Cortina d’Ampezzo: The Italian ski resort with celebrity appeal

Nov 24, 2022 446

BY: Holly Overton

Set in the jagged Dolomites of Northern Italy, just two hours from Venice airport, Cortina offers low-key glamour, stunning scenery and a taste of la dolce vita. What was once an icy battleground during the First World War is now the resort of choice for well-heeled skiers, as well as a few A-listers.

Also known as ‘queen of the Dolomites’, the area is a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site with winding ski trails and postcard worthy views. After hosting the 1956 Winter Olympics, skiers and non-skiers alike began to flock to the area. It soon became a winter rendezvous for celebrities, with the golden girls of the fifties and sixties such as Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren and Audrey Hepburn revelling in the glamour.

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