Cortina d'Ampezzo - Entrance to the Dolomites
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Our first hotel and some of the views from the many windows of our corner room
Cortina is a ski resort in Italy (home of the 1956 Winter Olympics), near the border of Austria.
The town is great, but its main attraction towers around: the massive summits of the Dolomites.
Above, Hotel Europa, our second hotel in Cortina
Below, Views from our balcony
The village, boasts a thousand-year old remarkable historical background.
Cortina is also known as the "Regina delle Dolomiti" - Queen of the Dolomites -
since it is in the heart of the wonderful Dolomites.
Above, the eighteenth-century parish church (Chiesa parrocchiale)
A whole book has been written about the campanile (belltower),
which took many attempts to get right.
It's the most notable landmark in the town centre.
Above and below - memories of Cortina