The Majestic Dolomite Mountains - UNESCO World Natural Heritage
When the queen dresses in White . . .
The Dolomites are the crown of the Alps. This is where absolute opposites meet: Rocky mountain peaks growing out of extensive high plateaus, ideal setting for a fantastic ski resort. Since 2009 the Dolomites are part of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage sights, the world's highest recognition for a natural site.
Until the 18th century the Dolomites were called the “pale mountains”, for their unique mountain formations and bright limestone rock. They were then named "Dolomites" after the French geologist Déodat de Dolomieu (1750 - 1801), who first researched the Dolomite rock.