Cortina D’Ampezzo, pearl of the Dolomites. The Conca d’Ampezzo, where the famous Cortina tourist resort is located, is surrounded by a crown of mountains that make it a unique and unmissable destination, both in summer and in winter. A magical place that the din of mass tourism has not affected, where getting lost in intact woods admiring steep walls of a thousand colors, discovering a unique natural territory and an ancient culture where traditions are still alive and an integral part of action daily.
Few alpine locations can boast such a high concentration of famous and extraordinarily beautiful mountains like Cortina. Yes, because from the Conca d’Ampezzo wherever you turn your eyes, you can see mountains, mountains and more mountains above the green of the woods.
And what mountains! Lying at 1224 meters above sea level at the bottom of the Valle del Boite, the renowned tourist resort occupies the northernmost portion of the province of Belluno, on the border with South Tyrol, and is surrounded by a crown of mountain groups that has no equal. To the west is the imposing Tofane Group, to the northeast the Pomagagnon dominated by the characteristic jagged profile of the Cristallo Group; to the southeast the Sorapiss stands out, while to the south-west this mind-boggling horizon closes the Groups of the Croda da Lago-Cernera and of the Nuvolau. Together these mountains form the so-called Ampezzo Dolomites, and represent a true paradise for every hiker.
Suffice it to say that the beauty of 400 kilometers of paths is counted, 300 of which in the Cortina municipality alone. It is no coincidence that the most famous Dolomite treks pass through here: the Alta Via delle Dolomiti n ° 1 and the n ° 3. There really is something for all tastes, from the easiest and most relaxing walks among pastures and woods, to the historical itineraries on the places of the Great War, up to long and demanding excursions between wild valleys and dolomitic ridges; from the via ferratas (there are about twenty, from the historical to the more athletic and spectacular modern tracks) to mythical climbs on large walls where important pages of the history of mountaineering have been written.
The predominance of the cold season over the summer gets thinner and thinner, and despite the fact that every winter the slopes and streets of Cortina are extraordinarily crowded with tourists from every corner of the world, in recent decades the inhabitants have been able to grasp the evolution of alpine tourism , offering a wide range of outdoor activities. There are countless mountain huts and shelters offering excellent food and overnight stays, some facilities are also open in the summer, the trail network is taken care of and signaled, special routes for mountain bikes are created. And if in some ways the cliché of Cortina remains as an “exclusive” destination for a glossy magazine, it is equally true that the territory of the Conca d’Ampezzo is a unique, marvelous place, where everyone can find his space, in the crowd like in solitude, in adrenaline-filled fun as in the silent contemplation of the majestic Dolomite scenery.
THE GOLF COURSES
- Designed by Peter Harradine, the 9-hole course develops from the historic driving range at the foot of the Faloria and Cristallo mountains where players from all over the world have been practicing since the 1930s. The Cortina Golf course, inaugurated in 2010, is presented as a track of high technical level, but it is a pleasant challenge for both beginners and professionals. Located at 1,250 meters above sea level, the 9-hole course is well inserted between the woods and meadows of the splendid natural scenery of the Ampezzo Dolomites, declared by UNESCO “World Heritage”.
- Period of the year recommended: from June to September
- ADRESS: Loc. Fraina 14, 32043 Cortina d’Ampezzo (BL) +39 0436 860952 – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cortina Golf Club
GOLF CLUB ALTA BADIA DI CORVARA
Splendid Golf Location, about 40 Km from Cortina, to calculate 1 hour of travel that develops between unique mountain landscapes.
- In Alta Badia, in the heart of the Dolomites, under the Sella and Sassongher massifs, in the greenery of an inimitable and suggestive landscape, golf lovers have a 9-hole course at their disposal. The Golf course is at 1700 meters above sea level, a couple of kilometers from the center of Corvara, in an uncontaminated nature, with a climate of ideal temperatures, far from the sultry heat of the plain during the summer.
- Period of the year recommended: from June to September
- ADRESS: Via Planac 9, 39033 Corvara in Badia – +39 0471 836655 – info@golfaltabadia
- Golf Alta Badia
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TOURS & ACTIVITIES
Dolomites are famous all over the world for their beuatiflul landscape. Among everthing, Tre Cime di Lavaredo in italian or Drei Zinnen in german is the most iconic symbol. We take a hiking tour in that area, to enjoy the beauty close by.
Enjoy a nice private hiking-tour in the Dolomites! In our company you will hike safely in the Dolomites: you will only need a backpack, a pair of hiking shoes and the desire to discover the surroundings of Cortina in the summer season. Under our expert guidance, we will walk at a speed appropriate for you and your friends, with no rush, so that you can enjoy the beauty and quiet atmosphere that surrounds these special places… Get ready to enjoy the true magic of Cortina and the Dolomites! All our hiking-tours are private and personalized for you and your friends. Once you have booked, no other person can join.
An experience at the heart of Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site, in front of the most impressive peaks and along enchanting valleys. We enjoy a great scenery, hundreds meters high faces, enchanting alpine lakes, bucolic alpine pastures, surrounded by wild animals like marmots, eagles and chamoises. From the pastures of Mondeval, rich of natural and archeological traces, to the majestic face of Mount Pelmo and Civetta, to the wild valleys of Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park, we enjoy all the richness and the diversity of the south Dolomites landscape. We walk from hut to hut with our backpack, only with daily food, the hiking equipment and the clopthes for all the trekking. Every afternoon we reach a comfortable mountain hut, where we have a good dinner looking at the Enrosadira, the famous fire sunset on the white faces of the mountains.
FOOD & DRINK
Here are some “tasty” suggestions …
- Cortina d’Ampezzo – Restaurant “Tivoli”, 1 Michelin Star
Along the road to Passo Falzarego, in a beautiful alpine house outside the center, the patron chef proves to be at ease with tradition, as well as with more creative and unusual dishes. Intimate and cozy environment.
Open December 1st-March 30th and July 5th-September 23rd; closed Mondays except August and Christmas holidays, also Tuesday at noon in low season
ADDRESS: località Lacedel 3432043 CORTINA D’AMPEZZO –
- Borca di Cadore (20 km from Cortina) – Restaurant “Cianzia”
On the main road to Cortina, along a stretch of the Dolomites cycle path, you will find this charming and welcoming room furnished in mountain style. In the summer you can have lunch on the panoramic terrace that offers a spectacular view of Pelmo and Antelao. Alice and Marta in the dining room, Bruna in the kitchen will make you feel at home with hospitality and inviting gastronomic proposals.
Recommended delicacies ….
Canederli alle erbe, i Casunziei, medaglione di cervo con polenta e cavolo rosso, strudel di mele.
Prices: about 35 euros, wines not included
ADDRESS: Via Cavour 83, Borca di Cadore (BL) – +39 0435 482119 –
- Vodo Cadore – Osteria “Il Capriolino”
The Gregori family welcomes you in a building born in the nineteenth century as a post station and still a reference point on the road that, through the Dolomites, leads to Cortina to continue towards Austria. The Osteria joins the most famous restaurant “Al Capriolo” with which it shares the property, the chef Francesco and the kitchen spaces.
Recommended delicacies ….
Fonduta di formaggio di malga – sformatino di cavolo cappuccio, gnocchi di patate e zucca, radicchio rosso e guanciale – cosciotto d’anatra al forno – baccala’ al forno con polenta
Prices: about 35 euro wines non included
ADDRESS: Via Nazionale 108, Vodo Cadore (BL) – +39 0435 489207
When you are in this area, these two “niches” are worth a detour:
- Vodo di Cadore, locality Palada (4 Km) via Chiaredengo 1 – Farm Fratelli Talamini de la Tela. They produce excellent cheeses, meats.
- Vinigo (2km), via Savilla 36. Farm Michielli. You can find potatoes, cavolo “cappuccio”, and other organically grown vegetables.
We remind you of a Restaurant that even if it is 60 Km from Cortina, it is really worth your visit. You can go for lunch and come back later in the afternoon. If you go to dine and don’t want to take the journey back to Cortina, you can stop and sleep in the Hotel owned. Dishes between tradition and creativity, together with the warm welcome and love for your land, will make you feel completely at ease.
- Canale d’Agordo, Restaurant “Alle Codole”
At the beginning of the beautiful valley of Gares we find this historic local run by the Tibolla family, who with their professionalism transmit the passion for the area they propose and interpret with classic and innovative recipes, all prepared with well selected raw materials that are reflected even on some price ranges.
Canederli – gnocchi di patate alla ricotta affumicata – ravioli alla ricotta di pecora e tartufo nero – cervo in salmi’ con polenta – lombetto d’agnello – petto d’anatra – selezione di formaggi con mostarda – strudel di mele
Noteworthy is the cellar with about 700 wines labels including local, regional and other areas.
Prices: about 35-50 euros wine not included
ADDRESS: Canale d’Agordo, Via XX Agosto 27 – +39 0437 590396
- Bierstube Alleghe – Via Lungo Lago 6, Alleghe (40 Km from Cortina)
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