These two luxury ski chalets in Cortina d’Ampezzo are worthy of the royalty evoked by Cortina’s Queen of the Dolomites title. Both boasting acres of space, indoor pools, and superb situations in the town’s best neighbourhoods, Chalet Perla and Chalet Dolce Vita are the perfect bases from which to discover one of the best traditional ski towns in the Italian Alps.
You don’t need much Italian to see that these properties make big claims for themselves with their names. They live up to them too: Chalet Perla is a pearl of the exclusive „Village“ development, showcasing the absolute best of Italian design in elegant, luxurious interiors. And you can certainly live the „good life” in Chalet Dolce Vita, where an enormous indoor swimming pool is just one highlight of a huge chalet that is filled with them.
If heritage is a high on your ski resort must-have list then you must see Cortina. One of the oldest ski resorts in Europe, it’s a million miles from some of the more modern purpose-built resorts and you don’t have to say arriverderci to Italian elegance, style, or character to ski here. Cortina d’Ampezzo‘s attractions make it a year-round pleasure, and even in ski season many visitors are in town to enjoy high-class hospitality, cuisine, and shopping rather than to ski.
That gives those who do take to the slopes – as you can so easily from Finest Holidays – Luxury Travel two beautifully sited properties – time and space to enjoy three ski areas that are well-served with transport and a range of skiing conditions. Beginners will get on fine, and those with more advanced skills can take a look at the slopes that will host the Olympics (for the second time) in 2026.
Italy is a cuisine of regions, and Cortina’s best restaurants tend to celebrate the Veneto’s special character – sandwiched between the sea and the mountains.
Restaurants like SanBrite mix classically Alpine flavours of farm-reared and -made charcuterie and cheese of Alpine pasture farming with the timeless class of the best Italian food. There is fine mountain game at skiers’ lunch favourite, El Camineto.
You can enjoy terrace dining and regional favourites at Al Camin, or refined, elegant Alpine dining at La Corte del Lampone.
Baita Fraina is a chalet restaurant with the air of a German mountain wine room. And for that coveted Michelin star you should head to the Tivoli for its „quiet, intimate ambience”.
Of course, you can kit yourself out for the slopes in the town, but you’ll also find fantastic antiques, design, craft, and luxury brand shopping (including Gucci and Geox, Bulgari and Benetton) to match anywhere in Italy. The lovely cobbled Corso Italia in the centre of town is the place to start your shopping day. Whether you pick up a fantastic new ski jacket or not you’ll have plenty of opportunity to try it out.
Pistes on the Pearl’s Doorstep
The Dolomite Mountains (A UNESCO World Heritage site) over which Cortina rules as queen are stunning. Cortina d’Ampezzo is at the heart of a 115km ski area, and the wider area, most of which is national park or reserve land, is also worth exploring. Snow making guarantees snow in an April to November season.
Chalet Perla is just two minutes from the Mandres Faloria lift, and is in an virtually rural location in the Via Menardi area. Classic chalet design fits perfectly into the surroundings, but inside you’re in a chic Italian holiday home, complete with the latest entertainment tech and a world-class spa and wellness centre that has more than enough space for up to 12 guests.
Superb design is finished to the highest possible standards, and, of course, Dolomite marble is one of a palette of natural materials that are highlighted in this outstanding luxury chalet that has touches of Japanese minimalist design in its makeup.
This ideal family or families chalet features a children’s play area, cinema room, office, gym, sunken swimming pool, spa. Individually styled suites are both beautiful and warm and welcoming. Huge windows in the high-rise living space and multiple balconies make the most of picture-perfect views of Mount Cristallo, Faloria, Cinque Torri and Tofane.
Space to Unwind
Perla is in „The Village“, an exclusive luxury development where you’ll also find chalet Dolce Vita. Both have access to 7,000 square meters of outside space including an artificial soccer pitch.
Like Perla, this chalet has been individiually tailored to fit here. It too can welcome up to 12 guests in a master suite, 2 en-suite double suites, a children’s en-suite bunk room, and 2 guest bedrooms with a shared bathroom.
It also has a gigantic wellness centre, with a 20-metre pool at its heart, a cinema room and beautiful dining spaces served from a state-of-the-art kitchen and walk-in wine cellar.
Talk to the Finest
Both Perla and Dolce Vita are among the highly sought after luxury chalets, hotels, and apartments that make up the Finest Holidays collection. Take some time to browse our selection of exclusive holiday homes in the world’s best ski resorts, or let us do the planning. Email email@example.com or call +34 661 71 80 61 now to find out how we can design your perfect ski holiday for winter 2021.