- The locals in the Dolomites have their own culture, language and heroic history
- It has Europe’s dramatic scenery, a vast ski area and superb food in restaurants
- Hotel Sassongher in Corvara is within 24 miles of Sellaronda – the world’s greatest ski circuit
Imagine a world of German efficiency intertwined with Italian heart. Then throw in some of Europe’s most dramatic scenery, a vast ski area and superb food — and you’ve pretty much got the Dolomites.
What’s more, the locals have their own language (Ladin), their own culture and their own slice of heroic history. But what about the snow?
‘People don’t believe me when I say that even if it hasn’t snowed for weeks, the pistes are in perfect condition,’ says Francesco Morini, the genial owner of Hotel Sassongher in Corvara, one of several satellite villages in the region known as Alta Badia.