It’s not difficult to see why Italy’s Dolomites (the mountain range in the northeast) are so beautiful. It can be difficult to know where to go due to the sheer size of the Dolomite Range (the 18 peaks span 350,000 acres). These are six of our favorite spots in the Dolomites, Italy.
You can see spectacular views from your car. You must see the Sass Pordoi pass, which is located between the Marmolada and Sella Dolomite mountain groups. This pass, at 7,346 feet is the highest (surfaced), road through a pass in the Dolomites. You can also take a cable car to the summit for even more stunning views. There are many hiking trails available!
Parco Naturale Adamello-Brenta
The Brenta Dolomites group, just northwest of Trento, has some of the most beautiful hiking and scenery. Via Bocchetta di Tuckett is the most well-known trail. This trail is only for serious mountaineers. Harnesses and ropes are required. There are many other options, such as mountain biking and walking, that can be done here.
You’ll find the Dolomite mountains when you drive to the northern part of Lake Garda. Take in the stunning views, visit the small towns scattered around the lake, and enjoy a breathtaking view like this. No mountaineering is required!
Belluno and the National Park of the Belluno Dolomites
Belluno is an ancient town with 37,000 residents and is the most important in the eastern Dolomites. It is also a great place to base yourself. It is easy to drive to the National Park of Belluno Dolomites. This reserve includes forests, glaciers, and even art, history, and archaeology museums.
The Cristallo group’s four peaks can be found in the middle of the Dolomites at an elevation of almost 11,000 feet. You can explore the group by cable car, mountaineering, or skiing.
Cortina d’Ampezzo in the Dolomites is the perfect place for winter skiing, snowboarding, or fashionistas. The fashionable resort is located in the heart of the Dolomites and has great skiing. It also has a rich history. It is the location of the 1956 Olympics, the famous James Bond sequence in which gunners chase Roger Moore on skis, and where Audrey Hepburn, Ernest Hemingway, and others vacationed.