The “Queen of the Dolomites” is how this wonderful ski locality is called; located in the heart of the Dolomite Mountains, it lies in a wide valley surrounded by the scenery of these beautiful and majestic peaks.
The charming landscape and the many sports activities offered here make Cortina d'Ampezzo a touristic destination par excellence for those passionate for the mountains.
Part of the enormous ski circuit known as “Dolomiti Superski” and consisting of 746 mi of ski runs that also link 12 valleys, Cortina offers a wide choice of ski routes. These include the “Skitour Olympia” that retraces the Olympic tracks from 1956; the tour of the Grande Guerra (or "Great War"), that pays homage to the Alpine battle theatres in the First World War, and the tour of the Cinque Passi ("Five Steps") that, with its 16 mi of slope, is the longest in the entire zone of the Dolomites.
Numerous other sports are also practiced in the Cortina area, foremost among them horseback riding, mountain biking, mountaineering, rafting, kayaking and canoeing.
Journeying along the many trails of the Natural Park of the d'Ampezzo Dolomites, studded with many well-equipped mountain refuges where hikers can refresh themselves, is a must.
The comfort, the atmosphere of the clubs in the city center, the elegance and the quality of the shops, and the restaurants and hotels complete Cortina's touristic offerings, making this city one of the most exclusive places in Italy. Along the main street, tourists can find many exclusive boutiques selling the best in Italian fashion, local crafts, art, jewelry and antiques.