The Dolomites is a general name for a number of mountain ranges in northeast Italy. They are part of the Southern Limestone Alps and extend from the River Adige in the west to the Piave Valley in the east. In August 2009, the Dolomites were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. They are called the “Pale Mountains” because of the light appearance of the rock they’re named after: Carbonate rock dolomite. 

A number of long-distance footpaths travel throughout the Dolomites. They’re called alte vie or high paths and are numbered from 1 to 8. The trails take a week to walk. Favorite occupations in the Dolomites: Hang-gliding, hiking, cycling, skiing, and mountain climbing.

To get a feel for the Dolomites this is a fun Vlog.

FunFacts about The Dolomites (Source) (Source)

  • The Dolomites are part of the Italian Alps.
  • Dolomite is a form of limestone.
  • Dolomite coloring: “Once known as the Pale Mountains, they become fiery at sunrise and sunset, and ethereal purple during the dawn and dusk alpenglow.” (Source)
  • The Dolomites are home to the largest ski area in the world: Dolomites Superski.
  • The Calà del Sasso, in the Dolomites, is a path leading down from the village of Sasso di Asiago towards the town of Valstagna in Italy. It has 4444 steps, is 7 miles long, and is the longest staircase in the world that is open to the public.

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