Cortina in undoubtedly Italy’s most exclusive destination. This pretty and historic mountain town is overlooked by spectacular peaks of the Unesco World Heritage Dolomites whilst the town centre is similarly dominated by the 70 metre high bell tower and encircled by grand 19th century mansions.
Love can mean many different things to many different people but something we have discovered here at H&L is that the universal language of love is food.
At the summit of a small hill in the Veneto pre-alps it is rather surprising to come across a solitary vending machine under a wooden shelter. This however is no ordinary dispenser, nor indeed an ordinary hill for that matter. The goods dispensed are full size bottles of Prosecco and the hill is the famous Colline del Cartizze.
The Dolomites are often said to have Europe’s most dramatic landscape. Touring and staying in mountain refuges provides plenty of time to appreciate it
Don't wait until summer – Italy's Dolomite mountains are equally as impressive for a ski trip
Take to the saddle and explore some of the world’s most ruggedly beautiful landscapes on horseback. SOPHY ROBERTS rounds up the best places for a wild ride
Ski through history amid one of the Great War's most dramatic theatres – the high-mountain splendour of the Dolomites. Leslie Woit reports
Ski e gourmet safari sulle Dolomiti Sulle piste dell'Alta Badia, la neve è garantita tutto l'inverno insieme a 8 giorni di sole su 10.
Behind the region’s reputation for fine food and easy skiing lurks some of Europe’s best, and least crowded, off-piste
Italy’s active leader in guided and self-guided mountain travel, Dolomite Mountains Ltd. http://dolomitemountains.com/en/home.htm, stirs up pistes in the Dolomites with three Michelin-star-rated chefs for its new gourmet Ski Safaris. The program launching in early winter 2014 is Dolomites Ultimate Culinary Ski Experience: Skiing and Chefs.
“Wait here,” said Luca, tying a rope to me. “When I shout ‘ready’, you can start to climb.” With that, he edged around the sheer rock face like a mime artist feeling an imaginary wall, humming the theme tune from the Indiana Jones films. “Climb,” I shouted after Luca. “I . . . I don’t know how to climb . . . ” But he was already gone.
Exciting yet deadly, these narrow snowy chutes are for the highly skilled and stout of heart, writes Simon Usborne
As well as having some of the most incredible scenery in the world and forming part of the popular north Italian Sella Ronda ski circuit in the Dolomites, Alta Badia (altabadia.org) has carved out a niche as a gourmet destination.
Fine cuisine, luxury hotels and epic scenery makes the village of San Lorenzo di Sebato in the Dolomites, a certain stop for the traveler seeking unique experiences and the luxury of exclusivity
For the past couple of years, Bicycle Tourism has seen a rise in popularity since its 1970s heydays.
WHEN WORLD WAR I broke out, Italy’s Dolomites became a treacherous front line for Austrian and Italian soldiers. Here among the jagged peaks and sheer pastel walls of this ancient range of the Alps, where many cultures had coexisted for centuries, soldiers on both sides built networks of bolted-down steel cables, called via ferrata (iron path), to move supplies quickly—and for other mis- sions, too.
Invented by Italian soldiers to get around the mountains during the First World War, via ferrata is today a surprisingly accessible form of climbing that allows non-mountaineers to scale vertical faces.
Biking in the Dolomites: Focusing on the foods and wines of three cultures
Bordered by Austria and Switzerland, the North Italian exudes style, high gastronomy and unforgettable tours
South American Agustina Lagos Marmol left her homeland to set up a winter ski and summer horse riding safari business in the Dolomites.