The Dolomites

Nov 02, 2019 266

The Dolomites in Italy consist of a mountain range in the northern Alps. Eighteen peaks in all, which are located at an altitude of over 3,000 meters and that cover an area of 141,903 hectares. The mountains feature one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes with their vertical walls, long and deep valleys and sheer cliffs. While the Dolomites are visually stunning and internationally reknowned the area is plagued by frequent landslides, avalanches and floods.

The Dolomites are a part of the mountain range of the Italian Alps. They are mostly spread in the province of Belluno and to a lesser degree in the provinces of Trento and Bolzano-Bozen, all of which are located in the north eastern part of Italy. The mountains span the Piave Valley in the east and the Adige River in the west, the Suguana Vally in the south and the Puster Valley in the north. 

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