Introducing Cortina d'Ampezzo
Across the Fanes-Conturines range from the Val Badia is one of Italy’s most famous, fashionable and expensive ski resorts, Cortina d’Ampezzo. Cortina lies over the regional border in the Veneto, and access roads are infinitely easier to and from the south than from the west.
Cortina’s pretty piazzas and stone church spires are surrounded by some of the most stunning mountains in the Alps, including (in a clockwise direction) Cristallo, the Gruppo di Sorapiss-Marmarole, Antelao, Becco di Mezzodi-Croda da Lago, Nuvolau-Averau-Cinque Torri and Tofane. To the south are the Pelmo and the Civetta. Facilities for both downhill and cross-country skiing are first class, and the small town’s population swells dramatically during the ski season; great walking and climbing possibilities crowd out the town in summer, too.
Last updated: Feb 17, 2009
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