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THE ALPHABET OF THE DOLOMITES: LEARN IT WITH US

The Dolomites offer a complete experience; there exist many great and smaller moments capable of catapulting the body and mind of every visitor into a universe of colours, landscapes, and points of interest.

Approximately 231,000 acres of "possibilities", divided between the provinces of Trento, Bolzano, Belluno, Pordenone, and Udine.
It is always complex to explain and recount this myriad of emotions.
Precisely for this reason we’d like to make some recommendations using the alphabet.

A story that certainly cannot be described only with words, but we’ll try!

-A is for Alta Badia, the starting point for reaching four valleys (Val Gardena / Alpe di Siusi, Arabba / Marmolada, Val di Fassa), offering countless ski slopes and trails for trekking and outdoor sports.
-B is for Boè and Braies: some of the most characteristic lakes in the Dolomites. Don’t miss out on Sorapis, Misurina, or Lake Carezza either and many other beautiful mirrors of water.

-C is for Conturines, a peak where the fossils of a cave bear were found, a very interesting place for lovers of history, science, and nature.

-D is for Dolomiti Superski, one of the largest ski areas in the world: 1,200 km of slopes divided into 12 ski resorts. Since 1974 it has been a favourite place for skiers from all over the world!

-E is fore Enrosadira, a characteristic phenomenon of the Dolomites. During sunsets the mountains take on a pink colour that slowly turns to violet. An incredible show!

-F is for Fanes - Senes and Braies, the most loved nature park for summer activities, with truly unique flora and fauna. Visit it along with the other beautiful parks, including Paneveggio Natural Park - Pale di San Martino, Puez Odle Natural Park, Ampezzo Dolomites Natural Park, and Tre Cime Natural Park (with the famous Three Peaks ).

-G is for Gourmet! There are so many places to eat after a day playing sports! Try one of the typical dishes of the Dolomites in one of the mountain chalets and cabins. Among the most famous refreshment points are: Baita Segantini, Rifugio Locatelli, Rifugio Casera Ditta, Rifugio Pedrotti, Rifugio Fuciade, and Rifugio Palmieri.

-H is for Hero Dolomites, the hardest mountain bike marathon in the world. Are you at that level? Don't worry, the Dolomites offer many trails for mountain bike enthusiasts!

-I is for Isarch: Val dl Isarch in Ladin (Valle d’Isarco in Italian, Eisacktal in German), is one of the main valleys in South Tyrol, from which you enter the Val di Funes, a true pearl of the Dolomites

-L is for Ladina: the secular culture characteristic of a large part of the Dolomites which includes Val Gardena, Val Badia, Val di Fassa, and Livinallongo del Col di Lana. An appreciable culture thanks to its history, its language, its foods, and its traditions. For those who want to learn more, we recommend visiting interesting museums such as the Ladin Ciastel de Tor Museum and the Ladin Ursus ladinicus Museum.

-M is for Movimënt: the area with high altitude parks at 2000m with sports activities, games, attractions, and numerous events, many of which are ideal for the little ones and will turn adults into children!

-N is for Nordic walking, the "sports walk", to be practiced on one of the countless Dolomite paths.

-O is for Odle, a mountain range between Val Badia, Val Gardena and Val di Funes, a place to include among the things to see in life. P.S.: don't forget Puez-Odle Natural Park.

-P is for Pisciadù, a wonderful waterfall among the most admired by visitors.

-R is for Rosengarten/Catinaccio, called "the mountain that turns red", a major destination for hikers.

-S is for Sella: one of the most spectacular mountain groups, with the highest point represented by Piz Boè – 3,152 m - and surrounded by lakes such as Lake Pisciadù and Via Ferratas such as Tridentina.

-T is for Tru di artisć: an artist's path where you can admire many works of art and geological itineraries.

-U is for Unesco: the award that since 2009 has recognized the Dolomites as a World Heritage Site. A goal that has established the naturalistic, historical and cultural value of this territory and includes the Northern Dolomites, Bellunesi, Friulane, Brenta, and the Dolomites of South Tyrol.

-V is for Vallon: one of the most famous mountain routes for climbing enthusiasts.

-Z is for Zigher, an excellent cheese from Ladin cuisine, and a fundamental ingredient of ghochs, irresistible spinach dumplings.

An alphabet of pure wonder: discover them in person - we look forward to seeing you in South Tyrol for your next holidays.