Capture the enchanting views of the UNESCO Dolomites and all their autumn colours
Cortina celebrates this time of the year with four events dedicated to food and to discovering the best the town and its surroundings have to offer, from locally-grown ingredients to the creations of skilled chefs.
Born in Cortina d’Ampezzo, a member of the historic Scoiattoli (Squirrels) group, Lacedelli was the first to reach the summit of Karakorum 2, together with Achille Compagnoni. Sixty-seven years have passed since that remarkable achievement, an expression of man’s deep-rooted passion for the mountain.
A campaign to raise awareness on the subject of refuse in the mountains aimed at adults and children by Fabio Vettori!
Graziano Prest and Fabio Pompanin will be the official chefs of Casa Italia, the hospitality house for Italy's Olympic team and partners, bringing a taste of Cortina’s food scene to the Olympic World.
Cortina has more than 30 rifugi, with a variety and quality that few destinations can compete with. Mountain lodges are a tourist attraction for their traditional cooking, cosy atmosphere and enchanting views on the Dolomites. Moreover, a night at a mountain lodge is a very authentic Alpine experience and allows guests to wake up at the starting point of the next hike or via ferrata.
These small gnocchi made of egg dough come in many different flavours and with a variety of sauces. Cortina's most popular spätzle are made with spinach, which gives them a green colour that matches the woods of the Dolomites.
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Brazorà literally means “to hug” in the local ladin language. This soft, sweet focaccia bread was given such a name because of its wreath shape and because of the occasion when it was prepared.
Mountain roads unwinding from one valley to the next, a backdrop of stunning landscapes and the classic charm exuded by the town are among the reasons why Cortina d’Ampezzo regularly hosts old-timers’ events.
Another recipe of Cortina’s tradition: caraway grappa, widely used in German and South Tyrolean cuisine, also as a digestif. A recipe to download, try and to enjoy!
Cortina d’Ampezzo is one of the original Alpine destinations, part of a small group of pioneer towns where mountain tourism begun. These are the places where winter and summer mountain sports developed and which hosted the early editions of some events that have now become world famous, including the Winter Olympics.
The excitement for the World Ski Championships is palpable in Cortina: it was since the preparation for the 1956 Olympics that the town did not live such an intense phase of joint public and private investment and renovations, involving different sectors and infrastructure: accommodation, roads, electricity lines, high-speed fiber, ski lifts and slopes.
From the second edition ever to 2021, Cortina is one of the few destinations in the World with such a strong and lasting bond with the history of skiing. Including the cursed Championships of 1941.
As the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are taking place in Cortina, over 450 people are working to prepare the tracks, with 20 snow groomers and 25 quads, in order to provide the athletes with the best possible racing conditions.
In the early decades of Alpine tourism, visitors were drawn to the mountain by a deep, almost mystical longing for discovery, exploration and epic sports. While times have changed – and so have tourists – those early days have left a heritage that is still very tangible in the Dolomites: mountain lodges.