The Top 21 Destinations for 2016

Italy | Dolomites
Published by Rob Report | By Bruce Wallin

#4: The Dolomites

“Though certainly not unknown, the Dolomites are often overlooked on Italian itineraries. How a region of such striking alpine beauty—especially one located just a couple hours’ drive from Venice—could escape notice is a question that may no longer need answering. Calling new attention to the area is the Messner Mountain Museum Corones, which opened in July atop the nearly 7,500-foot Kronplatz. The cantilevered creation by the architect Zaha Hadid is the last in a series of six museums in the Dolomites dedicated to mountaineering, for which the surrounding peaks are prime territory. Amateur adventurers can explore the jagged terrain on the three-night Hiking in Cortina land excursion that Silversea Cruises launched in May. Also last year, Butterfield & Robinson (butterfield.com) introduced new family-oriented Dolomites excursions, while InGamba debuted a bicycle touring program at Hotel La Perla in Bolzano. Keeping pace with demand, new hotels in the Dolomites include Rosapetra Spa Resort in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Adler Mountain Lodge in Alpe di Siusi, and Pine Lodge Dolomites in Selva Gardena.”

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