domenica 3 luglio 2016

DOLOMITES: A WORLD HERITAGE SITE

Dolomites are an Italian mountain chain that covers the provinces of Belluno, Bolzano, Trento, Udine and Pordenone in north-east of Italy.

This name comes from Deodat de Dolomieu, a French geologist who discovered the rock's composition in 1791. 
The highest peak is the Marmolada with its 3342 metres.

The highest peak, Marmolada.















The most important cities in the tourism field are Cortina d'Ampezzo, Rocca Pietore, Ortisei, Arabba Selva di Val Gardena and Corvara di Badia and there are a lot of attactions for tourists.
Dolomites born "officially" in the east part of Trento, where we can find places like San martino di Castrozza, Pedrazzo, Cavalese and villages as Moena and Canazei that are surrounded by the peaks of the Sella, Sassolungo and Marmolada.

THE GEOGRAPHY
The area of Dolomites covers the territory from Val Sugana to Val Pusteria and from the valley of the Adige to the valley of Piave.
Dolomites are very different from the rest of the Alpes, beacause they're characterized by large valleys that are covered by woods and fields whence the mountains rise.
The famous shape is owed to the erosive action of the meteorological agents during the centuries and the remains form the typical "ghiaioni".

The "ghiaioni".



















THE PROTECTION
Dolomites are defended by a large number of natural parks and they have been included in the World Heritage list by UNESCO since 2009.




WHAT TO DO
Dolomites are famous for the variety of things to do. In summer, you can walk along the many kilometres of paths.
For example, you can take one of the following paths:

  • "Rifugio Scarpa": itinerary for all, it allows people to reach the Rifugio Scarpa in Malga Losch, where you can reach the top of the Agner. Most of this path is forestal, but the end is grassy.
  • "Lagazuoi galleries": this itinerary takes you into the galleries where the Firts World War took place, You can also get to the Rifugio Lagazuoi by chairlift. Safety helmet and torch are obligatory.
  • "Monte Civetta": there are three approaches to this giant of Dolomites. One of this paths is provided with all the facilities to make easier the walk.
  • "Ring of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo": this path is very easy and it allows you to see incredible landscapes.
  • "Marmolada Punta Rocca": the Punta Rocca is the second highest height of Marmolada and it is very known thanks to the chairlift that reaches there from the Malga Ciapela. Here you can ski during the whole year.
In addition to these activities, you can ski too. Here, we have the Dolomiti Superski, a very famous and important skiing district, well known all over the world that improves the economy of places like Cortina d'Ampezzo and Madonna di Campiglio. There are 1220 km of runaways with 460 skilift that are avalaible with just one all-inclusive ticket.





I hope you liked this articles, and in future days, I'll post the English versione of the article about Pavia (here in French).

Matteo.

Ps. all photos belong to the owners.



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