The "Regole d'Ampezzo"

The Regole d’Ampezzo is an ancient institution which continues to be a vital part of local life today.

Designed to regulate the relationship between man and nature, The Regole brings together the descendants of the original families of the Ampezzo valley to govern and protect the territory in accordance with a collective vision.
This system has enabled the conservation of the local natural heritage for centuries, and most of the land and forest of the Ampezzo Vally are still owned and managed by the Regole with the aim to preserve nature and traditions.

"Sestieri d'Ampezzo"

The Municipality of Cortina d'Ampezzo is divided into six areas, called Sestieri: Alverà, Azzon, Cadin, Chiave and Zuel. Each Sestiere has its own organisation, active in providing social and sports activities, especially for the little ones.

In July and August, week after week a different Sestiere organises its own festive weekend, with music, food, wine, beer and the typical dessert of the area. Trying all six desserts is well worth taking part in all the festivals!
In both summer and winter , the representatives of the Sestieri challenge each other in various sport events, stirring intense local passion.
Each Sestiere has at least one village church, the main ones being Santa Giuliana in Alverà, Sant’Andrea in Col, Madonna della Salute in Cadin, Sant’Antonio da Padova in Chiave and San Rocco in Zuel. These little, traditional churches are definitely worth a visit.