo, at 3,214m (10,543 ft.).