The Dolomites Travel Guide
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The Dolomites, the inimitable craggy peaks Le Corbusier called "the most beautiful work of architecture ever seen," are never so arresting as at dusk, when the last rays of sun create a pink hue that languishes into purple—locals call this magnificent transformation the enrosadira. You can certainly enjoy this glow from a distance, but the Dolomites are such an appealing year-round destination precisely because of the many ways to get into the mountains themselves. In short order, your perspective—like the peaks around you—will only become more rose colored.
Classic Dolomite lodging options include restored castles, chalets, and stately 19th-century hotels. The small villages that... read more
When dining out in the Dolomites, it’s evident you are in a part of Italy that was once part of the Austrian Empire. While... read more
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Driving in the Dolomites: Your rental Fiat will think it's a Ferrari on a gorgeous drive through the heart of the Dolomites.... Read more
Everything in Alto Adige (and, to a lesser extent, Trentino) has more than a tinge of the Teutonic—and the food is no exception. The... Read more
It was at the Similaun rifugio in September 1991 that a German couple arrived talking of a dead body they'd discovered near a "curious... Read more
The French nobleman and geologist Déodat Guy Silvain Tancrède Gratet de Dolomieu (1750–1801) got his name applied to the Dolomite... Read more
In 2009 UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) added the Dolomites to its list of natural heritage... Read more
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