The Cortina Delicious catchment area lies in the heart of the Dolomites, the most beautiful mountains in the world.
An archipelago of rocky peaks, a biodiversity hotspot of purest beauty that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The area is located partly in the Natural Park of the Ampezzo Dolomites and borders on the Fanes Senes Braies Natural Park. It extends around the Dolomite passes Falzarego and Giau, between Alta Badia, the Agordo area and Cortina d’Ampezzo.
The iconic mountains Sasso di Stria, Lagazuoi, Tofana di Rozes, Averau, 5 Torri, Nuvolau and Croda da Lago characterize the landscape.
Mountain huts, restaurants, hotels and lift facilities make this enchanting area accessible both in summer and in winter.
Throughout the year, the Delicious team organizes numerous sporting, cultural and gastronomic events.
There are many attractions: rock walls known throughout the world for mountaineering, via ferratas and climbing crags; beautiful mountain lakes; an extensive network of CAI hiking trails leading to high-altitude pastures and through the largest outdoor museum of the Great War in the Dolomites: Lagazuoi - 5 Torri - Sasso di Stria.
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Among these horizons we invite you to let your spirit fly.
The Cortina Delicious area gives you a deep glimpse into history in the nature paradise of the Dolomites while you hike through the largest Open-air Museum of the First World War, that consists of the three open-air museums Lagazuoi, 5 Torri and Sasso di Stria and the Tre Sassi fort. These war sites can easily be reached on foot or by lift facilities, the visit is free of charge. Easy hiking trails lead along emplacements, through trenches and carefully restored tunnels. We pay special attention to children: up to the age of seven, if accompanied by an adult,, they do not pay for the rides on the lift facilities. Discounts are provided for groups and children between 8 and 15 years.
The Delicious Team organizes various events throughout the year: concerts at high altitude and parties on the panoramic terraces of the mountain huts, exhibitions and meetings in the cultural centres of the catchment area, historical re-enactments in the museums of the First World War, sports competitions, themed dinners, photo competitions and solidarity events.
The Cortina Delicious catchment area boasts many inns, all with particular characteristics in terms of location and history:
at the Giau pass the mountain hut Rifugio Fedare; on the Great Dolomites Road the hotel Villa Argentina, the Col Gallina refuge and the hotel and restaurant La Baita; on the highest peaks the mountain huts Rifugio Lagazuoi and Rifugio Nuvolau; in the sight of the 5 Torri and the Tofana di Rozes, the refuge Baita Bai de Dones, the mountain huts Rifugio Cinque Torri, Rifugio Scoiattoli and Rifugio Averau; on the shore of Lake Federa, the mountain hut Rifugio Croda da Lago; set in a wonderful high altitude pasture, the Peziè de Parù refuge. Promoting and preserving together the culture of hospitality, this exceptional team provides memorable holiday experiences.
On 23rd May 1915, the Kingdom of Italy declared war on the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The Italian Army occupied Cortina, thus ending four centuries of Hapsburg Empire rule there. The Austro-Hungarian troops withdrew onto the Lagazuoi to defend the Badia Valley and Pusteria. The trenches of the two opposing armies wound along the ridges. From that moment onwards, the mountains of the Lagazuoi 5 Torri area became the theatre of an incredible war fought at high altitude. Today, thanks to the collaboration of our erstwhile enemies, the Italian and Austro-Hungarian emplacements on the mountains have been restored. Out if this arose the most widely extended museum of the Great War, comprising the three open-air museums of the Lagazuoi, the 5 Torri and the Sasso di Stria, and the Museum of the Tre Sassi Fort.