Luxury holidays in Cortina d'Ampezzo

A popular Dolomite playground for Milanese millionaires, Cortina d’Ampezzo is a snow-capped comune in the Veneto, near the Austrian border, for skiing, strolling (technically scaling) and, er, shopping. It may be a small town, but it has big brands, second homes and several celebrated restaurants, from farmhouses in larch forests to family-run trattorias and fine-dining with altitude. Along with the Ladin culture, visitors can enjoy the majestic Alpine backdrop, with turquoise lakes, waterfalls and canyons worth trekking for.

When to go

If you’re coming for the piste, ski season runs from November to April – but the mountains are ready for adrenaline-junkie-approved adventures all year round.

Getting there

  • Planes

    The main air hubs are further south within Italy’s north-eastern Veneto region: Treviso and Venice – but landing in Milan and driving via Bergamo and Verona is an option, too.
  • Automobiles

    Hotels in Cortina d’Ampezzo will be able to arrange transfers up into the mountains. If you’re coming by car and it’s winter, snow chains are wise.