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Cortina d’ Ampezzo

Cortina d’ AmpezzoMilan, Italy

  • Published Tuesday, December 18, 2012
  • Updated on Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy’s premier mountain resort, is exclusively positioned in the breathtaking UNESCO World Natural Heritage Dolomites, one of the most beautiful and unique alpine regions in the world. A ‘Best of the Alps’ resort and a symbol of style, fashion and the Italian way of life, Cortina is the perfect destination for those who seek a truly special holiday experience where natural beauty, culture, tradition, art, food and wine fuse together in pure joie de vivre.
The spectacular scenery and full range of alpine sports and outdoor activities offered by this bustling mountain town, host to world-cups and international championships, attract nature lovers and sports enthusiasts during all seasons.
Winter offers scenic ski slopes, perfectly groomed cross-country tracks, thrilling off-piste for freeriders and some of the most beautiful itineraries in the alps for ski mountaineers (randonnè) and snowshoe enthusiasts, all set in the magnificent Dolomite mountains. As well as hosting international events such as the Women’s World Cup, Tour de Ski races, European Snowboardcross and Winter Polo, Cortina boasts famous runs that have made international ski history, such as the Olympia in the Tofane.

The resort is part of Dolomiti Superski, the largest ski carousel in the world, which unites 12 ski areas with a single skipass that gives access to 450 lifts and 1200km of slopes. First rate skiing, a lively après-ski scene and a great choice of events and entertainment, confirms Cortina’s positions as a world-class winter destination.

Cortina d'Ampezzo lies in a natural amphitheatre, encircled by the Pomagagnon and leads to the most beautiful group of mountains of the eastern Dolomites: the Antelao, the Sorapiss, the Croda da Lago, the Croda Rossa, the Tofane and theCristallo. Cortina d'Ampezzo is known as the "Pearl of the Dolomites" because of this breathtaking setting.
It is the chosen destination of the International jet set, with endless facilities for tourists, from summer excursions to the 110 kilometers of slopes perfect for winter ski season. Numerous films have been shot here, for example, "For Your Eyes Only", "Cliffhanger". Distance from Venice airport is about 2 hours drive.

Dates of Season: December to April, in all the villages
*weather dependent

CORTINA - HOW TO GET THERE:
 
The village has nearly 7,000 inhabitants and it is located at 1224m. a.s.l. Some of the surrounding peaks are higher than 3000m: Tofàna 3243m, Cristallo 3218m, Sorapìs 3205m. Geographically it is included in the Belluno province and it is 72 km. from the town of Belluno. It is located between Veneto and Trentino Alto Adige regions, the border between the two regions is at Cimabanche Pass (1530m.) 13 km. from Cortina.
How far is Cortina:
162 km from Venice
432 km from Milan
692 km from Rome
165 km from Innsbruck
1.320 km from Calais
44 km from the austrian border
72 km from A27-Belluno motorway
87 km from A22-Bressanone motorway

HOW TO GET THERE:
 
BY PLANE International Airport Milan Linate - distance km 220Average travel time (by car): 3 hours and 30 minutes
International Airport Milan Malpensa - distance km 220 Average travel time (by car): 3 hours and 30 minutes
International Airport "V. Catullo", Verona Villafranca - distance km 150 Average travel time (by car): 3 hours
International Airport Bergamo Orio al Serio - distance km 160 Average travel time (by car): 3 hours
International Airport Brescia Montichiari - distance km 130 Average travel time (by car): 2 hours and 30 minutes
International Airport "Marco Polo", Venice - distance km 250 Average travel time (by car): 3 hours and 30 minutes

BY TRAIN
Railway station: Trento - distance km 73 Average travel time (by car): 1 hour and 30 minutes
Railway station: Brescia - distance km 130 Average travel time (by car): 2 hours and 30 minutes

BY CAR
A4 Milan-Venice exit Brescia East - distance km 130 Average travel time (by car): 2 hours and 30 minutes
A22 Modena-Brennero: exit Rovereto South - distance km 92 Average travel time (by car): 1 hour and 40 minutes
A22 Modena-Brennero: exit Trento South - distance km 73 Average travel time (by car): 1 hour and 30 minutes
A22 Modena-Brennero: exit S. Michele all'Adige - distance km 78 Average travel time (by car): 1 hour


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