On 26 june 2009 the dolomites were declared a unesco heritage site. The reason? their beauty and their landscape uniqueness. The peculiarity of the Dolomites is the composition of the rock of its mountains. It is, in fact, carbonate rock, formed 250 million years ago, very similar to that of current coral reefs. Due to its composition, this rock is light in color, here it where the name “Pale Mountains” come from.
Nine Dolomite groups are part of the world heritage.
Belluno is the most influential province in this sense, 5 of the 9 systems are in fact found here:
- Pelmo and Croda da Lago
- Pale di San Martino, Pale di San Lucano, Belluno Dolomites and Vette Feltrine
- Northern Dolomites
- Friulian and Oltre Piave Dolomites
Reihnold Messner said the Dolomites are the most beautiful mountains in the world and we agree with that!
The dolomites are a must if you are in the Veneto region; without any doubt they can satisfy the tastes of every tourist. From long walks to typical mountain dinners, this place remains in the heart of all who meet it.