Cortina d'Ampezzo has a thousand-year-old history and a long tradition as a tourist destination. The beauty of the Ampezzo Valley, located a couple of hours from Venice, attracts visitors from all over the world. It is surrounded by the impressive peaks of the Dolomites that are part of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage.
The Italian supermodel of ski resorts, Cortina d'Ampezzo, is chic and undeniably beautiful. Downtown Cortina is essentially one street. But, what a street! With small cafes, luxury shops, pleasant piazzas, 18th-century buildings and a mountain backdrop at every turn, it’s as charming as they come.
Cortina is a well-equipped base for a full range of mountain activities. Part of the enormous ski circuit known as “Dolomiti Superski” the town is a busy skiing destination in winter, with several cable cars and almost 750 miles of ski runs that connect 12 surrounding valleys.
In the summer months Cortina is a stunning base for keen walkers, rock climbers and also for energetic mountain bikers. But also rafting, kayaking, and canoeing are popular in the valley. Even if you do not feel like hiking the renowned vie ferrate or demanding trails in the high mountains, there are plenty of pleasant short hikes and excursions using cable-cars which will take you to spectacular viewpoints and mountain restaurants that look humble and rustic but are wonderful culinary experiences.
The comfort, the elegance of the clubs in the city center, the quality of the shops, the restaurants and the hotels complete Cortina's touristic offer, making this city one of the most exclusive places in Italy.