One of Italy's oldest and most stylish ski resorts is a fabulous, year-round mountain town, nestled in a valley surrounded by the towering peaks of the mighty Dolomite Mountains. The popular resort is known for its fabulous food, high-end couture and the eccentricities of its visitors, who flock to Cortina as the place to be seen.
In 1956, Cortina d'Ampezzo served as the host city for the Winter Olympics - an open-air ice rink has been adapted for public use and the bobsled track and ski jump have remained.
The scenery of Cortina and the surrounding valley has featured in many famous movies. The 1963 file 'The Pink Panther' was largely filmed in and around the village, Roger Moore, on skis, was chased by spike-wheeled motorcycles in the Bond film 'For Your Eyes Only', and the mountain scenes in Sylvester Stallone's action-adventure 'Cliffhanger' were filmed in the Dolomites close to the resort.