No, I'm not talking about ice cream but more of what covers the Dolomites and the beautiful city of Cortina d'Ampezzo. The city located in the heart of these mountains is famous for its winter sports and scenery that has enchanted people the world over.
This town is famous because it was the first place where they held the Winter Olympics after WWII in 1956. Also, it has been the setting of movies like the Pink Panther, the first one where they steal the diamond; and the Bond movie For Your Eyes Only, where Bond is chased down the mountains by guys in motorcycles.
The main town is 100% Italian as the high season features the best of Roman and Milanese high society who flood the streets wearing their fur coats and the best of their winter fashions. The streets are lined with designers shops, restaurants and antique stores.
It is said that the best pat of your day in Cortina is when the sun sets and the peaks of the Dolomites that surround the town are bathed in shades of pink, yellow and orange. Long gone are the glamorous days when Audrey Hepburn vacationed here, but still today royals and socialites alike are seen dancing at the discos or having a glass of champagne at the Hotel de la Poste.
I leave you with the song from the Pink Panther. Notice the setting and the fashionable outfits the ladies are wearing... Gotta love it!
Have a great day!
thank you for writing this. my mum is going to be going on honeymoon in the dolomites so i may show her this xxReplyDelete
Even though my mindset is now firmly geared towards Spring, this could tempt me to enjoy a little bit more Winter. It looks fab! xoReplyDelete
Thank you so much for sharing! This is such a beautiful town and I've been wanting to visit Italy :)ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness! What a perfect little Italian town!!! Now I want to go :)ReplyDelete
What a beautiful town! I've learned so many new things from this post, and now I want to jump on a plane and travel to Cortina to explore it by myself :) I'm so glad I've stumbled upon your blog: I'm definitely following you to see more of these posts!ReplyDelete
Have a lovely day!
Macarons and Pearls
How simply charming! I just got invited to a wedding in Italy - it would be so fun to go!ReplyDelete
Chic 'n Cheap Living
what a cute and unique little town!!ReplyDelete
Sandy a la Mode
I've been to Florence once and I was so impressed with the colorful buildings. Seems that it's pretty common in Italy. Looks gorgeous.ReplyDelete
wow these pictures are so gorgeous, especially with all of the snow!!ReplyDelete
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Such lovely images!! I seriously need to get on a plane STAT! My wanderlust is out of control and the more images I look at from around the world it simply confirms - time for a vacation to do some exploring!!ReplyDelete
Asiago is also a great place to spend some days in Winter!! It's a beautiful town, has amazing shops, yummy cheeses and is just an hour and a half away from Venice!ReplyDelete
Although I'm not a big fan of the cold, I really do like the look of snow covered scenery. It just makes you feel cozy.ReplyDelete
it looks so charming!ReplyDelete
Wow! So beautiful! Italy is on my list of places to visit one day.ReplyDelete
I want to visit this place, looks lovely, and I love and grew up with beautiful snow. I feel like bringing out the furs for one more spin before spring. :-)ReplyDelete
The pictures are so stunning. It would be amazing to vacation somewhere so beautiful.ReplyDelete
Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights
Italian ice indeed. i can't wait to visit italy!ReplyDelete
I really want to ski Italy, so terribly badly. I hear they do those ski lunches justiceReplyDelete