About 250 million years ago the territory where today the Dolomites was an extensive tropical ocean ,at the bottom of these seas accumulated sediments that with time solidified into rock. The clash of the European plate with the African brought out these spiers . The Dolomites extend southeast of the mountain range of the Alps suffivise between the provinces of Belluno Bolzano and Trento .
In 2009 it was declared by the UNESCO World Natural Heritage and are divided into 9 Dolomitici systems .
At sunset and at dawn in the Dolomites you can admire the spectacle of ENROSADIRA a natural phenomenon that paints a pale pink to fiery red the Dolomite peaks by dropping a ' atmonsfera magic on all Valleys
SYSTEM NUMBER 1
To the north and continuing east of Selva di Cadore is the System Number 1: Pelmo - Croda da Lago. This system covers an area of 4344 hectares, all in the region of Belluno.
There are many peaks that make up this system, the most famous surely Mount Pelmo also called "Caregon del Padre Eterno" the throne of God that by his (3168m) dominates the entire valley. In addition to the Monte Pelmo and Pelmetto (2990m) from the west are the Cernera group (2612 m) composed of Verdal (2418 m) and Piz del Corvo (2383 m), behind them lie the Lastoi dei Formin (2657 m) Croda da Lago (2701 m) Rocchette (2469 m).
Exactly between these three peaks and Cernera Group is the plateau of Mondeval de Sora where we have found the important Mesolithic burial of Mondeval Man. From Selva di Cadore you can admire the "Queen of the Dolomites' Marmolada inserted on the System Number 2 and going up to Mount Fertazza it enjoys one of the most unique landscapes of the Dolomites the view of the legendary North West Wall of the Civetta Mountain symbol of the System Number 3.