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Stunning Landscapes of Dolomites – Italy

Posted December 5, 2012 by travel kiddo in Destinations

Kiddos, if you want to see the painting that God draw himself on great canvas, you can look at the stunning landscapes of Dolomites mountains in Italy.

alp dolomites italy landscapes

They originated on the sea bed millions of years ago, while today towers and spires of the Dolomites soar skywards in Italy’s northernmost province exceeding 3,000 metres (9,850 ft) elevation, for example the Drei Zinnen. They were named Dolomites after the geologist Déodat de Dolomieu and in 2009 their unique beauty was recognised by UNESCO which designated them a world natural heritage property. The inhabitants love their ‘pale mountains’ and not only since they became world famous. For the majestic rocks have strongly characterised the region and its people since time immemorial and have made South Tyrol what it is today: a region of contrasts. For this reason we entreat you not just to admire them, but also to explore them.

alp dolomites italy landscapes

Italy’s dramatic rocky rooftop, the Dolomites, offers some of the best mountain thrills in Europe. The cost for the comfort of reliably good weather is a drained-reservoir feeling. Lovers of other parts of the Alps may miss the lushness that comes with the unpredictable weather farther north. But the bold, light-gray cliffs and spires flecked with snow, above green meadows and beneath a blue sky, offer a powerful, unique, and memorable mountain experience. Here, the region’s Austrian history survives in a warm, blue-aproned, ruddy-faced, felt-hat-with-feathers way. There’s yogurt and yodeling for breakfast, and most locals are bilingual German-Italian speakers. Bolzano (“Bozen” in German) is the gateway to the Dolomites, and Castelrotto (a.k.a. “Kastelruth”) is a good home base for your exploration of Alpe di Siusi, Europe’s largest alpine meadow.

alp dolomites italy landscapes

alp dolomites italy landscapes

Sources: ricksteves.com, suedtirol.info

Image credits: zuhairah, Ilaria Battaini, Mauro Moroni

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