EntertainmentHotelInternationalTourismTouristTravel News

Travel diary in the grandiose mountains of the Dolomites

All in the north of Italy, in South Tyrol, high-altitude hotels, gourmet restaurants, magical lakes and brand new museums combine Germanic rigor and Italian dolce vita.

By Maud Vidal-Naquet (text) and Laurent Fabre for Le Figaro Magazine (photos).

One by one the rocky peaks light up in the sky. In the first light of day, the majestic walls of the Dolomites stand out above Alpe de Siusi. They gaze over the largest mountain pasture in Europe hidden under its blanket of snow dotted here and there with wooden chalets. This striking contrast of beauty between the rocky walls and the gentle mountain pastures has earned the Dolomites a World Heritage Site since 2009. At the end of the 18th centurye century, Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu gave its name to this massif located in the north of Italy. The French geologist discovered the peculiarity of this limestone rock: 200 million years ago, in the geological period of the Triassic, the Dolomites were a coral massif.

To access the unspoiled paradise of Alpe de Suisi, you have to show your white paw as traffic is limited. At the end of the winding road that rises in the pines above

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Back to top button