Thursday April 2, 2020

Hiking on the front line

Cortina is charming, but for a moving and humbling experience strap on your snowshoes and set off for the mountains that witnessed a war, writes Catherine Murphy.

16th March, 2014
Showshoeing in Cortina d’Ampezzo. Picture: Enrico Maioni

Cortina d'Ampezzo, so-called Queen of the Dolomites', has a long-held reputation as one of Europe's glitziest resorts, popular with fur-clad Italians who like nothing more than to promenade on the resort's main shopping street, the Corso Italia, each evening.

But this jewel in the crown of the Italian Dolomites, former holiday hideaway for Francis Bacon and host resort of the 1956 Winter Olympics, has far more to offer outdoor enthusiasts.

If you love combining winter activities...

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