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Picture Post 19

07 January 2016

The Queen of Speed

As Jacuzzi is the king of wellness, Cortina d'Ampezzo is the indisputable queen of the Dolomites. Cortina is synonymous with elegance, beauty and nature, and has everything to be loved by those who love Jacuzzi.

This Italian resort, located in the Veneto region, has become world famous by hosting the 1956 Olympic Games: Toni Sailer, the Austrian skier, dominated the Alpine ski races and won in all three specialties of the time (downhill, slalom and giant slalom). The centennial fame of Cortina is mainly due to its unique charm and enchanting snow-capped mountains and the magnificent ski slopes, the most challenging of the Dolomites.

As of the end of the '56 Olympics, Cortina was literally besieged by hundreds of thousands of tourists from all over Italy, Europe and the rest of the world. The major infrastructure and buildings purposely built for the Olympics, have been re-used with great profit for winter tourists.

Skiing today in Cortina is a real experience: several slopes of different types and degree of difficulty provide over a hundred kilometers of pure fun. The ski resort of Cortina is part of the Dolomiti Superski the largest ski area in the world that includes more than 12 ski locations. On top of the mountains and at the end of the lifts are generally the so-called shelters, eateries of varying sizes within which skiers can warm up tasting the dishes of the local tradition.


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