Nature in the Dolomites
Great natural diversity, incredible views of majestic mountain ranges with peaks over 3,000 meters high, and an ongoing effort to maintain the ecosystem unchanged: these were three of the factors that led to UNESCO’s inclusion of the Dolomites on its list of World Natural Heritage Sites. The Dolomites are “... one of the most beautiful, powerful and astonishing gifts from our planet," wrote Dino Buzzati. One cannot help but agree when observing the Dolomites’ majestic and superb forms, rugged peaks, pinnacles, gullies, and slopes that lead to highland pastures and lush pine forests – not to mention the phenomenon of enrosadira, when the summits are awash in luminous reddish hues that bewitch spectators at sunset and at dusk with an extraordinary show of light and color.
The Col Alto Hotel in Corvara is located in the middle of this World Heritage Site. It is paradise for those who enjoy relaxing hikes or bike rides, the most challenging of climbing routes, and a variety of other sports and activities including horseback riding, paragliding, golf – and of course all the fun activities that take place on the white blanket of snow that covers the landscape in winter.