Für die echten Bergliebhaber ist der Sommer in Cortina der Himmel auf Erden.
Der Naturpark der Ampezzaner Dolomiten
ist das ganze Jahr über geöffnet und kann auch in Begleitung der Bergführer, der "Guide Alpine", besichtigt werden.
Lassen Sie doch einfach Ihr Auto stehen und steigen Sie auf ein Fahrrad um, Radfahren bereitet allen größte Freude.
Mit einem Fahrrad können Sie die schönsten Winkel Cortinas auf eine völlig andere, spannende Art und Weise entdecken.
Ob es sich um eine Vorliebe für Naturnähe oder um den Reiz des Downhillfahrens handelt, das Fahrrad wird Ihnen Dank eines aktuellen und einzigartigen Konzepts, das Bike Resort, ein neues Gefühl von Freiheit vermitteln.
Cortina d'Ampezzo kann eine Vielzahl von Pfaden und Wegen vorweisen. Einige davon wurden entsprechend abgeändert und sind nun hervorragende und sichere Mountainbike-Strecken. Andere, neue Strecken wurden unter Berücksichtigung der natürlichen Konturen des Gebiets verwirklicht. Für ein einzigartiges, unvergessliches Raderlebnis.
: Es erwarten Sie:
400 KM WANDERWEGE
Es erwartet Sie ein Skiparadies der Extraklasse. Mit dem Skipass im Großraum Dolomiten Superski stehen Ihnen alle Lifte zur Verfügung.
Entdecken Sie unberührte Landschaften beim Schneeschuwandern oder bei Skitouren.
Province of Belluno
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The Province of Belluno (Provincia di Belluno) is a province in the Veneto region of Italy. Its capital is the city of Belluno.
The province of Belluno is rather wide, and almost entirely occupied by mountain areas. It encompasses the natural and historical regions of Cadore, Feltrino, Alpago, Val di Zoldo, Agordino, Comelico and Ampezzano. The eastern part of the province features the Dolomites, including the famous Tofane, Marmolada and Cime di Lavaredo. The province is rich in water, with the presence of the wide Piave River, with its affluents Boite and Cordevole.
The southern part is called Valbelluna, the widest and most populous valley of the province, which is bordered by the Venetian Prealps. The National Park of Belluno Dolomites is located in the province.
The province of Belluno's climate is among the most severe climates in the Alps. It is mostly influenced by the continentally, provided by the Dolomites and it is very similar to the eastern Tyrol's climate, or even more severe in the Prealps of the southern side.
The province may be divided in the following climatic zones:
* The lowest valleys, at approximately 700 metres (2,300 ft), that usually have an almost mild climate, at the boundary line between the Oceanic climate Cfb and the humid continental climate Dfb: the coldest month’s average is usually between 0 and -3°C. The summers are hot but not as hot as the valleys of the rivers Po and Adige. The hottest month’s average temperature is between 18 and 21°C. This area, as most of the oriental Alps, is very wet. Belluno’s precipitation average is above 1300 mm per year, snow is usual during all the winter months, and may occur even in March or November. Some years the winter may be milder due to the humidity, with averages around the freezing point, and big snowfalls with frequent snowbound. Main cities in this area: Belluno, Feltre, Seren del Grappa.
* The midland’s valleys, between 700 m and 1500 m (or until 1300 meters in the Prealps area), which have a typical humid continental climate Dfb. This climate is more severe in the extreme northern or southwestern regions of the province, while the central region (near Arabba or Cortina d’Ampezzo) is usually milder. Winter’s average temperature is between -7°C and -5°C in the North and Southwest during January, and between -5°C and -3°C around the central region. The coldest town, Santo Stefano di Cadore, at an elevation of only 900 meters, has temperature averages in January between -7°C and -6°C. Other towns of relatively low elevations have really low averages, which would be found only above 1700 meters in other Italians provinces, as well as in any French or western Swiss provinces. The snow season depends on the altitude. Between 700 and 1200 meters, from early November until the middle of March, between 1200 and 1500 (or 1600 in Arabba), from late October until late April. The summer is usually wet and mild, but hotter than areas at the same altitude in the occidental valleys. In the lower lands (around 900 meters) temperature average around 16°C or 17°C. In higher lands (around 1400 meters) average around 14°C. Rain is usual from March until November. Some towns and villages with this climate: Santo Stefano di Cadore (severe), Cortina d'Ampezzo (mild – sometimes Cfb), Arabba (mild if considered the altitude), Auronzo di Cadore (severe), Danta di Cadore, Sappada.
* The valleys around 1500 to 1900 meters, with cold continental climate Dfc. It is the wettest climate of the province. Some areas on the southern side of the province may receive more than 2000mm of precipitation per year, especially near the lakes, which can’t make the climate mild in this region, as in other alpine regions. Winters are very cold and snowy, with temperature averages between -9°C and -5°C. The snow season usually starts in late September and lasts until late May. Snows are not frequents, but can occur even during the summer, in early September or late August. The summer is rainy, sometimes foggy, and cool. Temperatures average in July between 10°C and 12°C. This area has a very few numbers of sunny days per year, and the average sunshine hours per day is also quite low, around 1 hour or less in January and around 4 or 5 hours in June and July. Due to the severity of the climate, only a few villages are found in this area, usually fractions of other towns. One of the most inhabited places in this area is Misurina, a village near the lake with the same name.
* The high lands, above 1900 meters, with mountain’s tundra climate ET. There are no inhabited places in this area. All the months have temperature averages below 10°C. Above 2000 meters the precipitation rate starts to decrease. The higher places are drier, and sunnier. The winter temperature averages in the mountain areas vary according to the altitude, and are always milder than the valley’s temperatures at the same quote. In January, the average temperature in mountains areas are around -3°C at 1500m (while they can reach -6°C in valleys), -6°C at 2000 m, -8°C at 2500 m and -10°C at 3000 meters. Summers are cold above 2000 meters. The average temperature in July is around 12°C at 1500 m, 8°C at 2000 m, 6°C at 2500 and 3°C at 3000 meters. In Belluno province, the perpetual frost climate EF is not found, because the highest point, the Marmolada, at a few more than 3200 meters, has summer’s average temperature of approximately 20°C.
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The most ancient archeological finding in the province is that of Lagole di Calalzo, in Cadore, belonging to a c. 5th century BC sanctuary dedicated to a health god of Paleoveneti. A greater site, a necropolis, has been excavated in the comune of Mel. Findings from these sites are now housed in the Museums of Pieve di Cadore and Mel.
Until recently, the province's economy was based on poor mountain agriculture, now less important, with the exception of the cultivation of beans in the Lamon highlands. Today, Belluno has one of the most important industrial sectors of northern Italy, the production of eyeglasses (Luxottica has its headquarters in Agordo, for example). Also important are the manufacturing sectors of home appliances (Zanussi and others) and bathroom fixtures (Ceramica Dolomite, IdealStandard).
One of the most important factors of the Bellunese economy is tourism. Cortina d'Ampezzo, Alleghe, Arabba, Sappada, and other locations are renowned in Italy and abroad.
In the province, language minorities are present, which are now recognized by law:
* a Ladin minority is present in the three communes of Colle Santa Lucia-Col, Livinallongo del Col di Lana-Fodom and Cortina d'Ampezzo-Anpezo.
* a German-speaking minority in the commune of Sappada-Plodn, Farra d'Alpago and Tambre.
There are 69 comuni (singular: comune) in the province. As of June 30, 2005, the main comuni by population are:
Ponte nelle Alpi 8,180
Santa Giustina 6,517
Cortina d'Ampezzo 6,216
Pieve di Cadore 4,017
The Region of Veneto!
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Veneto (pronounced [ˈvɛːneto], Latin Venetia, Venetian Vèneto), is one of the 20 regions of Italy. Its population is about 4.8 million. Having been for a long period in history a land of mass emigration, Veneto is today one of the greatest immigrant-receiving regions in the country, with 454,453 foreigners (9.30% of the regional population) in 2008, the most recent of which are Romanian and Moroccan.
The Veneto had been for a millennium an independent state, known as the Venetian Republic, and the region was annexed to Italy in 1866 after brief Austrian and French rule. Its capital was, and still is Venice, which for a long period ruled one of the vastest and richest maritime republics and trade empires in the world. Due to this recent annexation to the rest of Italy, a significant number of Venetians consider themselves to have a unique identity which they refuse to subsume within the notion of "Italian", and the regional government has gone so far as to officially define its inhabitants as "a people". This opened the way to a notable nationalist movement and to the election of a "Venetian nationalist", Luca Zaia (Liga Veneta–Lega Nord), as president of the Region.
Once the heartland of the Venetian Republic, Veneto is today among the wealthiest, most developed and industrialised regions of Italy. Having one of the country's richest historical, natural, artistic, cultural, musical and culinary heritages, it is also the most visited region of Italy, with about 60 million tourists every year (2007). Besides Italian, most inhabitants also speak Venetian.