Cortina d'Ampezzo is like Sophia Loren: gorgeous, glamorous and peaky. Icy, beautiful and framed by the magnificent alps, this ski resort is more about the fashionable aprés-ski than the skiing itself.
If you're in love with Cortina and don't need convincing go direct to our guru's list of the best places to stay in Cortina. If not here are some of her charms, and some of the best places to stay in Cortina to enjoy them!
With her vast nursery slopes and long cruising runs, Cortina is an excellent ski resort for beginners, so don't worry about feeling shy on the slopes! Just make sure your ski gear is this season. Cortina is known for having a relaxed attitude to skiing, but restaurants and bars are taken very seriously.
Over the last decade the lift system has been upgraded, so skiers looking for more of a challenge are now easily linked with the rest of the Dolomiti Superski area.
The boutiques and many of the restaurants remain open, and the beautiful architecture - dominated by the green and white bell tower and the grand 19th Century mansions - looks even more striking against green. 'Cause out of season Cortina's scenery is just as spectacular as in season. And the skiing is replaced by walking, golfing, fishing, climbing and numerous other pursuits. The town still bustles with people and in summer the campsites are all full, so there's still a fun atmosphere.
A stunning residence cum hotel with an award-winning restaurant and spa. Traditional elegance and classical opulence throughout the rooms, suites and living areas. Spectacular views from terraces and private balconies over Cortina and towards the Dolomites. A sophisticated hotel for a ski holiday.
A sumptuous chalet in the Dolomites. Luxurious rooms and suites (some sleep 4) have enormous beds, attractive furnishings, all the mod cons, and private balconies. Top of the range spa and beauty treatments, and fabulous Mediterranean cuisine. A special spot for all year round mountaineering.
Cortina (San Cassiano)
24 sleek, elegantly styled apartments with hotel extras including shuttle bus to the slopes, spa on site and full concierge service. Ideal for families.
Fully refurbished grand dame now offering all the luxury trappings you'd expect plus state of the art spa, kids club, and gourmet food. Central location, just 100m from the pedestrianised shopping area and 5 mins to the Faloria cable car.
Cortina's original luxury hotel. Soak up the stunning views, pamper yourself in the "Ultimate Spa" and enjoy apres-ski cocktails in the bar. Elevated position just five minutes walk from the centre of town or take advantage of the free shuttle!
Cortina (San Cassiano)
Family owned by the Pizzininis for the last seventy years the Rosa Alpina impresses on many fronts. Great service, two Michelin starred dining, dedicated children's activities, luxury spa and ski concierge for all your needs on and off the piste.