A borderland since time immemorial, Cortina embodies the flavours of Italy and Tyrol: in the Ampezzo area, you will find many routes taking you to malghe mountain huts, rural tourism venues and high altitude mountain lodges at which you can taste genuine alpine cuisine, with a warm welcome and zero-food-mile products.
The Queen of the Dolomites offers numerous itineraries varying in difficulty and length, punctuated by clearings with grazing cattle, donkeys and horses, and cosy venues for refreshments. You can relax amidst traditional aromas and the sunlight on the summery terraces that are a feature of many mountain lodges. On the coldest days, it is well worth enjoying the traditional dishes inside, revelling in the warmth of the old-style majolica wood-burning stoves.
Don’t miss the classic casunziei, half-moon-shaped pasta envelopes with a beetroot filling and sprinkled with poppy seeds, canederli, and many other local specialities.