Experience area Dolomites
The Ladin valleys form the heart of the Dolomites in South Tyrol with some side valleys of Alta Pusteria and Valle Isarco. Since the summer of 2009, the Dolomites have been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The area of the Dolomites includes, in addition to some areas outside the province of Bolzano, the Three Peaks, Fanes-Sennes-Braies, Puez-Geisler, Schlern-Rosengarten, the Latemar massif and the Bletterbach natural monument as part of the World Heritage. In summer, the Dolomite valleys are an El Dorado for outdoor sports enthusiasts, for hikers, climbers, cyclists and in winter for skiers, cross-country skiers and snowshoe hikers. At the same time, the Dolomites are a pleasure region, with countless huts and alpine pastures where gastronomy is a top priority, and a high density of star restaurants in the villages. A jewel of the Ladin valleys is their language; the Rhaeto-Romanic language has been preserved in the Val Gardena with the main towns Ortisei, S. Cristina and Selva Gardena and in the Abbey Valley with the towns Colfosco, Corvara, Abtei, Wengen and S. Vigil and is still spoken today. The Dolomites stand for leisure and sport, numerous events entertain locals and guests, no matter whether Ski World Cup in Val Gardena or Alta Badia, cycling events such as Maratona dles Dolomites or Hero Dolomites, whether music event or gastronomic highlight.