Year of 2017

View from Lagazuoi Mountain, Italy

The Dolomites of Italy are rugged to be sure, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that visitors to the mountain range must relinquish their creature comforts. Lagazuoi, like some other mountains in the Dolomites, offers a ‘rifugio’ (refuge), where climbers can catch their breath, have a meal, and even stay the night. From an expansive terrace, guests can see Averau and Monte Pelmo, two other peaks in the northeast Italian mountain range. Below this altitude, situated between the towering mountains, is the village of Cortina d’Ampezzo, which is a popular ski resort town for some of the wealthiest Europeans.

The Dolomites are a mountain range located in northeastern Italy. They form a part of the Southern Limestone Alps and extend from the River Adige in the west to the Piave Valley in the east. The northern and southern borders are defined by the Puster Valley and the Sugana Valley. The Dolomites are nearly equally shared between the provinces of Belluno, South Tyrol and Trentino.
Established: 1990
Passes: Gardena Pass · Pordoi Pass · Sella Pass · Falzarego Pass · Campolongo Pass · Kreuzbergpass · Giau Pass · Rolle Pass · Valparola Pass · Cereda Pass · Karerpass · Nigerpass · Brocon Pass · Campo Carlo Magno · San Pellegrino Pass