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What to See, Best Places to Sleep, Where to Eat and to Have Fun in CORTINA?
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WHAT TO SEE in CORTINA d'AMPEZZO?
5 THINGS TO SEE in CORTINA d'AMPEZZO
Corso Italia & Historic Center
The shopping streets, also known as "the tanks". Here you will find jewellers, designer boutiques, restaurants but also sports shops, local handicraft shops, typical products and souvenir shops. Then there are the art galleries. Don't miss the Museums of Cortina, among the most important:
R. Zardini Paleontological Museum: here you will find the richest collection of fossils in the Dolomites. Particularly suitable for families with children
Mario Rimoldi Museum of Modern Art: this museum is located in the Ciasa de ra Regoles (in the Ladin language)
Ethnological Museum of the Regole d'Ampezzo: in this museum there are historical artifacts of the place
Great War Museum Area: these are museums that are all located within a few kilometers, focusing on the First World War (Lagazuoi, Sasso di Stria Museum, Forte Tre Sassi Museum and Museum of the 5 towers)
Helmut Ullrich Astronomical Observatory: here you will find many activities suitable for aspiring astronomers
One of the alpine lakes we love. The turquoise color and majestic rock faces give this place an indescribable charm. It can be reached by following path 215 which starts from Passo Tre Croci. If you can, avoid the weekends and the peak season to enjoy its beauty to the fullest!
Cinque Torri & Scoiattoli Refuge
To admire the Cinque Torri you have to go up to the Scoiattoli refuge from the road that leads to the Falzarego Pass. An excursion suitable for everyone that offers beautiful landscapes.
Tre Cime di Lavaredo & Lake Misurina
Even if they are not part of the municipality of Cortina, you cannot miss the Tre Cime di Lavaredo. You can reach Lake Misurina and then drive up to the Auronzo refuge (more than 2000 meters) along the toll road and continue on foot along a path suitable for everyone until you find yourself in front of one of the Dolomite scenarios that we love so much .
The pass that connects Cortina to Selva di Cadore is one of the most legendary passes of the Giro d'Italia and is very scenic. The panorama from the top of the pass leaves you speechless: the Three Peaks, the Marmolada, the Sella Group, the Nuvolau and other Dolomite peaks are right in front of you.
Visiting this city at its best depends essentially on how long you have to fully enjoy it. Here is a solution based on the number of days available to you:
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WHERE TO SLEEP in CORTINA d'AMPEZZO?
10 BEST GAY FRIENDLY HOTELS in CORTINA d'AMPEZZO
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WHERE TO EAT in CORTINA d'AMPEZZO?
5 BEST RESTAURANTS in CORTINA d'AMPEZZO Quality / Price
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3 BEST GAY PLACES, BARS & CLUBS in CORTINA d'AMPEZZO
Discoteca Belvedere Cortina d'Ampezzo (Disco Club)
Alexander il Gusto Antico (Wine Bar)
Blu Club Cortina (Disco Club)
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Another very scenic excursion is that of the Fanes Waterfalls. You can choose between an equipped route (with steel ropes) which takes you right to the waterfalls or a simpler path, both starting from the Ponte Felizon car park.
Why not also take a trip to the Olympic Ice Stadium? The 1956 Winter Olympics were held here. And in 2026 the Winter Olympics will return to Milan-Cortina.
Taste the Cazunzei, the typical ravioli of the Dolomites. Those of beetroot are the specialty par excellence of Cortina d'Ampezzo and you can find them in all the shelters of the Ampezzo valley.
WINTER ACTIVITIES - Cortina is the ideal destination for snow sports enthusiasts. Among the various activities: Skiing and snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ski mountaineering and freeride, fat biking and snow kiting, skating and curling and husky sleddog
SUMMER ACTIVITIES - Even in summer this destination is no exception. Beautiful walks and hikes, mountain biking, road cycling, climbing, via ferrata and much more.
For all other information, events and suggestions, we invite you to take a look at the official website of the Dolomites - Cortina, by clicking on this link.
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