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The Dolomites

Europe's most striking mountain range

The Dolomites, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is known for being one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world. With its jagged pinnacles of pink rock that redden in the early evening light and sheer, imposing cliffs rising high above the picturesque valleys. Keen walkers will love the many marked trails through flower strewn meadows and for more energetic hikers there are longer, higher altitude trails and some excellent via ferrata. Near limitless outdoor diversions await from the aforementioned walking to cycling, mountain biking, e-biking, geo-caching, historic tours, farm visits, climbing and gastronomic excursions.

With a well-deserved reputation for culinary excellence, the region fuses the best of its Italian, Austrian and Ladin influences to create some of the best food in Italy. In fact, the Dolomites boasts the highest concentration of Michelin starred restaurants in the country - a total of 19. 

Inghams' Dolomite programme includes the celebrated towns of Selva & Ortisei in Val Gardena,  La Villa, San Cassiano, Corvara & Colfosco in Alta Badia, Canazei in Val di Fassa as well as the historic spa town of Merano.

  • from£709pp
Canazei, Mountain Hut

The jewel of Val di Fassa, a summer paradise for hiking and just the place for mountain bike enthusiasts alike. 

  • from£659pp
Panoramic view

Set at the foot of the Gardenazza and the Piz La Ila verdant plateau, Corvara along with La Villa two National Parks in the heart of the famous Dolomite Mountains, known for their stunning and unique scenery. Corvara, is the largest village of the Alta Badia with a vibrant atmosphere. The Alta Badia is a centre for walking, climbing and cycling.

  • from£748pp
La Villa, Scenic Views

Set at the foot of the Gardenazza and the Piz La Ila verdant plateau, La Villa and Corvara border two National Parks in the heart of the famous Dolomite Mountains, known for their stunning and unique scenery.

  • from£573pp
Merano, Trauttmansdorff Gardens

Merano offers a fascinating blend of Italian and Tyrolean Austrian cultures. Sheltered by high mountains and surrounded by orchards and vineyards, the landscape is Alpine but the climate Mediterranean. The Passirio River which flows through this elegant spa town is flanked by promenades lined with cafés, stylish buildings and parks.

  • from£1164pp

Ortisei is a large village in the Italian Dolomites , perfect to stroll about in and discover new things.

  • from£939pp
San Cassiano, Valley view

Sitting under the indomitable Lagazuoi mountain, the sophisticated village of San Cassiano is the ideal starting point for many exciting hikes and climbs. The charming centre offers a selection of wonderful cafés and restaurants.

  • from£669pp

At the head of the splendid Gardena valley, Selva is located beneath the jagged peaks of this most spectacular part of the Dolomites, a particularly beautiful Alpine mountain chain in the Süd Tyrol region of northern of Italy.

 

Sounds of the Dolomites (Various dates between 28 June - 15 Septemer 2019)

Witness the very first opera ever to be performed in the Dolomites!

A phenomenal and unique combination of hiking, art and music, this festival offers you the chance to trek through the outstanding beauty of the Dolomites and enjoy an open air concert at the end as you approach the summit. The musicians who walk with you carry their instruments through the mountains before stopping at one of many locations be it a stunning waterfall, open field or babbling brook and take you on a musical journey through the ages. This incredible event features the some world class musicians including Italy's renowned cellist and composer Giovanni Sollima and Grammy nominated mandolist Avi Avital to name but a few.  Featuring a combination of classical music, film scores, jazz and modern music, this festival is perfect for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of every day life and embrace the music of the mountains. 

The Sounds of the Dolomites program has introduced a special event for its 25th anniversary this year: Dawn in the Dolomites. This concert will take place at 6 am each morning, bringing in the sparkling sunrise with the classical genius of various musicians as you take the Col Margherita cable car up to San Pelligrino to reach a secret and secluded location where the concert will take place. 

Further into the season there is special Madonna di Campiglio week from 1st - 7th September which features a different performance each day in Madonna di Campiglio, famed for being one of the best ski resorts and summer hiking spots in the Trentino region. This string of performances is made extra special by its world music theme focused on Brazilian rhythms, sure to bring some colour to the already verdant mountain settings. 

Tickets for these festivals are available from 15th April 2019 and can be purchased from www.fassa.com or for the Madonna di Campiglio week www.campigliodolomiti.it/specialweek

 

Sued-Tirol Jazz Festival Alto Adige (28 June - 7 July 2019)

Regarded as one of the most important Jazz festivals in Europe, eight day experience is certainly not one to be missed. The finest modern and classic jazz pieces are performed by internationally acclaimed artists in various open air venues of the South Tyrol's major towns. Utilizing the stunning mountain castles and manor houses, the venues create a refined and one of kind experience for music lovers of all ages.  

 

Sounds of the Dolomites (30 June - 31 August 2019)

A phenomenal and unique combination of hiking, art and music, this festival offers you the chance to trek through the outstanding beauty of the Dolomites and enjoy an open air concert at the end as you approach the summit. The musicians who walk with you carry their instruments through the mountains before stopping at one of many locations be it a stunning waterfall, open field or babbling brook and take you on a musical journey through the ages. Featuring a combination of classical music, film scores, jazz and modern music, this festival is perfect for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of every day life and embrace the music of the mountains. 

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