Cortina, the queen of winter sports

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Departure from Venice, we will travel the wonderful path that crosses the Dolomites, recognized to be a part of UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2009. Finally, we will get to Cortina, the gem of the Dolomites.

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Winter, the ideal setting for the Queen of the Dolomites

There are some days in winter when whitened mountains, the Dolomite ones, appear to be touching the lagoon. Apart from those (almost unreal) effects captured by some good photographer, Venice is not as distant as it seems to be from these extraordinary mountains, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and from their queen, Cortina d’Ampezzo.

Lying in a basin nestled between monumental rocky spires, in summer and in winter Cortina offers everything a tourist, or rather, a traveller, may be seeking.

During this period, it embodies the undisputable paradise for lovers of snow sports and especially of Alpine skiing, a discipline which has entered this valley’s DNA ever since the 1956 Winter Olympics.

The 2026 Olympics in Cortina d’Ampezzo

Within its territory, which will be hosting prestigious new Olympic Games in the near future (2026), there are six skiing areas nowadays, with 36 cableways and 86 slopes, for a total of 120 kilometres, equipped even for the case of natural snow absence.

In January, the Ski World Cup lands in Cortina d’Ampezzo

Alpine skiing is flanked by snowboarding, a very popular speciality amongst younger people, which will have its international stage during the World Cup event on 29 January.

Not only, in winter one may furthermore choose between fairy-tale trails laid out for cross-country skiing; excursions among the woods on snowshoes; relaxing specialities such as skating and curling, both practiced at the historic Olympic Ice Stadium.

Opportunities for the more adventurous are also not missing: in this case, the choices may be adrenaline-pumping descents in fresh snow (ski mountaineering) or a snow-kite driven by the wind, or even a fat bike, a special snow bicycle.

In any case, enjoyment is guaranteed.

How to reach Cortina d’Ampezzo

The Dolomites are well served by the road network which is growing more and more every year and which does not present traffic difficulties even in winter.

Reaching Cortina d’Ampezzo, whether you come from Venice or from other locations, is therefore very simple with your own means. But from Venice, for those arriving by plane or train, it is possible to rely on companies that carry out transfers to these destinations.

We would like to point out two companies in particular

  • the first is the public transport company ATVO which will transport you to your destination in just over two hours with a convenient daily bus service. Here the link for timetables and prices.
  • For those who prefer a private transfer instead we recommend the International Limousine Service company with which you will visit the most exclusive peaks, full of charm and tradition, able to satisfy your most demanding requests in terms of luxury, well-being and relaxation.

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Suggested duration To reach Cortina d’Ampezzo it takes a little over 2 hours
Price The prices to get to Cortina d’Ampezzo vary according to the service chosen the links to evaluate the services we offer are connected to the link at the bottom of the article

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Durata suggerita To reach Cortina d’Ampezzo it takes a little over 2 hours
Servizi: I servizi che vi proponiamo sono eseguiti da aziende private e pubbliche con le quali abbiamo solo un rapporto di collaborazione

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Where is it

Cortina d’Ampezzo is in the province of Belluno and is 72 km from the capital. It is located between the regions of Veneto and Trentino Alto Adige, whose border is at the Cimabanche pass. Cortina is: 162 km from Venice – 72 km from the A27-Belluno motorway exit – 87 km from the A22-Bressanone motorway exit
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