What are the Dolomites?

What are the Dolomites?

A favorite destination of nature lovers, the Dolomites, or Dolomiti in Italian, is a mountainous region that is part of the Northern Italian Alps. Dominated by 18 majestic peaks, its diverse landscape consists of more than 350,000 acres of jagged pinnacles, sheer rock faces, icy glaciers, deep gorges, lush forests, and verdant valleys.

Why book a Dolomites holiday?

On a Dolomites holiday you will experience a landscape paradise unparalleled in all seasons, a holiday region that attracts with its endless recreational activities, day after day.

How long does it take to visit the Dolomites?

So, it’s important to recognise that visiting for 7-14 days, and travelling at a sensible pace, does mean you’ll not be able to do EVERYTHING in the Dolomites. It is however the perfect amount of time to have a wonderful introduction to the region, and experience several of its most beautiful spots.

Where is the Dolomites three peaks holiday region?

Located in the eastern part of the Dolomites, the Dolomites Three Peaks Holiday Region is best known for its enchanting mountain landscape, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2009.

How do you make dolomite?

(Powdered dolomite can easily be produced by scratching it on a streak plate.) Dolomite is very similar to the mineral calcite. Calcite is composed of calcium carbonate (CaCO3), while dolomite is a calcium magnesium carbonate (CaMg(CO3)2).

What is the difference between dolomitic limestone and dolostone?

Limestone that contains some dolomite is known as dolomitic limestone. Dolomite is rarely found in modern sedimentary environments, but dolostones are very common in the rock record.

Why buy dolomite shoes?

With over 120 years of experience, Dolomite products are now a big hit far beyond the Dolomites. Thanks to the timeless design of the outdoor shoes, the athletic aspect is not neglected either. This also convinces Keller Sports as a Dolomite dealer. As graceful as the mountains of the Dolomites are, so challenging is the rocky and steep terrain.