Mountain Majesty in Northern Italy
The Dolomites leave you spellbound. The immense mountains. The way the light creates a magical effect across the landscape. The sweeping flower-filled pastures, never-ending views from gondola rides and Cortina’s old-world charm. The simple comfort of a rifugio trailside hut, where hearty spaghetti al ragù and steaming polenta fuel your hike. The decadence of a sommelier-led wine tasting and an exquisite Michelin-starred dinner. Isn’t it the perfect time to be spellbound in the Dolomites?
Hidden valleys, fairy-tale villages and awe-inspiring mountains in a multicultural mosaic
Ride chairlifts, then hike past grassy meadows, pine forests, alpenrose and mountain huts
Michelin-starred cuisine in Cortina d’Ampezzo
Dramatic views of the Cinque Torri, a collection of towering stone pinnacles
Shop for authentic Tyrolean specialties, such as jams, cheeses and flavored grappa
Day 1 Hidden valleys, fairy-tale villages and awe-inspiring mountains in a multicultural mosaic Accompanied by views of the Sciliar massif, picnic at a 13th-century Gothic castle Stride through the hills above the picturesque village of Fiè allo Sciliar If you’re up for some climbing, hike to heavenly Laghetto di Fiè, where you can savor a cappuccino or gelato by the lake.
Day 2 Ride chairlifts, then hike through an alpine plateau with dramatic massifs and colorful wildflowers carpeting the grassy meadows In an amphitheater of soaring limestone peaks, we gather at a mountain rifugio for a home-cooked lunch of canederli, speck, polenta and other local favorites Taste regional vintages in our hotel’s wine cellar.
Days 3-4 A sommelier-led wine tasting in San Cassiano Explore dazzling Puez-Odle Natural Park, one of the most pristine areas of the Dolomites, keeping an eye out for chamois, mountain pheasants, eagles and marmots Our friend Heidi shares insight into the distinct language, culture and customs of the Ladin people.
Days 5-6 Spectacular views of the Cinque Torri, a collection of towering stone pinnacles Climb to Rifugio Scoiattoli for staggering vistas en route to an impressive World War I open-air museum Cortina d’Ampezzo, a sophisticated—and distinctly Italian—ski village set beneath a battlement of stunning mountain peaks, invites a stroll Hike lush alpine meadows on the flanks of Cortina’s steep limestone peaks and perhaps savor a cappuccino at a rifugio A Michelin-starred dinner at Ristorante Tivoli is the ideal way to say arrivederci to the Dolomites.LESS