Tourist Information on the Dolomite miountains in Italy include the weather in the Dolomites, how to get to the Dolomites, tours of the Dolomites and things to do in the Dolomites. As well as other tourist information to assist you with planning how to spend your time in the mountains.
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The Dolomites are usually warmer and receive less precipitation than the Alps. As in all mountainous areas, the weather can change suddenly and its can vary greatly between regions within the Dolomites. Typically bad weather arrives from the South, while winds from the north usually bring good weather.
Typically the south and south-western areas of the mountains have more foggy days as they are close to the warm Venetian plain and the Adriatic Sea . The northern sections of the mountains generally receive less precipitation as storms arriving from the south generally loose most of their moisture before arriving in he northern sections of the Dolomites.
In the summer, from mid-June to early August, days are pleasantly warm with cool nights and the occasional storm. September tends to be clear and fairly warm with good consistent weather through to the middle of October. Snow begins to arrive around the end of December continuing through March, although, snow at higher altitudes can arrive all year round.
Italy is one of the twelve members of the EU, and in January, 2002 the country converted to the Euro. Euro (€) = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of €500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5. Coins are in denominations of €2, 1 and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents. Please use the following Currency Converter to learn more about the value of the Euro against other currencies
Currency exchange: Travellers cheques, cheques and foreign money can be changed at banks, railway stations and airports, and very often at major hotels (generally at a less convenient rate).
Credit & debit cards: MasterCard, Diners Club and Visa are widely accepted, but many small establishments - shops and restaurants only accept cash. It is advisable to ask merchants if they accept credit cards before trying to purchase items
Travellers cheques: Travellers cheques are accepted almost everywhere. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take travellers cheques in Euros, Pounds Sterling or US Dollars.
The Dolomites are located in north Italy , in the regions of Trentino-Alto Adige and the Veneto . For travellers arriving by air from outside of Europe , the two major international airports at Milan and Munich would be the closest arrival points to the Dolomites, flying from JFK airport at New York the Marco Polo airport would b the closest arrival point to the Dolomites.
By car from Milan it would take 4 hours to drive to the mountains, from Munich 3 and a half hours and Venice an hour and a half. You can also reach the Dolomites by train on the main line crossing the Brenner Pass and connecting Austria with major Italian cities. For information on roads and driving in Italy.
The Fortezza train station would be the ideal departure point for people wanting to visit the northern section of the Dolomites, while Bolzano would probably be the most convenient for the southern parts of the mountain range.
Once inside the Dolomites you'll find a dense network of local roads that make it very easy to move around by car to all the major points of interest of the mountain range. The mountains also boast a very extensive bus network that is particularly useful during the summer months when access to many of the trails is provided by a regular schedule bus service. There are also numerous private taxi companies that offer specialized services that can assist walkers who need to get to isolated walking routes.
Tours of the Dolomites from Venice
Every Thursday, enjoy a full day exploring the Dolomites from Venice . Enjoy an intimate experience of the Europe's most beautiful range of mountains on a fascinating tour that incorporates all the major attractions of the mountains. From the soaring peaks to the Emerald green lakes and lively mountain villages you'll enjoy a though exploration of these enchanting mountains. For full details on this tour.........