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Guided hikes through dizzying peaks and alpine meadows, remote villages with one-of-a-kind cultures, World War I history, and regional wine, on a trip to Italy’s Pale Mountains.

Steep jagged peaks dropping to vivid-green alpine meadows scattered with wildflowers, spearmint-blue lakes fringed with firs, tiny remote villages with distinct cultures… the Dolomites shows you a completely different side to Italy. Our specialists have explored this UNESCO World Heritage Site to find the best things to do and places to stay. They’ll use their first-hand knowledge to plan your ideal Dolomites holiday.

Of course, with its striking scenery, the Dolomites is renowned for its hiking. You can head out with a guide who’ll lead you along trails in the popular Tre Cime di Lavaredo area, and along lesser-trodden routes. As you walk, they’ll tell you more about the area’s culture, geology, and history, including its role in World War I battles.

In Val Badia, you can visit small towns and villages alive with the unique Ladin culture, which has strong influences from nearby Austria. One of the best ways to acquaint yourself is through tasting traditional farm-fresh Ladin food, such as turtres (fried pastries stuffed with spinach or sauerkraut) and furtaies (a light, fluffy sweet pastry).

This region is also known for its wine, which you can sample as you follow the Sudtiroler Weinstrasse (South Tyrolean Wine Road) — one of the oldest wine routes in Italy.

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Places to visit in Dolomites

Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting Dolomites, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travellers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.

Suggested itinerary featuring Dolomites

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Dolomites, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Dolomites

Places & hotels on the map

    Places in and around Dolomites

    Accommodation choices for Dolomites

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Dolomites. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    Ideas for experiencing Dolomites

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Dolomites, and which use the best local guides.

    • Trekking loop around Cinque Torri
      View of Cinque Torri from path, Dolomites

      Trekking loop around Cinque Torri

      Trekking loop around Cinque Torri

      Visit the Cinque Torri (Five Towers) UNESCO World Heritage Site on a four-to-five-hour privately guided hike in the northern Dolomites. Along the way, you’ll pass remnants of World War I battles and hear about the history and geology of the area.

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