A UNESCO World Natural Heritage site, the Dolomite mountains are one of the most unique and breathtakingly beautiful alpine regions in the world. Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, home of the 1956 Winter Olympics, is uniquely located at the base of these majestic mountains and is known as one of the best ski resort in the Alps. It is a mix of modern day adventure, fashion and Italian lifestyle, sure to please even the most discerning traveler.
While the center of town is nestled in an old Italian village with plenty of charm, there have been many modern upgrades to the accommodations, including Grand Hotel Savoia. Featuring contemporary mountain design and an exquisite spa, you can spend your days exploring the great outdoors literally surrounding you and return to the hotel for some much needed rest and relaxation.
Cortina is the ultimate destination for families or groups with varying skiing ability. Offering a variety of slopes, and even more slope-side dining options, don’t miss an opportunity to embrace the local fare with dinner atop the mountain in a local refugio, and burn off the cheese and grappa with a late-night ski (illuminated by snowmobile) back down to the village.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to explore the Dolomites in Italy, add it to your bucket list – you will not be disappointed. For more information on booking your summer or winter holiday contact Lindsey Woodcock, Lindsey@jetsetworldtravel.com.