It is hard to believe, that many of the mountains in the Dolomite’s once were islands in a sea, surrounded by coral-reefs. Coral-reefs and the surrounding water landscape were a large part of the Cattinaccio, the Sciliar, the Latemar, the Marmolada, the Sella, the Pale di San Martino, the Langkofel and of many more parts of the Dolomites. The Dolomiti are the oldest mountain group, and were once known as the Pale (Pilar) Mountains.
The Dolomiti Mountians have been described as the strangest, most beautiful, and most fascinating mountains in the world. Their rocks, which have eroded over the years, have been formed into vertical walls and towers that shape the landscape, it is a wonderful arena for mountaineers and roads in the mountains offer great bike routes over classic routes. Color of the rocks gives the Dolomiti their beauty; at dawn they seem gold, at dusk pink and violet before they turn to a pearl, almost ashen, grey.
Discover the Dolomites: When you are traveiling in Italy you will see the Dolomiti Mountains referred to and divided into the following mountain groups: