News 02/09/2021

Absolutely Autumn in Cortina

Capture the enchanting views of the UNESCO Dolomites and all their autumn colours

News 27/08/2021

Four food events to explore the taste of Cortina's cuisine

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.

30/07/2021

Those days on K2: Cortina remembers the achievement by local climber Lino Lacedelli

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.

News 19/07/2021

Fabio Vettori and his little ants for Cortina, showing respect for the mountains

A campaign to raise awareness on the subject of refuse in the mountains aimed at adults and children by Fabio Vettori!

News 18/07/2021

Cortina’s chefs to bring a taste of Italy to the Tokyo Olympics

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.

News 15/06/2021

Mountain Lodges: the oldest, the highest, the remotest

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.

Alpine flavours 26/05/2021

Spinach Spätzle

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.

News 24/05/2021

Through rock and clouds: Cortina’s leg of the Giro d’Italia

Sacile-Cortina was supposed to be long, hard, the Giro’s mountain stage par excellence...

News 30/03/2021

2026 Winter Olympics: the official logo has been unveiled

Futura will be the official logo of the 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympics: the first in history chosen through an online popular vote, among 871,566 votes.

Alpine flavours 16/03/2021

Brazorà, the sweet focaccia of Cortina's tradition

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.

News 15/03/2021

Old-timers events in Cortina: a window on yesteryear

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.

Alpine flavours 10/03/2021

Ciariè, Cortina's caraway grappa

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!

Off the race track 22/02/2021

The long tradition of alpine skiing in Cortina

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.

Off the race track 17/02/2021

Building up to the events: news and improvements for the World Ski Championships and 2026 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.

Off the race track 15/02/2021

Cortina’s two and a half World Ski Championships

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.

Off the race track 12/02/2021

Night shifts on the slopes: the backstage work of the track crew

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.

Off the race track 11/02/2021

The Olympic story of piste-side mountain lodges

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.

Off the race track 10/02/2021

Kristian Ghedina and his silver-medal ravioli

Kristian Ghedina, Ghedo for friends and fans, is Cortina's local world champion, one of the best Italian downhillers of the 1990s and ambassador of the 2021 World Ski Championships.