Super Alpine


South Tyrol, Italy

Panormanic view of mountains on the Falzarego Pass
Cable car on the Falzarego Pass
Dolomites of the Falzarego Pass
The village of Bruneck
Church in the village of Maranza
Dürrensee lake in the Dolomites
Cortina d'Ampezzo
Lake Misurini
Sella pass
Porsche on the Sella pass

The Dolomites are a mountain range in the northern Italian Alps with 18 peaks above 3000 metres in elevation. Although a small area, they feature some beautiful landscapes with sheer cliffs and a high density of narrow and deep valleys. The name Dolomites comes from the carbonate rock dolomite, named after the 18th-century French mineralogist Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu, who was the first to describe the mineral

Cortina d'Ampezzo is the most famous resort of the area which is also known for its many chapels. The northern area of the Dolomites is less vertiginous with grassy pastures and valleys.

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