Choosing a holiday in the Dolomites mountains means spending a happy, relaxing period on the most spectacular mountains in all of Europe.
And it’s not for nothing. The Dolomites are the diamond point of the Alps, the place where the mountains meet the Po Valley and the Adriatic Sea. Mountains that are bursting with bright personality and an immense sense of peace and wellbeing.
From the Belluno Dolomites to the Ampezzo Dolomites, from the Agordo Dolomites to the Val Gardena Dolomites, and without forgetting the Eggental Dolomites, the landscape of the Dolomites is unrivalled.
Also famous are the Dolomites’ skiing zones, resorts that offer state-of-the-art facilities, thanks to which it will always be a pleasure to spend a ski holiday on the Dolomites. A holiday on the Dolomites allows you to enjoy magic landscapes both on foot and by bike, using cableways, or going around the famous mountain passes by car, admiring the Dolomites Valleys.
Even the choice of accommodation allows you to spend a family holiday in the Dolomites in a calm way. In fact, it’s possible to choose between the Dolomites apartments or the numerous Dolomites B&Bs, or even 3 or 4 star Dolomites hotels, so there’s a vast array of Dolomites hotels that are perfect for spending a fun and relaxing Dolomites holiday.
But, other than being famous all over the world for its natural wonders, a holiday in the Dolomites also allows you to reach places that are both rich in history and cultural interest, for example in Trento. It’s one of Italy’s hidden gems, a very beautiful city that offers the chance to visit the majestic castles in the surrounding area.
In just a few hours you can also reach Venice, the wonderful city of canals, gondolas, and marvelous buildings, a place that certainly doesn’t need its own introduction.
Another place of great interest in the vicinity of the Dolomites is the amazing Verona, the city of love, a monumental and spectacular city with beautiful piazzas, churches, and buildings, also famous for the presence of its large Roman amphitheatre.
The famous Garda Dolomites allow you to admire Lake Garda, Italy’s largest lake that is located just at the foot of the Dolomites, famous for its beauty and exceptional views, for its various famous costal locations, and for its gorgeous and well-equipped beaches. Embark upon the traditional boat ride to see its rare beauty.
As well as forming the eastern mountain range of the Alps, the Dolomites are included in Unesco’s World Heritage List, an important recognition of its 141,903 hectares, three regions (Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige), and some five provinces (Udine, Pordenone, Belluno, Trento, and Bolzano) that offer 18 mountaintops overlooking over 3000 meters of altitude.
The Italian Dolomites rouse strong emotions
To better define the beauty of the Italian Dolomites it’s necessary to borrow Le Corbusier’s definition, one of the most famous architects of the 20th century who calls Italy’s Dolomites “the most beautiful architectural work in the world”.
The Dolomites’ natural wonder sees important mountain groups like the ones formed between Latemar and the Catinaccio Dolomites, between Trentino and Alto Adige, the mountain ranges of the Brenta Dolomites, from the Pala Group to the Sexten Dolomites, without then forgetting the group composed of Lago, Croda, and Pelmo, the imposing range of the Marmolada, and then finally the eastern part consisting of the Friuli Dolomites.
The Tre Cime di Lavaredo Dolomites are undoubtably the most famous group of the Sexten Dolomites, which are universally considered to be one of the natural wonders, other than being very famous and well-renowned in the world of mountaineering. Accessible by the Sextental, the Toblach (Dobbiaco), Auronzo di Cadore and Lake Misurina, they are home to some of the most beautiful sights the Alps has to offer.
When admiring the Dolomites - that owe their name to Déodat (o Dieudonné) de Dolomieu, the famous French geologist who discovered the properties of its rock, the dolomite - it’s almost incredible to think that everything you can see today was once a sea bed.
In fact, over 250 million years ago the Dolomites were submerged by the sea, a panorama of algae, coral, and shells. Approximately 70 million years ago they emerged from these depths, becoming the wonder that everyone admires today, as well as representing a magnificent, geological, and fossil-rich treasure dating back to the Mesozoic Era.
Italy’s Dolomites therefore offer a magnificent panorama of pinnacles and towers, soaring peaks, Karst systems, glaciers, rock walls, elements that were all shaped by the force of atmospheric agents.
The Dolomites in Summer with children is a perfect choice
The Trentino-Alto Adige Dolomites, the very mountains that form this precious treasure, is the perfect place to spend magnificent and carefree holidays. The numerous Dolomites Hotels allow you to benefit from a wide range of choices.
Moreover, going to the Dolomites with your dog is no problem. The Dolomites family holiday is therefore an ideal tourist destination, also thanks to the numerous possible ways to spend your time by relaxing on walks by foot, or even by bike or on horseback.
This is also obvious by the presence of various Dolomites B&Bs, much like the 3 and 4 star Dolomites hotels that guarantee a wide array of choice, also helped by the option of packages with breakfast or half board.
Thanks to an extended choice of accommodation, and considering the high quality of services and offered comfort, more and more families are choosing to spend their holidays in one of the many amazing Dolomites resorts.
During both the winter season as well as the summer months, you can easily find many lodgings that are perfect for the requirements of families with children.
Varied entertainment, organizers, and baby-sitting services will make your children happy and provide all parents the opportunity to spend their holiday on the Dolomites in a relaxed and comfortable way.
Obviously going to the Dolomites at summer with children offers the possibility to admire its blooming, fascinating nature, a magnificent opportunity to discover as a family the many secrets spread out along the Dolomites.
Legendary places that offer fantastic excursions both for the little ones and adults, courses along enchanting thematic pathways suitable for the whole family.