Nestled in the southern Alps of Northern Italy, Cortina d’Ampezzo welcomes adventurous visitors year-round. While it’s best known as a swanky ski destination with 140 ski runs, Cortina d’Ampezzo is just as appealing for summer sports enthusiasts. Full of historic churches, castles and forts, the city also plays host to a variety of cultural events.
Things to do in Cortina d'Ampezzo
Cortina d’Ampezzo is a popular ski destination where you can rub elbows with jet-setting celebrities and aristocrats. While it’s certainly geared toward experienced skiers, there are plenty of slopes that are tailored to beginners as well.
During warmer months, the town changes completely. The nearby mountains are a quiet place to explore, allowing visitors to hike, bicycle or simply go on an excursion that truly immerses you in nature.
The Museo all'Aperto della Grande Guerra is the largest open-air museum about World War I. In addition to learning about the war through its remnants, such as trenches and caves, you’ll have stunning views of the Dolomites, specifically the Five Towers.
Take the 10-minute cable car ride up the mountain for stunning views of the surrounding area. In summer, consider making the moderately strenuous hike back down to see the diverse landscape up close.
Getting around Cortina d'Ampezzo
Venice is the nearest city, which is just under four hours away by train and bus. Trains and buses also run between Cortina and Innsbruck, Austria, with the trip taking close to five hours. The town also has its own bus service, offering regular connections to surrounding villages and ski lifts.