The Municipality of Cortina d'Ampezzo is made up of six areas, or villages - Sestieri - each representing their local community and particularly active in organising folkloristic events.
The six Sestieri are Alverà, Azzon, Cadin, Chiave, Cortina and Zuel.
In July and August, each Sestiere organises its own week of rural festivities with music and typical gastronomical specialities. Volunteers from the Sestieri work hard to make their Sestiere's festivities the best of all!
In both summer and winter the Sestieri challenge each other in various sport events, stirring intense local passion.
Each sestiere has its own ornate village church, the main ones being Santa Giuliana in Alverà, Sant’Andrea in Col, Madonna della Salute in Cadin di Sotto, Sant’Antonio da Padova in Chiave and San Rocco in Zuel di Sopra, well worth a visit.