CiaoCortina, tips about Cortina d'Ampezzo
Your tourist guide to discover Cortina d'Ampezzo and its surroundings.
CiaoCortina is website that wants to become a small tourist guide to discover Cortina d'Ampezzo. Here you'll find sincere and "written with the heart" advices about what to do and to see in Cortina and its surroundings, as well as some ideas about where to eat or where to go to have fun and other useful informations.
We believe that living in the "Pearl of the Dolomites", as Cortina is often called, is a privilege that is granted to us thanks to those who come to visit it. We therefore take this opportunity to thank all the tourists who allow this country to live.
All the tips you'll find on this site are written from the heart...
All the advices, considerations and articles you'll find on this site are sincere, disinterested and "written from the heart". This is not a tourist promotion and advertisements website:
everything you'll read, every idea about what to see or where to go, is sincere and without ulterior motives.
These are the same suggestions that we could give to a friend of ours who, coming to visit Cortina, would ask us for an advice. Our interest is not to advertise (in fact no recommendation has been paid), but only to share with you what we love about Cortina.
If you think there is anything we should add or correct, please contact us...
The nature of the website is to share with you our knowledge and the thigs that we love to do, and this is the reason because we surely forgot to write about something,
probably because we didn't think at all about some topics. If you think there's something we should add, we would appreciate if you would contact us.
We also encourage you to write us to report any errors, give us any advice or just give us your feedback.
To conclude the introduction we just wanted to tell you that, often, we'll write in plural. This is because CiaoCortina was born from the idea and the work of two twin brothers.
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Why should you visit Cortina d'Ampezzo? First of all because the name Queen of the Dolomites has not been given without a reason. Cortina is a wonderful place, that stands in an environment that is unique in the world: a wide valley, surrounded by some of the most beautiful and characteristic mountains of the Dolomites.
...the panorama that will appear in front of you is unique in the world...
Coming for the first time in Cortina will leave you breathless, the panorama that will appear in front of you is unique in the world, so much so that the Dolomites have been considered an UNESCO World Heritage Site. These characteristic have made Cortina d'Ampezzo a very attractive place for all types of tourists, from those who love the mountains, who would prefer to come in the less crowded periods, to those who prefer to wander in the crowded streets of the center, doing some shopping, or eating in one of the restaurants or any other luxury refuges present in Cortina.
...we tried to consider all types of tourism...
Writing the articles for this little tourist guide to Cortina we tried to consider all the types of tourism: from the one oriented to lonely experience the nature, to the one interested in good life with more social opportunity. There will be some big missing things, epecially about the "super luxury", because it's not something that represent us, but we still have tried to give you all our best advice on what to do and what to see in Cortina, to let you understand both the double face of the Queen of the Dolomites: touristic and naturalistic. The articles have been divided according to category, let's see them together:
- What to do in Cortina: let's see how to spend your time in Cortina, whether it's in winter, summer, or when it rains. We'll try to give you some hints about things to do in Cortina and the surrounding towns.
- Where to go in Cortina: in this section we'll try to suggest you the most beautiful destinations for a walk, a trip, a bike ride, a day on the slopes, a meal, or to party.
- Informations about Cortina: the section with the most informative articles, for example where to park or what to expect in Cortina in the different months of the year.
Writing this "tourist guide" on Cortina d'Ampezzo was also an opportunity to put ourselves at stake and to deepen those things that, living here, we take a bit for granted. One example above all is the museum of the Regole d'Ampezzo, which I hadn't seen since my school days, but which turned out to be very interesting indeed.
The last piece of advice I would like to give you is to read the article on the seasonality of Cortina d'Ampezzo, as it explains very well the reality of
tis vacation resort, where you go from total peace to complete confusion from one day to the other, several times a year: this is causing in the residents and habitué a sort of seasonal "schizophrenia", with
those who love and those who hate certain periods of the year compared to others.
Finally, you must consider that a place like Cortina could be described as boring and limiting by many, but I think that anyone who knows how to appreciate the little things in life will disagree.
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