There’s nothing more festive than spending your Christmas holiday in the mountains, and the Dolomite peaks are simply breath-taking when they’re dusted in snow.
If it’s anything like recent years, you can shop at Cortina’s local Christmas market which usually has a lovely selection of Tyrolean specialities. Look out for Krapfen (bite sized doughnuts), local meats and cheeses, wooden toys and handmade soaps - they make brilliant stocking fillers and souvenirs. You’ll usually find the market stalls dotted along the main pedestrian street, the ‘Corsa Italia’ – find the vendors selling hot chestnuts and mulled wine first so that you can snack on these as you wander through the market. There are also some nice shops to pick up presents, including the Coop which has a wide variety of clothing and mountain gear and designer stores like Gucci.
The town is very romantic at this time of year, and the traditional tree in the main square and Christmas lights lining the streets definitely add to the atmosphere. Spoil your loved ones with a meal out in one of the resort’s top-notch restaurants – we love Michelin starred ‘Tivoli’.
There are plenty of other Christmassy activities in resort including horse-drawn carriage rides, ice skating in the Olympic stadium, and snowshoe excursions. Whether you’re travelling as a couple, a family or a group of friends you’ll find lots to do on and off the slopes, and a good choice of welcoming hotels - most are half board as well and offer a special Christmas menu for the 24th or 25th. For more information on this simply ask one of our advisors (you can contact us on the number above with any questions about your holiday).
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