Breathtaking Dolomites in Photos


Breathtaking Dolomites in Photos

Of all natural landscapes, mountains remain to me one of the most awe-inspiring scenarios. I am wild about their majesty, the way they make me feel very small and, at the same time, the intense emotions that arise in me when in front of their astounding beauty.

Dolomites, The Odle

Along with Courmayeur, the Val Ferret and the stunning view on the Mont Blanc and the glaciers, the Dolomites are one of my favorite mountain resorts in Italy, a place where I can go again and again and every time feel the same enchantment.

I like them also because there I can go hiking alone, one of the best and most intimate experiences. In front of such a superb scenario, it’s not surprising that the UNESCO declared the breathtaking Dolomites a Natural Heritage Site in 2009.

Rifugio Firenze

I recently spent a long weekend close to Ortisei to celebrate my Birthday. I wanted to treat myself for the special occasion, and there was almost no better place I could think of, easily accessible from Milan and never disappointing.

Amazing Dolomites

I was keen to explore the Puez-Odle Natural Park, where I was hiking for the first time. During my stay, I was blessed with a perfect weather and fell in love with the peaceful green meadows and the superb views on the limestone rocks, getting orange and pink at dusk.

Dolomites, Bucholic Landscape

Amazing views, wonderful hikes and delicious food: how could I not fall in love with the breathtaking Dolomites?

The Dolomites are the perfect destination for every kind of mountain lovers. The area is home of some of the most beautiful and famous treks in the world – like the Alta Via 2 – and a paradise for rock climbing. However, it is also perfect for short (or longer) easy walks, suitable for everyone even without any specific training and willing to enjoy the marvelous views.

CanederliDolomites, Mountain Hut

The excellent typical food further adds to the pleasure of a stay in the Dolomites. Can you imagine a greater treat than stopping in one of the many lovely mountain huts for a drink and a bite – like the typical ‘Canaderli’, also known as ‘Knoedel’, in broth or seasoned with melted butter and grated cheese -, while enjoying the view on the green meadows and the rocks?

Dolomites, Cows

More reading and photos: A Visit to the Dolomites Mountains in Northern Italy


  • Steve
    Posted at 00:34h, 30 May Reply

    Love this region! You selected some pretty good pictures to show the beauty of the dolomites. Thx for sharing.

    • Simon
      Posted at 08:09h, 30 May Reply

      Thanks to you, Steve. I’m so glad you share my love for the Dolomites!

  • Andrew
    Posted at 14:06h, 04 April Reply

    It is neat that it looks so similar to the Alps I remember from crossing Switzerland even though I know it is a different part of the chain. Somehow expected it to be more “italian” looking.

  • Sara
    Posted at 19:07h, 28 February Reply

    Ahh the countryside.. There is nothing more relaxing than green grass, big mountains and fresh air. I wish I could be there 🙂

  • Randall St. Germain
    Posted at 02:39h, 18 January Reply

    As a hiker, I must say that I enjoy seeing photos of mountains, especially rocky peaks. The mountain photos remind me a little of the Canadian Rockies, but the valleys are far different. I especially like the one: “Above Rifugio Firenze.” So many places I need to go.

  • Clara
    Posted at 10:11h, 01 December Reply

    that’s beautiful pleace and picture
    and make me so fresh
    Thanks for your share

  • Claire
    Posted at 05:20h, 30 November Reply

    Oh the pictures are incredible! Definitely want to go hiking there!

  • Jim O'Donnell
    Posted at 22:48h, 28 November Reply

    Gorgeous. I hiked there in the mid-90s and havent made it back. Here was the inspiration to return!

  • Zablon Mukuba
    Posted at 07:54h, 24 November Reply

    Those are great pics of Dolomites

  • Stephanie - The Travel Chica
    Posted at 22:02h, 23 November Reply

    What a fun birthday celebration!

    • waitinginthedark
      Posted at 22:09h, 23 November Reply

      Indeed… yes! But I do love so much the place. And mountains always give me a sense of peace.

  • Kieu ~ GQ trippin
    Posted at 15:37h, 23 November Reply

    What are those furry balls of food? Looks yum!! Beautiful photos.. Another reason why we need to return to Italy. =)

    • waitinginthedark
      Posted at 20:56h, 23 November Reply

      Haha! The ‘funny balls’ are called Knoedel… They are a specialty of the area, as well as in Austria. They are made of bread and other ingredients which I don’t exactly know, and can be eaten with broth or with some special sauce.

  • Angela
    Posted at 08:35h, 23 November Reply

    Beautiful pictures, never been there, in the spring time or summer must be really wonderful.

    • waitinginthedark
      Posted at 20:54h, 23 November Reply

      The Dolomites are truly beautiful in every season. Definitely a must-see in Northern Italy!

  • Barbara Weibel
    Posted at 04:35h, 23 November Reply

    Gorgeous! I decided when I was last in Northern Italy that I needed to come back and see this atea some day.

    • waitinginthedark
      Posted at 20:54h, 23 November Reply

      It’s indeed a wonderful area. Next time you have the chance to come to Italy, you should definitely pay a visit. And I’d be glad to come with you!

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