Just hours from the floating city of Venice, with its network of canals through ancient lagoons, an Italy vacations experience of elevated majesty in the spectacular Dolomite Mountains awaits the adventurous.
Italy vacation packages can help travellers enjoy the extremes found in the beautifully varied landscape of Italy, when Venice Tours along the Adriatic Sea are combined with a small group day trip excursion to the Dolomite Mountains and Cortina.
Avventure Bellissime’s English-speaking driver guides will escort a minimum of four to a maximum of eight visitors from Venice for a day-long trip to well over 7,500 square feet above sea level. April to October, tours operate daily and then on select days throughout the week.
At any time of year the mountainous climate can be a little cooler than the seaside, although the Italian Dolomites are known to be warmer and more temperate than elsewhere in the Alps. It’s wise to wear layers and bring some warmer clothing along just in case you feel chilled as you ascend the mountain range.
Breathtaking seems an inadequate description for the views you will enjoy as you drive into the Dolomite Mountains from Venice. The landscape changes as you wind your way upward along the roads toward the peaks and you will want to bring your camera to capture the view at various points along the way.
The varied and distinct landforms along the route comprise what many in the global community believe to be the most beautiful mountains in Europe. So special are many of the geographic components here that more than 140,000 hectares have been declared a World Heritage site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
What will you see on this excursion? Simply stunning sheer cliffs overlooking deep verdant valleys, incredible peaks sculpted by time and the elements, and monumental limestone formations born of the ages.