Cortina d'Ampezzo is also called the pearl of the Dolomites for its location in a green valley surrounded by mountains of unrivaled beauty, such as Crystal, Tofane.
Is a famous destination for both summer and winter tourism, and frequented by wealthy people thanks to its numerous luxury hotels. Besides Italian, Ladin language is spoken, and it is customary to circulate through the city wearing traditional clothing also.
To the natural beauties, the cinema has often used the area as a film set. This is the typical case of Cliffhanger, starring Sylvester Stallone film American del1993: Although the story of this film takes place in the Rocky Mountains, the ideal setting was detected in Cortina (more precisely, between the slopes of Lagazuoi by virtue of the spectacle and the magnificence of mountain ranges).
Summer tourism has a range of activities, perhaps even more extensive than during the winter. Cortina d'Ampezzo, in fact, is not only famous for its ski slopes, but also for being one of the most sought after by all fans of hiking in Europe.
The Ampezzo valley, as well as the surrounding verdant valleys and towering peaks that enclose them, offer summer travelers a huge number of trips of any length and difficulty, from easy walks in the middle of the woods, climbing on the rock up to hundreds of meters above the ground, and excursions to be made on foot or by bicycle.
Winter tourism has a wide range of slopes for ski and snow board, placed in the context of the Dolomite Superski which represents the most extensive snow-skiing in the world.
Here were held the Winter Olympics of 1956.
The kitchen is partly similar to the Tyrolean cuisine also reflects the strong links with Austria, so many dishes still bring the original German names. All are popular traditional dishes, usually poor, but rich in flavor and tradition.
Among the first dishes the most famous is certainly the chenedi (variant of the Ampezzo Tyrolean dumplings), balls stuffed with breadcrumbs, smoked ham, spinach, bacon or cheese and served in hot broth or melted butter.
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