Mountains in Italy - which ones are worth visiting?

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The mountains in Italy are very eagerly visited by tourists every year. This is a perfect place for keen skiers and enthusiasts of alpine landscapes. The destination is as popular as island resorts or historic Rome. What places are worth visiting here? What are the characteristics of the mountains in Italy?

Mountains in Italy

It is worth noting that two famous mountain ranges are located in this region - the Apennines and the Alps. The highest peaks are Mont Blanck de Courmayeur with a height of 4,748 m above sea level and Piramide Vincent - 4,215 m above sea level. The first peak is the border area between Italy, Switzerland and France. The second one is located in the Pennine Alps. Let's not forget that there are plenty of mountain ranges in Italy. It is the mountains that constitute a significant area of the country.

Are the Dolomites the Alps?

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This question often causes sleepless nights, not only for skiers. Where are the Italian Dolomites? The Dolomites are a mountain range located in the north-eastern part of Italy, belonging to the Eastern Alps.

In 2009, it was not without reason that the Dolomites were included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Anyone who has visited these regions at least once knows that they delight with huge vertical rock walls, jagged peaks and beautiful valleys. The mountains in Italy, including the Dolomites, are a paradise for both hikers and skiers, who often choose Italian campsites in the mountains as their accommodation base.

Mountains in Italy – eagerly visited tourist resorts

People planning a trip to these areas should familiarize themselves with the most popular tourist resorts that enjoy great recognition. Thanks to this, we will choose a location in the Apennines and Alps that will provide us with white madness and beautiful landscapes. In addition, you can count on high-quality service in resorts and unforgettable experiences during trips along specially prepared routes. In this case, we can distinguish:

  • Val di Sole – on the map you can find Val di Sole , which is located between Lake Garda and South Tyrol. The area offers very good skiing conditions, which can be enjoyed from November to March. This is an interesting option for intermediate skiers who will choose a route that will meet their expectations. In addition, four snow parks and several interesting routes for cross-country skiers are an advantage.
  • Livigno – is a very popular resort, where in the season we can find a lot of passionate skiers from our country. The resort is located on the Italian-Swiss border and has numerous ski lifts, restaurants and hotels. Athletes will successfully use 115 kilometers of ski slopes.
  • Val di Fiemme - this resort has been breaking popularity records among lovers of mountain climates for years. 100 km of ski slopes are worth attention. The slopes of Bellamonte-Alpe, which are the border of the nature reserve, are also impressive. The existence of this region contributed to the inclusion of the Dolomites on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Attractions of the Italian Alps

The Italian Alps offer many attractions that allow for active recreation all year round. In this place, it is worth seeing the already mentioned Dolomites, which delight with their rock formations. They are based on a unique composition, and at the end of the day the majestic peaks take on the color of the setting sun. This is a unique natural spectacle called "enrosadira". We also cannot miss Passo dello Stevio, a legendary cycling route and the best car road in the world. It is located in a national park and is stunning. The pass is not just an ordinary communication route, but is the highest passable pass in the Eastern Alps and an extremely spectacular road in all of Europe.

Car enthusiasts certainly know Turin. The country's largest car factory is located here. The city is also treated as a synonym for the word baroque. For many years, it has been attracting musicians, painters and artists from all over the world. It is also an important place for believers. You can visit the Chapel of the Holy Shroud, where the Shroud of Turin is kept (Jesus was supposed to be wrapped in it after his death). Interestingly, Turin is the birthplace of the popular Lavazza coffee.

The mountains in Italy are a place to relax for lovers of active relaxation, as well as for anyone who appreciates extraordinary views. This region is dominated by two mountain chains, the Alps and the Apennines. Tourists eagerly choose the most popular resorts that allow them to have fun in winter. It's definitely a place worth exploring.

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