It's official: the Dolomite mountains in northeastern Italy make up one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, and in 2009, UNESCO added them to the list of Natural World Heritage sites. At 200 million years old, these craggy, colorful, majestic peaks rise 10,000 feet (3,000 meters) up.
The Dolomites are a popular destination no matter the season for adventure travelers looking to ski, climb, trek and mountain bike but also provide more relaxing opportunities to see epic views from the cable cars, explore the charming villages and sit by the various lakes in the area.
The easiest way to get to the Dolomites if you're not driving is by train from Venice S.Lucia station to Calalzo di Cadore. The nearest airports are Venice or Treviso. There are airport transfer services from the airports to the Dolomite resorts.