Many traditional carols tout Christmas as the “most wonderful time of the year”, and this is certainly true in Bressanone during the Christmas Market. Colorful décor blankets the surrounding area and visitors are greeted with the inviting scents and sounds of the season.
Each year, at the beginning of November the Saint Leonhard Horse Parade takes place in the lovely mountain village of Alta Badia, complete with live horses and locals adorned with traditional costumes.
Ideally located in the beautiful country of Italy, the Dolomites Mountains are arguably one of the most breathtaking and memorable destinations on earth. Soaring peaks give way to rolling green valleys that are home to a friendly, unique culture of people who have lived in the area for centuries.
Like classic, fancy or unbelievably expensive cars? Enjoy breathtaking mountain views? If the answer is yes, then the Coppa d’Oro Dolomiti is the perfect event for you! Each year since 1947 this amazing car race takes place along the beautiful mountain roads that wind through the Italian Dolomites.
When people think about marathons they typically envision a mass of people running on smooth, flat pavement toward the finish line. They rarely picture participants bundled in warm clothing, trekking up arduous mountain pathways into incredible altitudes while battling formidable elements such as wind, snow and ice. But that’s exactly what the famous Dolomites Sky Race entails.
The rugged, challenging terrain of Italy’s Dolomite Mountains, combined with the incredible, breathtaking views and fantastic mountain atmosphere make it the perfect location for cycling enthusiasts to hit the trails and enjoy some of the most exhilarating riding on earth.
Held each year in February, the elite participants compete with one another in terms of speed, action and fair play. The game of winter polo is considered to be quite technically advanced and as such, attracts a very high caliber of both players and guests from across the globe.
Visitors flock to Sesto for the year-round outdoor fun and to experience a true Dolomite mountain town. One thing’s for certain – you’ll never be bored in this location. Here are five reasons to add a visit to Sesto to your travel itinerary.
As soon as one steps foot in Livinallongo the difference from other area towns is obvious. Homes and farms are established at much higher altitudes, immediately calling to mind the old isolated farmsteads that have perhaps become one of the most defining features of Alpine communities.
There aren’t many places left on earth that offer entire areas that are designated as pedestrian-only, but that’s exactly how Ortisei’s town centre has been designed. The lack of vehicles conjures up images of the way things have been in this little village for centuries, with friendly merchants peddling their goods and locals conversing with one another in their native Ladin language
San Cassiano has a number of excellent trails that offer fitness combined with magnificent views of the surrounding mountain ranges. It’s a fantastic way to experience the landscape while also getting your exercise.
Well, the valley that existed prior to a massive landslide from Mount Piz in 1771, which ultimately formed the beautiful Alleghe Lake that sits there today. A rich history, which dates back to the 12th century, and some of the best outdoor adventure terrain make a trip to Alleghe an unforgettable experience. Here are five reasons you should add this ancient village to your travel to-do list.
If you can imagine a place, nestled in the mountains that offers exhilarating year-round adventure, amazing natural terrain bordered by soaring peaks and serene lakes, and an intriguing past that stretches back thousands of years you will have imagined the beautiful town of Auronzo.
Since around the 18th century, Corvara has been serving tourists with its warm hospitality, fantastic views and incredible outdoor activities. Yet despite its popularity among visitors, Corvara has somehow managed to maintain its ancient Alpine charm.
So charming and enchanting is Dobbiaco that it’s often referred to as the “gateway to the Dolomites” and once you step foot within its quaint borders you’ll quickly understand why. The reasons to visit Dobbiaco are almost too numerous to mention, but here are five that top the list.
While the area is certainly ideal for winter activities, Colfosco is particularly great for fun in the warmer months. The fact that it’s surrounded by woods and gentle mountain slopes, as well as the fact that the area boasts a total of 8 high-altitude trails makes Colfosco perfect for those summertime hikes and mountain bike excursions.
Lots of towns and villages consider themselves to be the “heart” of the Dolomites, yet the central location and many available links and connections to bordering valleys make Caprile one of the best contenders for this title. It’s the ideal starting point for summertime excursions like climbs, mountain bike adventures, hikes, walks and picnics.
Nestled perfectly within the heart of the surrounding mighty Dolomite Mountains, the tiny town of Agordo may be small but it packs a big punch. Once home to the world’s largest eyewear company, Luxottica Group, and with a long, rich ancient history dating back centuries, Agordo has found a way to weave the past with the present creating a unique and unforgettable atmosphere for those who cross its unassuming borders
Located in the center of the enchanting Livinallongo valley and perched at an impressive altitude of 1602m lies the quaint and welcoming mountain village of Arabba, known as Rèba in Ladin
The ferrata is accessed by way of Passo Fedaia, following path 698 to Rifugio Porta Vescovo. From there, grab a cable car that leads up from Arabba. Head east toward the Mesola, following the signs until you reach the start of the ferrata, directly below Bec da Mesdi. Now prepare yourself for an unforgettable journey.