The Dolomites

Tourism in the Dolomites

“The Dolomites are widely regarded as being among the most attractive mountain landscapes in the world” states UNESCO*. Recently inscribed onto the UNESCO World Heritage List, on June 26, 2009, these mighty mountains hold a wide appeal for hikers, climbers, skiers, cyclists, historians, photographers, and cultural tourists alike.

5 Reasons to Visit Val Gardena

Val Gardena is one of the most popular valleys located within this incredible mountain region. Visitors there can enjoy a multitude of outdoor activities and mingle with a community of people who embrace their ancient heritage and fascinating culture.

5 Reasons to Visit Alta Badia

Val Gardena is one of the most popular valleys located within this incredible mountain region. Visitors there can enjoy a multitude of outdoor activities and mingle with a community of people who embrace their ancient heritage and fascinating culture.

5 Reasons to Visit Cortina d'Ampezzo

One of the most popular Dolomite valleys to visit is Cortina d’Ampezzo. With an beautiful Natural Park, incredible shopping, fun night life, and countless outdoor activities, including via ferrata – Cortina is the perfect location to experience everything that the Dolomites have to offer!

7 Towns You’ve Never Heard of but Need to Visit in the Dolomites!

Italy’s Dolomites, the mountainous region located just south of the Alps, can only be described as amazing, with its serenity, spectacular views and the incredible adventures it offers to visitors

Visit Cereda Pass

Cereda Pass is located between the Italian provinces of Belluno and Trentino in the southern Dolomites. It connects Fiera di Primiero with Agordo.

Visit Cimabanche Pass

The pass itself is strategically located between Mount Cristallo in the south and the Croda Rossa d'Ampezzo mountain in the north.

Visit Duran Pass

Located in the Italian province of Belluno, Duran Pass is as beautiful as it is unique. It is ideally situated between Zoldo Alto and La Valle Agordina and connects the areas of Agordo . At the summit rests a tiny little church and a couple of restaurants, but perhaps what sets this particular pass apart is the challenge it poses to visitors.

Visit Monte Croci di Comèlico Pass

The area of Passo di Monte Croci di Comelico is made up of two main valleys, the valley of the Padola torrent and the upper section of the Piave River.

Visit Costalunga Pass

Located just 8km west of Vigo di Fassa, Passo di Costalunga is the grassy saddle that connects the Latemar group with the Catinaccio. It was originally named Carezza, which is derived for the German word for bowl based on the pass’s unique shape.

Visit Tre Croci Pass

Positioned at an altitude of 1809m above sea level, the Tre Croci Pass adjoins Cortina d’Ampezzo with the road between Dobbiaco and Auronzo di Cadore.

Visit San Pellegrino Pass

Running between Trento and Belluno, Passo di San Pellegrino brings together the lovely town of Moena in Val di Fassa with Falcarragh in the ful Biois Valley.

Visit Rolle Pass

Built sometime between 1863 and 1874 and rising up 1989m above sea level, the Rolle Pass is located in Trentino, Italy and adjoins the Primiero and Fiemme valleys. At the time it was originally constructed, the area was still under Austrian rule.

Visit Valles Pass

Located on the border of both Trentino and Veneto, the Valles Pass connects the Travignolo and Biois valleys. This high mountain pass in the beautiful Italian Dolomites also brings together the eastern town of Falcarragh with Tonadico in the west and sits comfortably between the Italian provinces of Trento and Belluno.

Visit Fedaia Pass

The Fedaia Pass is almost overshadowed by the nearby 2km long Fedaia Lake, at the foot of the magnificent Marmolada glacier, also known as the Queen of the Dolomites. The Marmolada glacier is one of the most popular destinations in the Dolomites region for skiers, riders and mountaineers.

Visit Cibiana Pass

The road of the pass is quite narrow and presents a grade of approximately 15% but is still open for use year-round. The area is rich with history and provides access to Monte Rite by way of an old road that was built during the First World War.

Visit Staulanza Pass

The charming Staulanza Pass connects the Cadore valley in the north with the Zoldo valley in the south. Within the pass there are some accommodations including rifugios, restaurants and bars, all surrounded by the captivating and awe-inspiring Dolomite Mountains which rise up above the area.

Visit Passo Giau

The hiking in Giau Pass is fantastic, with a variety of different paths available depending on the desired level of difficulty. The surrounding mountain terrain offers captivating scenery, from flora to wildlife and, of course, the magnificent Dolomite Mountains.

Visit Falzarego Pass

The meaning of the name “Falza Rego” is“false king” in Ladin, the local language of the Dolomites people. It refers to the legend of a king of the Fanes, who is said to have been turned to stone for betraying his people. This high mountain pass connects Cortina d’Ampezzo with Andráz and leads to Val Badia through Valparola Pass.

Visit Gardena Pass

One of the nicest things about Gardena Pass is the fact that there are accommodations for visitors right on the pass itself. This means not only can you traverse this lovely pass and enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding magnificent Dolomite Mountains but you can also stay there.