As Italy’s most fashionable resort, Cortina boasts an international ambience. ‘Cortina d’Ampezzo’, as it is known locally, is set in a wide valley surrounded by magnificent towering mountains, perhaps the most dramatic of any ski town. It is no wonder that several James Bond films and Stallone’s Cliffhanger were filmed here.
The main street of Cortina is the Corso Italia. This pedestrian only street is lined with the most fashionable shops, hotels, restaurants and cafes. In the afternoons after skiing it comes alive with people promenading (the “passeggiata”), window-shopping and people-watching. There are five ski areas that make up the Cortina, from great long cruisey runs to the World Cup downhill course. There is a bus link into the Alta Badia ski region.
Cortina Ski Facts
- Elevation: Top 2,930m. Base 1,224m.
- Vertical: 1,706m. Longest run 11km.
- Slopes: Beginner 25%, Int. 40%, Adv. 35%
- Ski Hire: Skis, boots & poles $130/week
- Lessons (private): $60 per hour.
Hotel Villa Neve
A small, friendly family run hotel located close to the main pedestrian area and cablecar. Rooms have ensuites, telephone, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, balcony with views. Breakfast included.
Images of the Hotel Villa Neve
The rooms and suites have been recently renovated and the hotel offers an ambiance of rare elegance, overlooking Corso Italia, the prestigious pedestrian zone of Cortina. The hotel has an elegant restaurant overlooking the main square of Cortina, bar, laundry service, babysitting, Wi-Fi and a wellness centre. Breakfast and dinner included or breakfast only option.