Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage
They originated on the sea bed millions of years ago, while today towers and spires of the Dolomites soar skywards in Italy’s northernmost province exceeding 3,000 metres (9,850 ft) elevation, for example the Drei Zinnen. They were named Dolomites after the geologist Déodat de Dolomieu and in 2009 their unique beauty was recognised by UNESCO which designated them a World Heritage property. The inhabitants love their ‘pale mountains’ and not only since they became world famous. For the majestic rocks have strongly characterised the region and its people since time immemorial and have made South Tyrol what it is today: a region of contrasts. For this reason we entreat you not just to admire them, but also to explore them.