Luxury Hotels Italian Alps
The Italian Alps, where four languages are spoken (Italian, German, French, and Ladin) and cultures meet, is home to some of the country's most spectacular scenery.Crossing into the Dolomites via the Brenner Pass is a vacation for the senses. Le Corbusier called the Dolomites "the most beautiful architecture in the world."Surrounded by these pale-colored mountains, Trentino is a land of 300 lakes formed by glaciers. While the ski resort Cortina d'Ampezzo may be the area's best-known destination, summer vacationers have access to historic hiking trails that lead to the Dinosaurs Route to Monte Pelmetto, the Iron Route, and the medieval Castle of Andraz. Collectors of contemporary souvenirs will find a glittering assortment in Cortina's fashionable boutiques.