Cortina d’Ampezzo sits in the heart of the Veneto Dolomites, in an ample valley surrounded by high peaks, and is one of the most famous mountain localities in the world.
In 1956 it was the site of the Winter Olympics and has always been a destination of excellence for those who love the mountains and their landscapes, sport and fun.
The experiences that you can practice during the winter are: Skiing and Snowboarding, Cross-country skiing, Snowshoeing, Ski mountaineering and Freeride, Fat bike and Snow kite, Skating and Curling, Husky Sleddog.
Even in summer Cortina offers multiple opportunities for relaxation, athletics and fun: the advantage of 186 miles of pathways means the possible itineraries are countless. For the most advanced, a via ferrata, or iron road, permits climbs to the most beautiful and panoramic mountain peaks.
Among the sports in summer it is possible to practice golf, horse riding, mountain biking, mountaineering. The bravest can have fun with rafting, kayaking, canoeing and taxi bob, skating. The taxi bob is a bob with wheels, which allows you to experience the thrill of a descent along the Olympic track even in summer.
Cortina is not only famous for skiing and sport, in fact it hosts about 250 shops, where you can find the best of Italian high fashion and Made in Italy, but also the best of local craftsmanship, art, jewelry , antiques. The fashionable and beating heart of Cortina is Corso Italia, one of the most famous Italian shopping streets, always crowded with tourists who admire the shop windows, cafes and clubs.
On June 26, 2009, UNESCO included the Dolomites in the prestigious world list of Natural World Heritage Sites for their monumental beauty and uniqueness. Consequently, the mountains of the Queen of the Dolomites are also recognized among the most beautiful mountains on earth.