Slopes and more: discover the Dolomites

Cortina d’Ampezzo exudes Italian elegance and style. Alongside its glorious pistes there is shopping, strolling and a cultured après-ski. Mary Novakovich reports on a visit she made there… Images by Adam Batterbee Cortina d’Ampezzo’s elegance is practically inexhaustible. Fashions come and go, but this grande dame of Europe’s great ski resorts still reigns as the […]

Dolomites travel guide

Find some of the best places to stay, eat and visit while staying around the Dolomites with Mary Novakovich’s guide to the highlights of the area… Image by Adam Batterbee Where to eat and stay Cinque Torri Largo delle Poste 13, 32043 Cortina Local specialities – including spätzle and casunziei – join excellent pizzas on […]

Alta Badia travel guide

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Jon Palmer finds plenty of things to see and do around this spectacular area in the Dolomites Mountains during an e-biking trip… Photos by Jon Palmer unless otherwise stated What to see & do   Movimënt The Movimënt area (left) is a network of activity parks on the plateau between La Villa, San Cassiano and […]

E-biking in Italy, part 2: Alta Badia

E-niking in Alta Badia mountains, Italy

If you really want to experience the beauty of a natural landscape there’s no better vehicle than the bicycle. And it needn’t be an exercise in strength and endurance. Jon Palmer goes e-biking in the Dolomites… Photos by Jon Palmer, unless stated otherwise   There are places in Alta Badia that even an e-bike won’t […]

Gastronomy in the Mountains

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Amanda Robinson on why the Alta Badia area of the Italian Dolomites is gaining a global reputation for its fine food and drink… Photos by Amanda Robinson Over the past few years, Alta Badia has been growing its culinary reputation and, in an area of just 15 square kilometres, there are now six sparkling Michelin […]

Walking the Dolomites

Trekking, Alta Badia, Dolomites

With wonderful locations, a warm welcome and delicious food, the Alta Badia mountains aren’t just for the winter, says Amanda Robinson Photos by Amanda Robinson unless otherwise stated Think of the Dolomites and what do you see? It usually conjures up a picture of snow-capped peaks twinkling in the sunlight, rustic mountain lodges, bustling cable […]

Viewpoint: Cinque Torri

The Cinque Torri (the Five Towers) stand in the eastern Dolomites, reaching an elevation of 2,361 metres above sea level, with a prominence of 140 metres… In the winter, this is skiing country – the resorts of San Vito di Cadore and Cortina d’Ampezzo are within striking distance of here – but in the summer, […]

The Luson Valley

luson valley

Known as the Gateway to the Dolomites, the Luson Valley is a hiker’s paradise with a number of trails leading from here into the mountains that surround it… The Germans call it Lüsen, as do its inhabitants. Though we are well inside the modern Italian border here, some 40km northeast of Bolzano, roughly the same […]