Properties for sale in the Alps and Dolomites
In every season the mountain and its landscape always offer suggestive views and psycho-physical benefits. The fresh air, the quiet and silent atmosphere, the feeling of simplicity and naturalness contribute to creating a climate that is absolutely suitable for a great holiday. Italy, crossed in the north by the Alps and Prealps and in the center and in the south by the Apennines, presents many and varied offers of mountain resorts.The Dolomites are great natural terraces boasting the most amazing views of the surrounding landscape with its peaks and natural parks, and were listed in 2009 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.The name “Dolomites” is derived from the famous French mineralogist Déodat de Dolomieu who was the first to describe the mineral dolomite, a type of carbonate rock which is responsible for the characteristic shapes and colour of these mountains.Situated in an alpine valley in the heart of the Dolomites, Cortina d’Ampezzo is certainly the most famous and exclusive destination of the Dolomites, today a favourite resort for winter sport lovers. Home to the winter Olympics in 1959, Cortina hosts international competitions and offers a busy schedule of cultural events and happenings throughout the year.