In the middle of Dolomiti, the most famous location wher you can spend your winter holidays is the famous city of Cortina D’ Ampezzo. This town was built for the first time in Middle Age.
During the centuries, Cortina was always the scenario of many battles, like the famous Battaglia della Lega Cambrai (Lega Cambrai’s battle), between Venice and an hostile coalition organized by the Pope of Rome.
In spite of that, Cortina became really popular only during the past century.In particular, thanks to the Olympic Games that took place there, on 1956. From that year, Cortina become a sort of “status-symbol” for the wealthy classes living into the northern part of Italy.