Italy's dramatic rocky rooftop, the Dolomites, the most beautiful work of architecture ever seen. Many words have been used to describe these mountains but for me, there is only one word – heaven.
The Dolomites range comprises a number of impressive peaks, 18 of which rise to more than 10,000 feet. The bold peaks flecked with snow, above green meadows and beneath a blue sky, offer a unique and breathtaking mountain scenery.
The Dolomites area features some of the most beautiful mountain landscapes anywhere, with vertical walls, sheer cliffs and a high density of narrow, deep and long valleys. Turquoise colour lakes that reflect the majesty of the immense mountains that surround them. Alpine meadows that are reminiscent of Switzerland and incredible views of the high peaks from a variety of passes.
Extraordinary peaks emerge from green alpine meadows and vast forests of spruce and larch, which this time of year display their most striking and vivid colours. During sunrise and sunset the Dolomites mountain peaks become a spectacle of warm orange and golden colour – the sky is bathed with an Alpenglow pink, a suitable splash of colour in a perfect landscape picture.
Geologically, the mountains are formed of light-coloured dolomitic limestone, which erosion has carved into breathtakingly photogenic shapes.