DOLOMITES, WORLD HERITAGE SITE
Dolomites are today part of Word Heritage Sites, bringing to 44 the number of World Heritage Sites in Italy, which is a world record.
Dolomites take their name from the french naturalist Déodat de Dolomieu (1750-1801) who studied the unique kind of rock predominant in the area.
Dolomites (also known as Pale Mountains) are an alpine section of the italian Eastern Alps. About 70% of these mountains are in the province of Belluno, the rest are distributed across the provinces of Bolzano, Trento, Vicenza, Udine and Pordenone.
The landscape, pointy and uneven in elevation, which once was a barrier Reef, was shaped by geologic events across hundreds of millions of years, and it never stopped.
In fact the mountains are still raising in height.
The Ampezzo dolomites are formed by the following mountain groups: the Tofane Group, the Nuvolau Group, the Cristallo Group and the Sorapiss Group.
LAGHI E PASSI
A visit to the high altitude lakes is an occasion to walk in healthy places, go through bushy pine forests, and see pasturland, torrents and streams. Landscapes are breathtaking and change frequently.
Misurina Lake is the largest natural lake in Cadore and it’s 1.754 mt a.s.l.
Peculiar climatic conditions in the area make the air perfect for people suffering respiratory distress. Next to the lake you can find the only italian centre for the cure of childhood asthma.
From there, taking the road to the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, you can find Antorno Lake.
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Cimabanche Pass is an alpin pass at 1.529 mt a.s.l. located between Croda Rossa and Cristallo mountains. It connects Cortina d’Ampezzo to Dobbiaco.
Going soouth from the pass you can find two small lakes: White Lake to the east and Black Lake to the west.
Falzarego Pass is an alpin pass that connects High Agordino to to Cortina d’Ampezzo, which is a famous location of the Tour of Italy.