The Dolomites occupy the northernmost part of Veneto, surrounded by Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Trentino-Alto Adige and Austria, and continue along the eastern border towards the south. The most popular and trendiest tourist site in the Venetian mountains is Cortina d'Ampezzo. Located less than 30 miles from the Austrian border, it is the ideal place for ski enthusiastsy. There are several places to visit in this alpine area. From Cadore to Sappada and Agordo to Asiago, you can discover small town and villages which still preserve their ancient traditions, where traditional recipes and even the art of wood sculpting have been handed down for centuries. You can ski through some of the villages, like Arabba, or simply go for a stroll in the forests.
The Dolomites are the largest group of mountains in Venice.© Arseniy Rogov / 123RF
The mountains of the Venetian region are vast.© GRAPHICOBSESSION
Every year, millions of tourists head for the mountains of Venice to take advantage of numerous ski resorts.© GRAPHICOBSESSION
The mountains of Venice attract tourists in search of peace and quiet during the summer.© Eva Bocek / 123RF
The Dolomites have always been a popular destination for the best climbers.© Anna Jedynak / 123RF