A natural architecture
Discover the Dolomites
Looking at the landscape from Bolzano and its surroundings, the valleys are no longer narrow and the mountains don’t seem to be just as high. Instead of the sheer cliffs of the Dolomites Mountains, you come across wide high plateaus and great panoramic views. From the Salten, the most extensive larch meadow in Europe, or the Ritten, the cradle of relaxation, you can enjoy breathtaking views and enjoy the harmony of nature.
The characteristic rock of Dolomites consists of fossilized coral reefs formed during the Triassic Period (around 250 million years ago) by organisms and sedimentary matter at the bottom of the ancient tropical Tethys Ocean.
In 2009, the Dolomites were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Explore the Dolomites
Plan de Corones - Kronplatz
Beautiful village situated in the heart of the Val Pusteria-Pustertal, it is an attractive holiday location. In the Plan de Corones/Kronplatz Holiday Region, everybody can find that magical appeal, as well as experience those quiet places or going on a voyage of gentle discovery of surrounding landscape by strolling, hiking or cycling.
Alta Pusteria - Hochpustertal
This high valley in the Dolomites is characterized by a striking interplay of colors. The pale rock faces of the Dolomites contrast with the lush green Alpine pastures and forests, that can be discovered through hikes and cycle tours.
This Ladin valley of the Dolomites not only is among the most impressively beautiful mountains in South Tyrol steeped in legend, but offers also "Peaks of Gastronomy", a series of initiatives that combine the outdoors lifestyle with pleasures of good food.
A patchwork of cultivated lands and clear mountain lakes make this location a perfect destination in the west of South Tyrol.
Holiday Area Alpe di Siusi
365 Alpine pastures, huts and mountain farmsteads scattered over an area of 8,000 football pitches: the Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm is Europe’s largest alpine pasture, as well as a huge area of churches, castles and mystical places.
On the south Tyrol sunny side of the Dolomites, this holiday paradise features pristine nature and idyllic villages, located between Catinaccio/Rosengarten and Latemar.
The Dolomites, also known as the "Pale Mountains", consist of fossilized coral reefs formed during the Triassic Period (around 250 million years ago) by organisms and sedimentary matter at the bottom of the ancient tropical Tethys Ocean. The Alps arose as a result of the collision of the African and European tectonic plates, forcing the rocks at the point of impact to soar skyward. The western part of the Tethys Ocean which formerly divided these two continents disappeared.
The Dolomites Mountains stand proud and distinct from the other limestone Alps and offer a lot of wonderful villages and parks.