The Dolomites take their name from the French naturalist Déodat de Dolomieu (1750-1801) who first described the rock type, later called dolomia in his honour, which characterises the region. Much of the fascination and beauty of these mountains derives from the bare rock of which they are made. The slopes turning all shades of red at sunset, covered by a blanket of soft white snow and surrounded by flourishing woods and uncontaminated nature, the perfect natural setting for the small towns scattered through the valleys.
Sports, culinary traditions, entertainment and nature
The Ladin community, of millennial tradition, is spread throughout the Val Badia (Badia valley) in the five small towns located on the foothills of the wonderful Dolomite rocks, the perfect frame to a fairytale landscape. INFORMATION
Cortina d’Ampezzo Valley
Cortina, history, culture and tradition
When thinking about Cadore, Cortina is certainly the first place that comes to mind. The fame associated to the pearl of the Dolomites has often overshadowed the name of this marvellous valley at the foot of the mountains and so close to Venice. A vast area comprising many councils and territories, and which welcomes numerous mountain communities, among which the Ladin community. INFORMATION
The Comunità Montana Agordina is an area in the province of Belluno comprising sixteen councils, a vast territory including also Parco delle Dolomiti Bellunesi, the Marmolada glacier and Mount Civetta. Agordo is the fulcrum of this valley, .. INFORMATION
Nature, art and history
Going back along the course of the Maè creek, one of river Piave’s affluents, you reach a valley completely dominated by the magnificent Mount Pelmo. You are now in Val Zoldana, a valley that surrounds the Civetta territory almost as if to embrace it. INFORMATION
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