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Cortina d'Ampezzo

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Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Mountains
Cortina d'Ampezzo, commonly referred to as Cortina, is a town and comune in the heart of the southern (Dolomitic) Alps in the Veneto region of Northern Italy. Situated on the Boite river, in an alpine valley, it is a popular winter sport resort known for its skiing trails, scenery, accommodation, shops and après-ski scene, and for its jet set and aristocratic European crowd.In the Middle Ages Ampezzo fell under the jurisdiction of the Patriarchate of Aquileia and of the Holy Roman Empire. In 1420 it was conquered by the Republic of Venice. It then spent much of its history under Austrian rule, briefly undergoing some territorial changes under Napoleon, before being returned to Austria, who held it until 1918. From the nineteenth century, Ampezzo became a notable regional centre for crafts. The local handmade products were appreciated by early British and German holidaymakers as tourism emerged late nineteenth century. Among the specializations of the town were crafting wood for furniture, the production of tiled stoves and iron, copper and glass items. Today, the local economy thrives on tourism, particularly during the winter season, when the population of the town typically increases from about 7,000 to 40,000. The Basilica Minore dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo was built between 1769 and 1775 on the site of two former thirteenth and sixteenth-century churches; it is home to the parish and the deanery of Cortina d'Ampezzo. The town also contains the Rinaldo Zardini Palaeontology Museum, established in 1975, the Mario Rimoldi Modern Art Museum, and the Regole of Ampezzo Ethnographic Museum.
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Popular things to do in Cortina d'Ampezzo

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Water Body
Lago di Sorapiss
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Mountain
Cinque Torri
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Ski Area
Rifugio Lagazuoi
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Duration: 1 hour
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Ruin
Museo all'Aperto delle 5 Torri
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Cortina d'Ampezzo

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Mountain
Tre Cime di Lavaredo Auronzo di Cadore
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Biking Trail
Drau Cycle Route Province of South Tyrol
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Water Body
Lake Misurina Auronzo di Cadore
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Duration: 4 hours
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Ski Area
Val Gardena Selva di Val Gardena
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Cortina d'Ampezzo

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Outdoor Activity
Passo Falzarego
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Climbing Tour
Climbing Tours
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Duration: 5 hours
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Mountain
Tofane
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Duration: 2h 30 min
Valley
Val Travenanzes
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Duration: 4 hours

Nature in Cortina d'Ampezzo

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Geologic Formation
Parco Naturale delle Dolomiti d’Ampezzo
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Duration: 4 hours
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Mountain
Averau
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Mountain
Becco di Mezzodi
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Mountain
Monte Sass de Stria
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Duration: 4 hours

Trails in Cortina d'Ampezzo

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Hiking Trail
Cascate di Fanes
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Hiking Trail
Lastoi de Formin
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Biking Trail
Ciclabile Cortina - Cimabanche - Dobbiaco
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Hiking Trail
Giro del Nuvolau
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Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in Cortina d'Ampezzo

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Battlefield
Villaggio Edelweiss (Edelweiss Stellung)
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Religious Site
Chiesa di San Francesco in P.tta S.Francesco
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Cemetery
Sacrario Militare di Pocol
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Chiesa della Madonna della Difesa
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Duration: 30 minutes

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