The jagged limestone cliffs, wildflower valleys, and snow-capped peaks of the Dolomite Mountains are among Italy’s most spectacular natural landscapes, and it’s an idyllic backdrop for a day tour. Here are your options for day trips from Venice.
Group tours are the best option for those on a budget or looking to cherry-pick the region’s highlights, ensuring you see as much as possible in one full-day trip. Perhaps visit the picturesque village of Pieve di Cadore; admire beauty spots such as Lake Santa Caterina, Tre Cime di Lavaredo, and Lake Misurina; or take a guided hike through the mountains. For a more personalized experience, opt for a small-group tour, with no more than 15 participants.
Private tours mean you can travel in the comfort of a private vehicle and enjoy the undivided attention of a private tour guide. Most importantly, the itinerary can be customized to your preferences, so it’s up to you whether you enjoy free time in the ski resort towns of Cortina d'Ampezzo and Marmolada; marvel at natural wonders such as Mount Civetta, Dolomiti di Sesto, and Mount Pelmo; or take in the views at Tofane and Val Pusteri.
Things to Know
The Dolomite Mountain range is located in northeastern Italy, between the provinces of Belluno, South Tytol, and Trentino.
The Dolomites are about two hours north of Venice by road.
Day tours from Venice typically last between 8.5 and 10 hours.
Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains, so it’s worth bringing a light jacket even in the summer months, and comfortable walking shoes are a must.