The Dolomites Travel Guide


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The area between Bolzano and the mountain resort Cortina d'Ampezzo is dominated by two major valleys, Val di Fassa and Val Gardena. Both share the spectacular panorama of the Sella mountain range, known as the Heart of the Dolomites. Val di Fassa cradles the beginning of the Grande Strada delle Dolomiti (Great Dolomites Road; SS48 and SS241), which runs from Bolzano as far as Cortina. This route, opened in 1909, comprises 110 km (68 miles) of relatively easy grades and smooth driving between the two towns—a slower, more scenic alternative to traveling by way of Brunico and Dobbiaco along SS49. Scenic it is—the road passes into a stark, high-altitude landscape punctuated with the needle-like mountain peaks, climbing to 7,346 feet.


The Dolomites Hotels

Classic Dolomite lodging options include restored castles, chalets, and stately 19th-century hotels. The small villages that... read more


The Dolomites Restaurants

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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