Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site
Marvelous natural beauty
The Dolomites were awarded this very special status in 2009, when UNESCO included the magnificent rock formation in the heart of the Alps in its list of protected World Heritage sites.
This great honor brings with it not only fame but also responsibility. However, many of the areas that form the World Heritage site were already protected areas and Nature Parks before that. All inhabitants in the region try their best to preserve this unique natural landscape.
The history of the Dolomites goes back many millions of years. The Dolomites are essentially coral reefs interspersed with sediment layers and rocks. Over the centuries, due to the effects of weathering, the area's characteristic sharp towers and pinnacles have been built, which lend the Dolomites its famous raw shapes and jagged edges. In between those imperious mountains, you can explore peaceful Alpine meadows and dark, brooding forests.