Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy
Known as the Queen of the Dolomites, Cortina D’Ampezzo has been used as a backdrop for many films (Cliffhanger/Christmas Holiday/A Farewell to Arms) and you don’t have to spend long there to realise why.
At a Glance
- Hiking/walking trails:
- Getting there:
- The easiest way is to fly into one of the Venice airport (Treviso or Marco Polo) and hire a car. It;s only a 2 hour drive up to Cortina ( over an hour on the motorway).
- Market day:
- Top 5 things to do:
- A via ferrata (this is where they started!)
- Watch one of the summer concerts in front of the church
- Cycle along the bike path
- Adventure park
- Window shopping (with an ice cream) down the Corso Italia
- Altitude (min):
- Airport Name:
- Treviso and Venice Marco Polo are the nearest airports to Cortina.
- Local currency:
- Time Difference from UK:
- + 1 hr
- Internet access:
- Yes - WIFI
- Swimming pool:
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Activity Holidays in Cortina
The scenery is spectacular and the mountains are like nowhere else. At sunset the rock becomes pale pink and in the moonlight it looks magical. It was declared a World heritage site by UNESCO on 26 June 2009. In the summer there's a multitude of activities to choose from - there are mountain bike trails and footpaths - the old trainline has been transformed into a 32km long bikepath which goes from Calalzo to Dobbacio and is a fantastic family outing.
For the more adventurous biker there is the Great War route and the Tour of the 5 Refuges crossing the National Park. There are 700km of signed bike routes and you can purchase a bike pass during the summer similar to a winter ski pass giving you access to the lifts. There's also a bike shuttle and a Bike & Bus service.
Cycling in Cortina
Road biking is also very popular in the area and the Giro d'Italia is passing through this year on May 22nd. Cyclists usually want to ride the 6 Tours of the passes which involve a different route each day for 6 days starting and finishing in Cortina.
Doing More in Cortina
The resort has a swimming pool, climbing, a new 9 hole golf course ,adventure park, tennis, mini golf, pony rides for children and ice skating. For those wanting a rest from the sport you can visit the planetarium or the museum of modern art.
Cortina D'Ampezzo is a popular holiday resort for Italians (and indeed many Venetians have second homes here) and it is world renowned for it's sport, culture and it's style. Once you visit you will see why and want to return!
Accommodation in Cortina D'Ampezzo
Location of Cortina D'Ampezzo
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Doing More in Cortina D'Ampezzo
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