Rugged outcrops over snow smothered rocks frame the sleek slopes of Cortina; with its unique atmosphere, glamorous glitz and stylish ski slopes, this Italian ski resort is a winter wonderland that allures millions with its freezing frivolity. Surrounded by a jaw-dropping border of limestone spires and tainted cliffs, Cortina combines natural splendour with the old world charm of the village. Additionally, those seeking après-ski antics will be satisfied with the vibrant selection of bars and restaurants that line the streets, offering warming beverages and scenic views.
The snowy slopes of Cortina are irrefutably the resorts primary allure due to their plethora of off slope diversions and magnificent mountainous setting; soar up the sides of the dazzling Dolomite Mountains on the speedy ski lift before beginning a daring descent through the wooded valleys and icy inclines.
Sunsets are a magical experience in Cortina due to the ethereal pink hue the mountains emit when the sun begins its descent; a perfect activity to accompany with a sweet shot of liqueur in a wooden cabin.
Corso Italia is the quaint and quintessential heart of Cortina’s historical village; an air of Italian authenticity exudes from the cobbled streets and picturesque church. The bespoke boutiques and designer clothes stores maintain the resort’s fashionable appeal, and people watching is an interesting activity from one of the chic coffee shops that line the main streets.
The tantalising treats of Cortina’s Tivoli Restaurant have earned the eatery an esteemed Michelin star and rave reviews from locals and tourists alike. Despite its fine dining status, the restaurant still employs a relaxed approach to dining and boasts an intimate and inviting atmosphere. Signature dishes include exquisitely delicate foie gras ravioli with poached turnips and lobster sauce smothered black rice.(Lacadel 34, Cortina d’Ampezzo)