Ascend to Italy’s adventure playground, a veritable wonderland for outdoor enthusiasts. But don’t worry about having to sleep in a tent – the Dolomites is not only home to some of the world’s most beautiful mountain vistas but also some good luxury hotels. This is the great outdoors but with a little added glamour and a few Michelin stars thrown in for good measure. Whether you are here for some of Europe’s most powdery snow, a world-class spa break or just to indulge in a little après-ski fun, this fascinating region – with its blend of Italian and Austrian influences – will deliver the goods.

Explore Dolomites

There is no one perfect airport for arrival to the Dolomites, depending on your destination the best option may be Venice, Milan, Bologna, Verona or even nearby Innsbruck in neighbouring Austria. Renting a car – or better yet a chauffeured car – is the best way for getting around this mountainous area.

Climate & seasons

There are two prime times to hit the Dolomites. Winter, that’s December to April when the snow conditions are at their best. Or Summer, that’s late June to early September when it's pleasantly warm and great for hiking, climbing and biking. We do not recommend a trip in the shoulder months.

Where to go

Cortina d’Ampezzo is the self-proclaimed “Queen of the Dolomites”, this renowned cobblestone town has been attracting outdoor enthusiasts (and celebrities) for well over a century. There is a ski resort around the town and a good range of high-end accommodation. Val Gardena and Kronplatz are two fine ski centres. Livigno is a great option for those after snowparks but isn’t too hot on luxury accommodation.

What to do

Ski, snowboard, hike, climb, bike or ignore all those outdoor pursuits and just enjoy the Alpine cuisine and relax in the spa. Whether you are coming to get a fix of adrenaline or to unwind in a wellness centre, the Dolomites have something for everything. And all around, at all times, that jaw-dropping view of the mountains.

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