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Exploring Europe: San Cassiano Resort Guide

Rebekah February 17th, 2020

The spectacular Dolomites are beautifully unique. With jaw-dropping scenery, the jagged peaks surrounding San Cassiano (also part of the Alta Badia ski area) have to be seen to be believed. An acclaimed culinary hotspot, San Cassiano and the Alta Badia ski area encapsulate a whole array of different culinary traditions and offer some of the world’ best cuisine. Here you’ll find a perfect mix of Austrian, Tyrolean and Mediterranean gastronomy – perfect for those who appreciate fine dining both on and off the slopes.

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Ski Holidays in the Italian Dolomites

Claire August 24th, 2016

Eating & Skiing our way across the Dolomites

Adding a new country to our European programme had been on my radar for some time and it became clear that many of our clients were keen to experience Italian ski resorts.

Known for extensive skiing, stunning vistas and good value, not to mention the food (more on that later), I was really looking forward to eating – and skiing – our way across three fantastic resorts in the Dolomites, in preparation for adding ski holidays in the Italian Dolomites to our winter 2016/17 programme.

Cortina d’Ampezzo

Together with my colleagues Karen (Senior Ski Specialist) and Catherine (Ski Product Support and fluent Italian speaker), we flew into Venice Marco Polo airport in March and hopped into a hire car to make the two hour journey to our first stop of Cortina d’Ampezzo. Popular among well-heeled Italians with a penchant for fur, this resort really is the place to see and be seen in Italy. With many holidaymakers more intent on sashaying their way along the beautiful cobbled streets of the car-free, traditional town centre, we found that the slopes were relatively quiet.

Split into two main areas (Tofana and Valoria), we spent a great day on the Tofana side enjoying some lovely cruisy slopes and taking in the immense scenery.

Ski Holidays in the Italian Dolomites

Beautiful Cortina d’Ampezzo (image: Paola Dandrea)

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