overviewThe Dolomites (Italian: Dolomiti [DOLOMITI]; Spruce: Dolomites; German: Dolomiten [Doːloːmɪtn̩]; Venetian: Dołomiti [doɰoˈmiti]: Friulian: Dolomitis) is a mountain range in northeastern Italy. They form part of the Southern Limestone Alps and stretch from the Adige River in the west to the Piave Valley (Pieve di Cadore) in the east. Its northern and southern borders are defined by the Puster Valley and the Sugana Valley (Italian: Valsugana). The Dolomites are shared almost equally between the states of Belluno, South Tyrol and Trentino.
There are also mountain groups with a similar geological structure spreading east of the Piave River - Dolomiti d'Oltrepiave ; Far from the Dolomiti di Brenta (Western Dolomites) and the Adige River to the west. There is another smaller group called the Piccole Dolomites (Lesser Dolomites) located between the provinces of Trentino, Verona and Vicenza (see map).
Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park and many other regional parks are located in the Dolomites. In August 2009, the Dolomites were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Northern Italy, a branch of the Eastern Alps northeast of Trent. Dolomite (dolomite) where the French geologist Dolomi was blown up and has a distinctive display of hills, rock spires and needle peaks, making it a favored place for a rock climbing. The highest peak is Marmolada (3342 m). There are ski resorts such as Cortina d'Ampezzo. It was registered as a World Natural Heritage Site in 2009, and topographic values such as glacial topography, karst topography and biological fossils were recognized.
→ See also Bolzano