What to see in Cortina d'Ampezzo

What to see in Cortina d'Ampezzo

Located in the beautiful Dolomites mountains, Cortina d'Ampezzo is one of the most famous Alps resorts in northern Italy, offering a wide range of activities and beauties to discover.

Crowned Queen of the Dolomites, Cortina d'Ampezzo is especially magical in winter, particularly for ski lovers, and regenerating in the other months, making it an excellent year-round destination.

So, what can you see in Cortina d’Ampezzo?

5 must-see destinations in Cortina d'Ampezzo

1. Corso Italia: Cortina d’Ampezzo main street

Corso Italia is Cortina's main street, as well as the city heart of the Southern Dolomitic area

If you are a shopaholic, Corso Italia’s several small shops will suit your needs. Here, you can buy everything, from classy jewelry to technical sports equipment, along with designer clothes, souvenirs, Dolomites' local products, toys, and much more.

In addition, those who are curious about the history and traditions of this wonderful place will be happy to come across several cultural attractions such as the Basilica of Saints Philip and James, and the Ciasa de Ra Regoles (literally, “House of the Rules”, the new museum of contemporary and modern art).

2. Lake Sorapis: a jewel nestled among the Venetian Dolomites

You must undoubtedly add the beautiful Lake Sorapis to the list of the wonders surrounding Cortina d’Ampezzo.

A true natural treasure located in the Sorapiss group of the Dolomites, famous for its magnificent turquoise color that illuminates the area and creates a unique panorama. 

It requires a hike of medium difficulty to reach it, so it is not entirely recommended for those unfamiliar with mountain trekking.

Once you reach your destination, however, the view is truly special!

3. The Five Towers: for trekking lovers

One of the most beautiful hikes in the Dolomites is definitely the Five Towers, a true natural monument of five pinnacles.

The favorite destination for professional and amateur hikers alike, this tour boasts the most amazing landscapes with trails of any difficulty.

A well-tracked path allows backpackers to circle around the Five Towers, while giving the opportunity to visit the nearby open-air museum of the Great War and have lunch in a refuge, tasting typical products and recipes!

4. Misurina Lake: the Pearl of the Dolomites

Located in the town of Auronzo di Cadore, Lake Misurina is perfect to visit and spend half a day surrounded by nature, especially if you’re traveling with your family.

The lake places itself among some of the most beautiful Dolomite mountains, such as the Three Peaks of Lavaredo, Sorapiss, Cadini, and Cristallo. 

You can discover this area with a leisurely walk all around the lake, rounding off your day at one of the many venues with a lake view.

Cortina Adrenalin Center: fun for everyone

If you’re looking for some hours of fun and excitement with your family, Cortina Adrenalin Center is what you are looking for!

Just a few minutes walk from the historic center and completely surrounded by vegetation, the park has easy access and a beautiful view of the neighboring mountains.

Based on age and height, the park is divided into different courses and allows everyone some healthy fun in good company.

How to get to Cortina d’Ampezzo?

As we have seen, Cortina D'Ampezzo is a beautiful mountain destination in northern Italy, and now you are probably wondering how to get there for your next vacation. 

You will be glad to know that it is easily accessible by car or public transportation, and for more convenient and professional transit you can also choose a private chauffeur transfer service.

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