Viewpoint – Cortina d’Ampezzo

The pretty town of Cortina d’Ampezzo nestles in the Dolomites – a chic holiday destination for skiers, walkers, cyclists and anyone who wants to be inspired by breathtaking scenery

Cortina d’Ampezzo

The ‘Queen of the Dolomites’, as Cortina d’Ampezzo is sometimes known, is a place like no other. Tucked away in the mountains in the Belluno province, this little Alpine town is a popular holiday destination for both mountain sport fans and lovers of mountain scenery. Of course, one of the most popular activities here is skiing, and the winter months see the region’s trails packed with thermal-clad skiers whizzing down the slopes. And there are more winter sports to enjoy in Cortina, from ice skating to snow rafting and sledging.

The summer months see other activities here – it’s a popular area for trekking, and understandably so. There are also mountain bike trails, and canyoning and canoeing for thrill-seekers. All year round, shoppers spend in Cortina’s stylish boutiques, culture-vultures soak up its galleries and gourmands enjoy fine cuisine and a thriving après-ski scene.