The Dolomites

Visit Valparola Pass

The majestic high mountain pass of Valparola is located in the Italian province of Belluno. It serves as the divide between the watersheds of the Piave, which flows toward the east and the Adige, which flows westward eventually merging with the Adriatic Sea.

Visit Passo delle Erbe

The lovely Passo delle Erbe serves as connection between Val Badia and the Lüsen valley of Val d’Isarco. There are several access roads that lead to the pass, which rise and descend in different directions. From the pass starts the steep and challenging Lüsen which winds across the valley of the Rio Lasanca.

Visit Pordoi Pass

Located between the Sella group and the Marmolada is the alluring Pordoi Pass. The road that crosses the pass is the highest surfaced road on any pass in the Dolomites and it connects Arabba in the Livinallongo Valley with Canazei in the Valle di Fassa.

The Mills in the Dolomites

Pietro Franco Deltedesco, one of the last active millers in the Dolomites, by Karin Pizzinini

The Rifugi of the Dolomites

Past and present

Marmolada, the Queen of the Dolomites

The Queen of the Dolomites, the highest summit in the entire range, offers more than beauty and mountaineering thrills: experts say the rocky massif's geological record of prehistoric sediments is outstanding in a global context.

The Ancient and Hospitable Ladin People

The Ladin people, who still live in the Dolomites, have their own language, their own culture, their own traditions.

The Dolomites Nominated for Alpine Ski World Cup 2015

Cortina D’Ampezzo in the Veneto Region has been nominated as the ideal location for this great sporting event.

The Dolomites Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009

Italy's stunning Dolomite Mountains were declared a United Nations Natural World Heritage Site in 2009