A perfect day in Italy’s Dolomites mountains for ages 2 – 72

Located in Italy’s northeast corner just a few hours north of Venice, Italy’s Dolomites mountains are known for spectacular scenery and a distinct culture that seems more Swiss or German than Italian.

Dolomites Mountains, Italy

When we work with self-described scenery junkies at Italy Beyond the Obvious, the Dolomites are one of the first places we recommend. In addition, the area is arguably also Italy’s most family-friendly region. Below is just one example of a perfect day for a group of people between the ages of 2 and 72.

After breakfast, take the lift up a mountain

Start your day with a hearty mountain breakfast and then walk to the nearest lift. This area of Italy has two high seasons: wintertime, for skiers, and summertime, for hikers and bikers.  Buy a ticket or a pass and take the lift to the top.

Dolomites Mountains, Italy

Follow the well-marked paths to lunch

While we always recommend having a hiking map, the trails in this area of Italy are incredibly clearly marked. The well-maintained…

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