If you want to discover one of the best Italian winter destinations, Cortina d’Ampezzo is just the perfect choice!

Beautifully nestled in the Dolomites, Cortina is a small village where you ca enjoy the best time you would ever imagine.

Very popular among celebrities, Cortina is considered the most exclusive destination in the area.

As part of the protected Dolomites National park, since 2009 the area is under the UNESCO Heritage.

Let’s discover it!

Cortina offers a lot: it is not only a destination for skiers but also for tourists who enjoy other winter sports and activities and are curious about a singular culture.

If you love skiing, the Ski Area offers 85km runs included in the Dolomiti Superski, the biggest ski resort of the world!

You can find areas for all levels skiers, from beginners to experts, and enjoy some of the best panoramic runs in Italy.

But skiing is not the only thing you can do!

In winter here are plenty of amazing activities such as snowboarding, snow rackets walks, alpine skiing and, if you want to experience a real adrenaline rush, there are gorgeous black runs you can’t miss!

The elegant town is full of great artisanal shops, art galleries, bars and restaurants.

Visit the Basilica dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo, built in the 18th century, the Modern Art Museum Mario Rimoldi in the Casa delle Regole and the Museo Paleontologico e Etnologico with the biggest collection of fossils from the Dolomites.

If you love cinema, walking through the town you will recognise many film sets: did you know that more than 100 movies were shooted in Cortina?

And, last but not least, enjoy the tasty local food!

There are many traditional dishes to try: perfect for the winter climate, simple but very filling and definitely delicious!

One of the most typical dish is called Chenedi, bread balls filled with speck, cheese, lard and spinach and served with molten butter and hot broth.

Enjoy the Casunziei, hand made ravioli filled with beetroot or potatoes, and the Pastin, a kind of meatloaf made with coarsely ground salami and grilled.

Already in love with Cortina?

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