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.
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.
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…