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Explore the Dolomites, a World Heritage Site in Italy

Visit the Dolomites mountains in Italy, Europe

Dolomites mountains in Italy Hello from beautiful Dolomites in Italy, Europe!

In December 2022 the new portal DolomitesWorld.com went online.

The portal was completely newly built from scratch and distinguishes itself by an elegant and sober design. In order to increase its speed, performance and user-friendliness, the developer has applied a new concept, programmed, constantly refined and designed the portal. Speed is one of the creator's top priorities.

This portal offers valuable information, the updated weather report for South Tyrol as well as travelling tips concerning the italian Dolomites area and the individual tourism and travel  areas of the provinces of Bolzano, Trento and Belluno.

Users can discover the famous South Tyrolean locations of Val Gardena, Alta Badia, Alpe di Siusi, Val d'Ega as well as Plan de Corones with a large variety of accommodations such as hotels, b&b, garnis and holiday apartments. In Trentino Val di Fassa attracts a lot of visitors and in the province of Belluno it's Arabba and Cortina d'Ampezzo.

A novelty is the interactive slope and ski map of the Sella Ronda.

Hopefully you'll enjoy browsing our portal.

 

When you go back to the beautiful scenery of the Dolomites, the paradise in the Alps, you come to realise the immensity of these majestic mountains. Many marvellous accommodations are located in the best travel region and charming resorts and places of the Alps. 

On June 26th 2009 UNESCO listed the Dolomites Italy as a Natural World Heritage Site to protect the highly distinctive mountain landscapes that are of exceptional natural beauty. The best skiing, walking, Dolomites hiking and mountain biking areas for holidays in the Alps.

Where are the Dolomites?

Dolomites Sunrise The Dolomite mountains are a wonderful mountain group of about 16,000 km² located in the Eastern Italian Alps, south of the main chain of the Alps. They are extending over the three northernmost regions of Italy: Trentino - Alto Adige, Belluno and Friuli - Venezia Giulia.

The awesome bright colour and the red reflection of the Dolomia rock, admirable mainly during the sunset (Burning Dolomites), are caused by the high content of the mineral dolomite MgCa(CO3)2. This name is due to the French naturalist Déodat de Dolomieu (1750 - 1801) who discovered and studied this unique rock.

What are the highest mountains in the Dolomites of Italy?

Tre Cime di Lavaredo The rays of the morning sun shining on the the Dolomite mountains, forcing the wonderful alpine flowers into bloom on the surrounding pastures and in winter shining on the snow covered peaks and beautiful slopes.

The final sun rays in the evening create a symphony of colour resulting in a rosy alpenglow, typical of a sensational sunset in the northeastern side of the Italian Alps.

The highest mountain of these impressive Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the Marmolada (3343 m), also called the Queen of the Dolomites.

Other well-known mounts and peaks are:

  • the Sassolungo:
    Sassolungo (3181 m), Punta Grohmann, also called "Sasso Levante", Torre Innerkofler, Dente del Sassolungo, Punta delle Cinque Dita, Cima Dantersass, Sassopiatto, Spallone del Sassolungo
  • the Sellagroup:
    Piz Boè (3152 m), the famous Torri del Sella, Piz Sëlva, Piz Gralba, Piz Miara, Le Mëisules,, Piza Vallon, Piz Rotic, Ciampanii de Murfreit, Torre de Murfreit, Piz Lastiës, Piz Ciavazes, Piz da Lech, Sass dles Diesc, Sass dles Nu, Col Turond, Col Alton, Sass de Pordoi, Piz Beguz, Piz Ciavazes, Pisciadù, Dent de Mesdì, Sas de Mesdì
  • the Odle near Seceda:
    Sas Rigais (3025 m), Pitla Fermeda, Gran Fermeda, Gran Odla, Sas de Mezdi, Furchetta, Sas dal Ega, Sas dla Porta, Col dala Creusc, Odla de Valdusa, Piz Duleda
  • the Tre Cime di Lavaredo:
    Cima Grande (big peak) (2999 m), Cima Ovest (western peak), Cima Piccola (little peak), Punta di Frida
  • the Catinaccio:
    Catinaccio d'Antermoia (3.002 m), Cima Catinaccio, Croda dei Cirmei, Cima di Larsec, Cima Scalieret, Torri del Vajolet, Croda di Re Laurino, Cima Sforcella, Roda di Vaèl, Pizzo di Valbona, Cima delle Poppe, Croda Davoi, Crepe di Lausa, Cima di Mezzo del Principe, Cogolo di Larsec, Punta Emma, Torre Gardeccia
  • the Sciliar (2563 m)
  • the Civetta-Moiazza:
    Monte Civetta (3220 m), Piccola Civetta, Monte Coldai, Torre Coldai, Torre d'Alleghe, Torre di Valgrande, Punta Civetta, Cime di Mede, Torre Venezia, Cima delle Busazze, Monte Moiazetta)
  • the Monte Pelmo (3168 m)
  • the Monte Antelao (3264 m)

What are the Dolomites famous for?

Selva di Val Gardena The best ski resorts in Italy, wonderful biking, walking, hiking and climbing valleys and parks are connected with each other in this wonderful mountainous paradise, in the hearth of the Alps, offering a breath taking scenery from many different angles and amazing half-day or one day hiking trails (summer) and slopes (winter).

The well marked footpaths, hikes and slopes, the possibility of skiing (Dolomiti Superski area with its 1,200 km of slopes, 12 valleys, and 450 modern lift facilities), climbing, walking, hiking and also mountain biking will make your stay in this holiday region an unforgettable experience.

Noteworthy tourist destinations are also the lakes such as the Lake Prags (Lago di Braies), Lake of Fiè and near the Dolomites the lake Caldaro, lake Monticolo, lake Anterselva and in about 2 hours driving time Lake Garda as well as cities with their old towns and arcades for a tour of art, culture and history or shopping such as Bolzano, Trento, Bressanone, Brunico, Merano and Cortina d'Ampezzo.

When should I visit the Dolomites for skiing or hiking?

Burning Dolomites The best time to visit, travel, to explore and enjoy the alpine regions of the Dolomites in Italy (Europe) for a winter sport vacation, between the snow-capped peaks of the Trentino - South Tyrol region (Alto Adige) and Belluno, depends on the needs of skiers or hikers. The ski season starts in December with the Super Premiere ski-opening offer (usually until the first weekend before Christmas, detailed information on the Dolomiti Superski website).

The winter season usually lasts until Easter Monday (some resorts remain open after this date), if the snow conditions are good. The Christmas and New Year's Eve period is ideal for those who love the Christmas atmosphere and want to celebrate New Year's Eve in the snow. January and February (Carnival) for couples, groups and families. February, March and April are very popular by the sun lovers, because of the longer days.

When can you hike the Dolomites? In spring the season begins around late May / early June. Sometimes the peaks of this mountain range in this travel region are still covered by snow. The blooming meadows and the longer days of June attract the hikers, climbers and cyclists. July and August are highly appreciated for a vacation in the beautiful Dolomites (World heritage Site). September and October offer a colorful and peaceful landscape; ideal for a travel trip, trekking, walking and mountain biking in the Alps.

Where to stay in the Dolomites?

Are you looking forward to spending your vacation in the Dolmites Italy? If so, then you should definitely consider staying at one of the beautiful hotels in the Dolomite mountains. There are many accommodations to stay in the Dolomites, from luxury resorts or beautiful hotels, wellness hotels, design hotels or for adults only hotels to cozy holiday apartments, chalet, garni or bed & breakfasts. Some of them offer great views of the mountains, while others provide access to to slopes (ski in & out hotels), ski lifts, hiking or mountain bike trails and other outdoor activities.
Discover the tourist areas on this site and let us show you various accommodations. You can view and refine your selection in the map of the Dolomites.

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