"A highlight of the Alps" Top 5 Page for this destination Dolomiti by lotharlerch

Dolomiti Travel Guide: 46 reviews and 143 photos

Worlds best architecture

What is the best architecture in the world? the famous architect Le Corbusier was asked and he answered "the Dolomites". It is indeed difficult to object.

The name Dolomites (Dolomiti in Italian, Dolomiten in German) is very new. Throughout all the ages they were called "Monti Pallidi" ("Bleiche Berge" or "Bleak Mountains") according to the colour they show in the middle of the day, in the morning and especially in the evening they show an incredible firework of colours, called "enrösadüra" in Ladin, the archaic local language, still spoken in all valleys around the Sella in the northwestern Dolomites, while from North the German and from the South the Italian language has reached many of the easier accessible areas under the last thousand years. The geographical names almost everywhere still show who have everywhere been the first here.

Mountains for all leisure needs

Almost all what you might wish to find in the mountains - you find it here. Great easy panoramic roads, many of them open all the year round, provide the access to hikes through easy and gentle territory with incredible views all around, this territory allows under winter excellent skiing well comparable to other top regions of the Alps. The rocks themselves offer innumerable climbing routes in all degrees of difficulty. You can even choose between extremely popular and overrun areas and only 30 km from them areas where you can be sure not to meet anybody during a whole day even under the infamous "Ferragosto", the top of the Italian tourist season.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:one of the most impressive parts of the Alps
  • Cons:quite a fraction of the Dolomites is overcrowded
  • In a nutshell:A great experience for everybody loving mountains
  • Last visit to Dolomiti: Dec 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Apr 22, 2006 at 4:10 PM

    What a great natural scenery & excellent pics ! Nature is always the very best architect !

  • icunme's Profile Photo
    Apr 21, 2006 at 3:30 PM

    Really beautiful photos here - will return again. Ciao, Carol

  • diana23's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2005 at 6:42 AM

    Great Dolomiti page!!! I've been there in the summer!!

  • mignonne's Profile Photo
    Sep 17, 2005 at 8:08 AM

    What an impressive page with beautiful photos.I imagine it to be a breath-taking site!! Happy travels!

  • Anjutka's Profile Photo
    Jun 3, 2005 at 1:25 PM

    I have been here!!!!!:)))))

  • b1bob's Profile Photo
    May 8, 2005 at 9:56 PM

    Nice photography!

  • Manara's Profile Photo
    Jan 3, 2005 at 9:32 AM

    Thank you for posting these beautiful pictures! I am a lover of the Alps too.

  • sandysmith's Profile Photo
    Oct 25, 2004 at 1:03 PM

    wonderful page - please finish the text!

  • Big-Damian's Profile Photo
    Apr 23, 2004 at 4:08 PM

    I Spent most of the winter in Cortina this year snowboarding. I just love the breath taking views. I spend most of the time on top of the slope looking down and enjoying the view. Great page.

  • g72's Profile Photo
    Feb 24, 2004 at 9:39 AM

    Good, very very good. Very nice pics Lothar I am happy that you like my side of the Alps range.Now i ' m going to browse into you site.See again



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