Dolomites Top Landmarks - Italy

Dolomites Top Landmarks – Italy

Dolomites Italy
Dolomites Italy

Dolomites in Italy: Map and ski areas, slopes and trails, lifts and ski passes, Bright photos. Reviews of tourists-skiers about the Dolomites.

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Dolomites Italy

Italy is rich in sun, sky, sea, magnificent beaches, vineyards, designers… But this country has another treasure – the Dolomites (the eastern part of the Italian Alps). It is a mountain range in the north-eastern part of the country with a length of 120 km, its highest peak is Mount Marmolada, 3342 m. It is located in three provinces: Belluno, Bolzano, Pordenone, Trento and Udine. This is the land of glaciers, mountain meadows and pine forests. It offers both active recreation (mountain skiing, bicycles, hiking), and relaxed (spa and other pleasant procedures), and excursions to historical places – a hundred years ago, the First World War took place here.

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Dolomites Italy

A bit of history

Many millions of years ago, in the place of these mountains, waves of the warm gentle sea splashed. Africa gradually drew closer to Europe, the sea became shallower, and then the water left it completely, but left behind traces of coral reefs, fjords, lagoons – an amazingly beautiful and diverse terrain. This is the Dolomites, a mountain range that UNESCO has included in the list of World Natural Heritage Sites.

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Dolomites Italy

The local peaks were first conquered by climbers in the 1860-1870s. During the First World War, there were battles here, and you can still see the remains of trenches and traces of explosions. This region has become a tourist and ski area relatively recently – a little less than half a century ago. (more…)