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The Dolomites

The Dolomites are a massive mountain range in the Italian Alpes and a UNESCO world heritage site. It is without a doubt the most dramatic alpine region in the world. Famous for skiing in the winter months and of course for its delicious food!

Made in: Cortina d'Ampezzo
Photohraphy museum Lumen

Culture Photohraphy museum Lumen

Described by Le Corbusier as “the most beautiful natural architecture in the world”. the Museum of Mountain Photography has opened in 2017 and consists of 1800 square meter spread out over 4 floors, entirely dedicated to mountain photography, ranging from Italian to international photographers from photography’s early beginnings to the present.

Messner Mountain Museum Corones

Culture Messner Mountain Museum Corones

MMM Corones, situated on the summit plateau of Kronplatz (2,275 m), is dedicated to traditional mountaineering. The museum is devoted to mountain history and also offers unique views of the great mountain walls of the Dolomites and the Alps. At the edge of the most magnificent viewing platform in South Tyrol, in the distinctive museum building created by Zaha Hadid, the view goes beyond the borders of South Tyrol.

The Dolomiti Superski

Activities The Dolomiti Superski

With 1,200km of slopes this is a true paradise for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. You can opt for a single-day pass, multi-day or season tickets starting at €64 for adults. Beginners will enjoy the long, wide runs in Civetta and Alpe di Siusi while intermediate skiiers will enjoy skiing the famous Sellaonda circuit which covers a distance of 40km and runs over four passes in Val Gardena, Alta Badia, Arabba and Fassa. This year, the ski season will run from December 1, 2022 – May 1, 2023.

Rifugio Comici

Restaurants Rifugio Comici

Enjoy good wines at 2,154 metres, because who says a mountain hut can’t be a little decadent? Eat freshly‑caught fish from Grado and herbs hand-picked from the mountains. Whether on skis in winter or on foot in summer

Vinoteca Ursus Ladinicus

Vinoteca Ursus Ladinicus

Going to an Vinoteca during your skitrip or hike? I mean how cool is that! Wine lovers will appreciate the curated wine list of Vinoteca Ursus Ladinicus.

Jimmi hütte

Restaurants Jimmi hütte

The Jimmi hütte on the Gardena Pass is a worthwhile place to stop in both winter and summer for hikers, skiers, mountain bikers and all other nature lovers. It is located in the middle of the mountain scenery of the Dolomites and can be reached from both Val Badia and Val Gardena.

Faloria Spa Resort

Activities Faloria Spa Resort

The wellness center is part of a historic hotel Faloria. The swimming pool has been published in furniture and design magazines all over the world. Next to the aesthetically pleasing swimming pool, you could also relax in the sauna and Turkish bath or book yoga or different treatments. Entrance to the SPA is also allowed to external guests. For information and availability, please send an email to


Restaurants Alpinn

Situated at an altitude of 2 000m in the Plan de Corones ski area, this restaurant stands next to Lumen Museum. To get here, you take the cable-car from Riscone and then, in winter, walk for around 150m through the snow. This impressive project by Norbert Niederkofler, holder of three Michelin stars, showcases the chef’s “Cook the Mountain” philosophy, where a modern approach and Alpine traditions combine to create perfect dishes full of flavour and historic appeal. The memory lingers long after your return back down the mountain (NB: the last cable-car leaves at 5pm!).

The Sissi path

Activities The Sissi path

Travel through Merano in Sissi's footsteps: The most famous and popular theme trail in Merano is the Sissi Path, dedicated to Empress Elisabeth of Austria. This walking path connects the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle with the city center over eleven stages and sights.

58 chocolates

Culture 58 chocolates

For the best chocolate in Süd Tyrol head to the cute little chocolate factory of René in an alleyway in the centre of Merano, the city where he grep up. "Every day I get to live my dream: I produce chocolate, handmade and without additives, which will make you happier and a little chubbier. Life is simply too short to eat cheap chocolate – or as I like to say “for diet it’s too late”. So why don’t you try 58chocolate then? " René.


Culture FORNO

FORNO is a quality bakery in Meran, where craftsmanship is the top priority. In order to be able to realize this, FORNO is open for you two days a week, on which the bread is freshly baked during the day.


Culture Spinnradl

A beautiful local wool brand with the most amazing fair and local giftt made from local Tyrolean mountain sheep wool.

Blaue Traube

Restaurants Blaue Traube

This extremely old restaurant (its name is said to have existed as early as the mid 17C) has been given a new lease of life in 2019 by its young chef Christoph Huber, who puts to good use the many experiences gained over the years in different restaurants, including Michelin-starred addresses. His dishes pay tribute to Southern Tyrolean recipes and ingredients with an added contemporary twist. The concise à la carte is supplemented in the evening by tasting menus, while simpler dishes are available at lunchtime. *by Michelin

Miramonti Spa

Activities Miramonti Spa

On top of the world. Absolute freedom to become a better you. Also free for day guests: Use of the MIRAMONTI Spa with Infinty Pool, sauna in the forest, relax area, sun deck, courtyard, saunas… € 90,00 per person from Mo-Fr and € 110,00 from Sa-Su and bank holiday. Tea Time in the afternoon (2pm - 5pm), bathrobe, sauna towels and slippers included in the price

1477 Reichhalter

Restaurants 1477 Reichhalter

Honest, simple and genuine. Home-made as it was then, in the butcher's, in the mill, in the bakery.


Culture Monocle

We're big fans of Monocle and there happens to be one shop in Merano. Which is a unique fit in the list of London, Tokyo, Zurich, Toronto, Los Angeles and Hong Kong. Well we love it. This shop has curated all the best little brands.


Activities Eishof

Eishof is on of the most beautiful mountain huts ran by a creative young couple that serves up al local and organic healthy food. You park your car in the village of Karthaus im Pfossental and then walk up to the Eishof for about two hours. It is also possible to go here with mountainbike or e-mountainbike.


Restaurants Oberholz

This restaurant is located in a stunning constructions of wood Created by Pilcher and Pavol Mikolajcak. A trio of colossal windows bring the mountains to your table along with the coffee and the baskets of fresh pastries.

Ristorante Mondschein

Restaurants Ristorante Mondschein

Mondschein, a taste of the Dolomites (Located only 30min from Ceda M). An elegant mountain hut on the edge of the village. The ski slopes are just behind the restaurant and it is the ideal place to enjoy a delicious, informal dinner at lunch time. In the evening the cuisine is more elaborate and of excellent quality.

Ristorante Laite

Restaurants Ristorante Laite

Laite is located in a beautiful, typical mountain property with a Stube-style room from the 17th century. Local recipes, seasonal ingredients and an excellent wine list. A wonderful gourmet experience. ~ 30 min drive from Ceda M

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Algudnei museum - Dosoledo

Culture Algudnei museum - Dosoledo

“Algudnei” Museum: the name derives from the composition of several words (algu d’nei) that in the dialect spoken in the valley, means “something of us”. The museum is linked to the Cultural Research Group of Comelico Superiore. To better understand the culture this is a fascinating museum to visit

In to the wild

Activities In to the wild

Hiking in the wilderness, surrounded by nature and great scenery. Val Grande is a large wilderness area in the Northern Piedmont Alps, that turned into National Park in 1992. Well-signposted paths on both sides of the valley lead through uninhabited areas to alpine cabins serving food and drinks, to mountain lakes, and breath-taking panoramic views.

Jora Hut - Mountain restaurant

Restaurants Jora Hut - Mountain restaurant

Take place in the rustic, warm and homely setting of Jora Hut. During summer, you will find yourself on an alpine pasture, surrounded by the impressive mountains of South Tyrol – which you can admire from the sun terrace. During winter, on the other hand, you will find yourself in the midst of the ski slopes of the Monte Baranci / Haunold skiing region, set within the Three Peaks Dolomites area. Enjoy our South Tyrolean specialities made with products from local farmers. All dishes are prepared freshly by chef Markus Holzer and his team, using high-quality and natural ingredients.

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Waldruhe Gasthaus - Mountains of Flavour

Restaurants Waldruhe Gasthaus - Mountains of Flavour

Set in the meadows, fragrant and very green in summer and during the winter it turn into fantastic ski slopes of Monte Elmo. The 15th century Waldruhe is a typical Gasthof with traditional Tyrolean cuisine. Right in the middle of the unspoiled nature of the Sesto Dolomite Natural Park.

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Restaurants Tilia

This glass and steel cube in the middle of the garden of the former Grand Hotel (now home to a cultural centre) is the original setting for a restaurant with just five tables and seating for 16 diners where the chef delights guests with his contemporary cuisine. Anita Mancini is responsible for the wine list, paying careful attention to regional labels without ignoring excellent wines from elsewhere – you’ll also find a good selection of gin and tonics. ~ Michelin Guide *One Michelin Star

Rifugio De Doo

Restaurants Rifugio De Doo

From the wood to the wood. The zero-kilometer building! Refuge located 2000m high, in the heart of the Dolomites of the Val Comelico. Designed and built according to the ancient tradition and art of woodworking. Eco-sustainable materials, rainwater recovery, plant engineering with reduced environmental impact and technical-structural choices in full respect of the surrounding mountain landscape. Excellent Slow-food restaurant, with breathtaking panoramic views.

Slowfood restaurant Botondoro

Restaurants Slowfood restaurant Botondoro

The slowfood restaurant of the Agriturismo Botondoro has an authentic cuisine that is based on the main traditional recipes of the area and that gives precedence to the use of what are the company's agricultural products. Delicious, fresh food... from farm to table (zero km!)

Casunziei’ dumplings

Culture Casunziei’ dumplings

The culinary tradition of the Camelico is based on alpine farming. Each village in the valley has at least one restaurant with its own specialties and traditions. Try them all… it is a delicious way to discover this area. For us the ‘casunziei’ was the winner and would like to share the recipe with you!

Local Artist Aurelio Fort

Culture Local Artist Aurelio Fort

Renowned artist Aurelio Fort, whose art is partly exhibited at the Cedä M, will open his studio to those who ask to see it.

Alpine Cooking

Culture Alpine Cooking

I believe the best souvenir you can bring home is a regional dish from Italy. Something to enjoy for a life time (maybe even generations to come!) . First research the local cuisine by visiting many of the fantastic restaurants in this Dolomites guide, for everything else there is the splendid cookbook "Alpine Cooking" by Meredith Erickson. Elegant, rustic recipes that are served in the chalets and mountain huts in the Dolomites.

Our favourite Mountain Guides!

Shop Our favourite Mountain Guides!

A collaboration between Meredith Erickson and Sentier. Meredith travelled seven years between the Italian, Swiss, Austrian and French Alps to collect everything about the culture and the Alpine culinary traditions. Her Travel, Recipes and Life stories are in these beautifully illustrated mountain guides

"For who loves to follow less traveled paths"

Shop "For who loves to follow less traveled paths"

From travelers and intellectuals to dreamers and change makers, they all share the same passion for objects rooted in Italian tradition that have the power to evoke emotions, memories and sensations that only simple things can transmit over time. Now more than ever, there is a great respect for the art of craftsmanship and tradition that together we must seek to preserve for generations to come. Sentier is distributed in stores where you fìnd sensitive people, whom can represent their lifestyle and are able to "narrate the Sentier story''.


Restaurants Sissi

Sissi, located in the heart of Merano, Italy, is a Michelin-starred restaurant that is renowned for its exceptional cuisine and stylish atmosphere. Helmed by award-winning chef Andrea Fenoglio, Sissi is a culinary destination that offers an exquisite dining experience for guests from around the world.

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Vinzens wine

Restaurants Vinzens wine

Stylishly relaxed, Vinzenz serves the finest ingredients with a good glass of wine. Come whenever you want, hungry or not. And stay with us as long as you enjoy it.

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San Brite

Restaurants San Brite

Michelin & Green Michelin Star. This restaurant has just a few tables amid a decor of elegantly recycled old wood, while a large window offers views of the stunning Ampezzo Dolomites outside. Owner-chef Riccardo Gaspari makes careful use of home-produced and regional ingredients, creating delicious cuisine in which mountain traditions are refreshed with modern touches, most noticeably visible in the desserts which are made without adding extra sugar. Sanbrite literally means “healthy pasture”, a name that definitely evokes the qualities of the cuisine served here.

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El Brite De Larieto

Restaurants El Brite De Larieto

restaurant celebrates the flavours of Alpine culinary traditions in its meat and charcuterie, cheeses, creamy butter and ice cream, as well as herbs, berries and other local ingredients. The food is amazing, the interior super cozy and the location amazing, where it is surrounded by the spectacular Dolomites.Green Michelin star.

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Berghotel Ladinia

Restaurants Berghotel Ladinia

Very cozy dining room in historic chalet, the dinner menu is based on traditional recipes made with local ingredients because they prefer to work with local suppliers. Chef Aldo interprets the menu according to the season, adding that pinch of creativity which never goes amiss.

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Maso Runch Farm

Restaurants Maso Runch Farm

If you're looking for something more basic Ladin cuisine, you should definitely visit Maso Runch Farm in Badia, an old farmhouse where they source products directly from their own stable and land for their restaurant.

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Baita Pie Tofana

Restaurants Baita Pie Tofana

On the slopes of the Tofana and directly overlooking the ski slopes, a characteristic and romantic mountain lodge with a contemporary touch, whose design manages to combine tradition and modernity, is also a source of inspiration for the cuisine. Dishes with a contemporary taste–Rossini al mare (beef, foie gras, cuttlefish and Teriyaki sauce) is excellent–made with considerable use of charcoal grilling, in both summer and winter, and ample use of local raw materials. With friends, experience the convivial Larin table, with a central built-in fireplace around which the seats are arranged. The wine list is worthy of note with a large choice of Champagnes and Italian bubbly. ~ Michelin Guide

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Mountain hut Scotoni

Restaurants Mountain hut Scotoni

Immersed in the splendid natural environment of the Dolomites, the Scotoni Mountain Hut in Alta Badia. As long as 50 years it has been owned by the Agreiter family which runs the Hut with care and passion, preserving the inimitable atmosphere of a true Alpine refuge, where luxury in its common meaning has no value – what matters are cordiality and good food. Luxury here reveals itself in a different way: top-quality ingredients, genuine flavours and stunning views from the open-air terrace.

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Val d'Anna Hutte

Restaurants Val d'Anna Hutte

A nice place to stop for lunch when you are on the slopes. Typical Southtyrol dishes as well as exquisite Italian specialities, salads, soup and a great selection of exclusively homemade cakes and desserts. Informal and sunny terrace!

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Ristorante Da Aurelio

Restaurants Ristorante Da Aurelio

Opened in 1970 as a mountain hut, it quickly became an unmissable stop thanks to the quality of Aurelio Dariz’s cookery and the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding landscape.

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Rifugio Ütia Bioch - 2079 m

Restaurants Rifugio Ütia Bioch - 2079 m

Mountain Restaurant with more than 1.000 labels of wine,

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Genesis Cortina d'Ampezzo

Activities Genesis Cortina d'Ampezzo

To have a unique dining experience in the Dolomites, check out Genesis, they organise expeditions once or twice a year.

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Rifugio Lagazuoi Malga Ra Stua

Restaurants Rifugio Lagazuoi Malga Ra Stua

Situated on the peak of Mount Lagazuoi, above the Falzarego Pass, halfway between Cortina d'Ampezzo and the Badia Valley. Located at 2752m altitude, the Lagazuoi Refuge is the highest and the largest mountain hut in Cortina d'Ampezzo and boasts the most panoramic terrace in the Dolomites.


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