Cortina is located in the Ampezzo Valley, a part of Dolomite National Park, where you can still see eagles, groundhogs, steinbocks and roedeer. These silent valleys are dominated by tall peaks and crossed by steep torrents. There are many mountain refuges that be reached on a relaxing stroll and many nature trails and gymnasiums for those who love rock climbing.
Exclusive Cortina d’Ampezzo hosts Hotel Europa, a historic 4-star hotel near the pedestrian mall and the Faloria cableway, making it the ideal place for a luxurious stay in the heart of the Dolomites.
Hotel Europa is just a few minutes from the elegant shopping streets of Cortina, with their famous antique shops, art galleries and boutiques; it's also convenient to the main museums, the bus station, the ski lifts and sports stores.
Cortina is known as the “Queen of the Dolomites” for the city's rich culture and worldliness; it is lively and always in step with fashion, the site of many sports events and the preferred hangout of the international jet set. With the opening of the PalaInfiniti and the Alexander Girardi Hall Conference Center, Cortina has become an important center for concerts, musical reviews, conventions and conferences, which are attended by important people from all over the world. This is another aspect that enhances the cosmopolitan character of this refined and exclusive resort town.
Cortina is surrounded by the Dolomites, a group of mountains that are among the most beautiful in the world and sure to enthrall any traveler. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Dolomites are a set of splendid peaks that rise over 2,000 meters, with paths and trails that are ideal for hiking and mountain biking. In the summer, they offer an enchanting series of meadows, woods and lakes that, in the winter, are turned into endless, magical ski trails served by the facilities of the Dolomite Superski district with kilometers of safe, thrilling and meticulously cared for ski runs that host the prestigious races of the World Cup.
Coming from the south, you can reach Cortina d'Ampezzo on the A27 Venezia-Belluno tollway, exiting at the d'Alemagna State Highway, SS51. It takes about 2 hours from Venice. From the north, take the A22 Brennero tollway, exit at Bressanone and take the State Highway towards Dobbiaco. Cortina is about 1 hour from Bressanone.
The closest train station is in Calalzo di Cadore - 35 km away – on the Venezia Santa Lucia-Calalzo di Cadore line. There is regular bus service to Cortina that is synchronized with the train schedule.
The closest airports are:
· Treviso, 127 km
· Venice, 162 km
· Verona, 260 km
· Innsbruck (Austria), 156 km
The Venice and Treviso airports have connections to the nearest train stations, which have bus lines to Cortina.
Cortina can also be reached in 35 minutes on 5-6 seat helicopters that leave from the airport of Venice.