If you’re planning a trip to the Italian Dolomites then you’re in for an amazing treat. Breathtaking views, serene pastures and ancient villages will provide you an experience you’ll never forget. One thing you may not have considered yet — but that you’ll want to add to your “to-do” list — is a wine and food tour.
In Cortina d’Ampezzo you can find dishes from the Venetian tradition like polenta with cheese, sausage, goulash, or grilled vegetables, as well as typical Tyroelan specialties such as canederli (dumplings) and spaetzle. For a plate indigenous to Cortina, try the delicious Casunziei all’ampezzana, ravioli stuffed with red turnips, flavoured with melted butter and smoked ricotta cheese and seasoned with a sprinkling of poppy seeds.
There are a wide variety of restaurants to choose from in the Dolomites, and some have their own specialties that are not to be missed. The area includes also Michelin starred restaurants. In addition to the delicious food, the Dolomites region is also home to some of the world’s best wine.
Enjoying a traditional dish paired with a native wine, all set to the backdrop of incredible natural beauty of the Dolomites creates a truly unforgettable encounter that will be savored for years to come. Discover the excellent food and wine in Cortina d’Ampezzo and its surroundings with our tours.
In the tour called “Food, wine and historical tour” we will visit important historical places. On the route from Cortina to Lagazuoi, in Pocol, stands the Memorial to the Fallen of World War I, built under the reign of Mussolini in 1935. It contains 9707 Italian soldiers (4455 unknown) and 37 Austrians. Mount Lagazuoi is a veritable “castle of rock”, with spires and turrets, and with military bases hidden in its bowels. During the Great War the Italian and Austro – Hungarian armies dug shelters in its interior for men and arms, transforming it into an impenetrable 20th Century fortress. Today you can visit the restored tunnels, trenches and machine gun posts. The museum can be reached on foot (during summer time) or via the fast cable car. The numerous routes will take you on a behind-the-scene tour of a dramatic war fought at a high altitude and which was unique in the history of man.
Not far from here, a delicious local lunch is served in a typical restaurant with breathtaking panoramic views of the Averau, the massive Sella, and the Marmolada.