Cortina

Exclusive tour in Cortina d’Ampezzo

The majestic beauty of the Dolomites, a UNESCO natural heritage of humanity, finds its culmination in the cozy mountain resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo, a popular and unmatched destination which represents the excellence of the itineraries of our selection.

The history of Cortina and the rise among the most exclusive resorts in Italy

Site of numerous battles of the First World War, of which you can still discover many findings such as trenches, tunnels and blockhouses, Cortina d’Ampezzo lives – after the conflict – a continual rebirth which in just over two decades, sees it protagonist of an internationally renowned event.

The “Queen of the Dolomites” is home to the Winter Olympics Games in 1956, thanks to which invests in sporting and accommodation facilities. For the first time in Italy the Olympic Games are broadcast live on television. This great visibility gave such a verve to the town, that many actors, princesses and intellectuals decided to spend their leisure time here or even to move here.

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The landscape of Cortina d’Ampezzo

Cortina d’Ampezzo is located in the centre of the Ampezzo valley, which was the terminal basin of an ancient glacier. Among the many qualities of Cortina stand out its strategic location and the surrounding scenery. The most famous mountains which embrace Cortina are the Tofane to west, Pomagagnon to north, Cristallo to the northeast, Faloria and Sorapiss to east, the Becco di Mezzodì, the Croda da Lago and the Nuvolau group to south.

Activities and attractions of the Queen of the Dolomites

The beauty of Cortina d’Ampezzo will not be the only factor that will amaze you. The variety of activities which can be done in winter, as well as in the summer, will make your stay unforgettable: 116 km of ski slopes and 36 ski lifts in its district, which become 1220 km of the Dolomiti Superski route, of which Cortina is the spearhead. Among the winter novelties there are Fat Bike and KiteSnow, in addition to the more classic Skating and Curling in the Ice Palace.

Even in summer Cortina offers various activities, including rock climbing and climbing routes, mountain biking, golf and tennis.

The excellent cuisine, the shopping and nightlife, make Cortina d’Ampezzo a location able to meet all expectations.

The excursions around Cortina

If Cortina and its beauty surprise everybody, within a few kilometres you can reach other beautiful natural sites and cozy mountain villages.

Lake Misurina near the Three Peaks of Lavaredo, the refuge Malga Federa, Ortisei, the chief town of Val Gardena, with its wooden sculptures and Canazei, a jewel town in the province of Trento, among the capitals of the ancient Ladin culture.

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Useful information on Cortina

Climate

The Ampezzo climate is intermediate between the continental and oceanic one, with cool summers and short but very long and cold winters, with easy snowfall mostly in high altitude.

The average annual rainfall is concentrated mainly in the summer months of June and July and are minimal in February.

Each year between late December and early January, there are some of the lowest temperatures of Italy.

Hotels

  • Cristallo Hotel Spa & Golf – 5 stars
  • Grand Hotel Savoia – 5 stars
  • Rosapetra Spa Resort – 5 stars

Location of interest for daily trips or travel routes

  • Ortisei: 65 km/ 1h 40min approx.
  • Canazei: 60 km/ 1h 30min approx.
  • Bolzano: 132 km/ 2h approx.
  • Venice: 158 km/ 2h approx.
  • Innsbruck-Austria: 165 km/ 2h 30min approx.
  • Lienz-Austria: 78 km/ 1h 30min approx.
  • Kitzbuhel-Austria: 170 km/ 2h 50min approx.
  • Zell am See-Austria: 170 km/2h 50min approx.

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