The Heart of the Dolomites
16 Municipalities in the geographical heart of the Dolomites
The Agordino area, Heart of the Dolomites, is an oasis of peace and tranquillity dominated by the majestic peaks of the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site. Due to its position, the Agordino area is internationally known as “Heart of the Dolomites“. Because of its unique features, the Agordino area is a destination suitable for those tourists who are looking for absolute peace and relaxation and a superb natural, untouched setting, to rediscover well-being and serenity or to practice mountain sports in the best possible way.
In this place, the geographical heart of the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site, our guests have the opportunity (a unique case in the whole Dolomites) to enjoy the magic of the Pale Mountains (4 of the 9 systems of the Dolomites are in Agordino) in peace, in a personal and introspective way and in harmony with nature. This is not an amusement park like Südtirol is, this place is all about pure, untouched, pristine mountains and landscapes.
Wonderful mountain landscapes, crystal clear air, beautiful ski slopes (but not only) and, of course, many peaks of the Dolomites await you in Agordino, the Heart of the Dolomites! If you are looking for the real Dolomites, far from mass tourism, pollution and confusion that devastate many places in the Pale Mountains, Agordino is the right place for you.
16 beautiful places to discover in 7 fascinating valleys, 4 of the 9 official systems of the UNESCO Dolomites and a varied and lively tourist offer make the Agordino, Heart of the Dolomites, a true paradise for lovers of the mountains, silence and of the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Agordino, institutionally located in the Province of Belluno (Veneto Region) on the border with Alto Adige – Südtirol and Trentino, is a unique and particular place: here you will not find the cultural, linguistic and gastronomic standard of Trentino or South Tyrol, but rather the unique fusion of Ladin elements (in the Agordo Municipalities of Colle Santa Lucia and Livinallongo del Col di Lana), indigenous (Rocca Pietore – Marmolada), from the Cadore area (Selva di Cadore) and Venetian (Conca Agordina, Val Cordevole, Val Biois, Val del Mis), a certainly original mix to be discovered, far from the usual clichés.
The target group of customers to which the Agordino is well suited is that of enterprising and sporty visitors, in search of the natural, the wild, the original to live and explore: nowhere else in the UNESCO World Heritage, even less in large tourist resorts, you can enjoy the nature of the Dolomites in a more perfect and unspoiled form.
Moreover, due to the great presence of peaks, the Agordino is better suited to mountaineers, hikers, lovers of mountain biking and skiing in its various forms (so for sportsmen and active vacationers) than tourists looking for boutiques for shopping and local fashion, to which we recommend the nearby Cortina d’Ampezzo or the centers of Trentino-Alto Adige. The Agordino is the ideal place for those who love the mountains, certainly not the worldliness. Our rich agricultural tradition, carried on with great passion still today by many Agordino farmers and breeders, offers our visitors a wide range of organic products and many tasty dishes; in Agordino there are no monocultures or intensive farming and consequent massive use of pesticides and pollution; air and water are our best business cards along with our beautiful Dolomites.
The Agordino is a land of adventure: in this place you will not find shopping centers, mass tourism resorts and the noise typical of other areas of the Dolomites, but genuine villages and mountain views where you can find contact with nature and beautiful peaks to practice all mountain sports. If you are looking for all this, we are waiting for you in the valley of the Cordevole stream, the heart of the Dolomites!
In our section ‘Places‘ you will find an overview of the villages that make up the Agordino with tourist information and contacts to deepen the topics covered. In our section ‘History of the Agordino‘ you will have the opportunity to consult the page containing the basic historical and cultural information on the Agordino up to the present day. The main attractions of the Agordino are contained in the menus of the sections ‘Attractions‘ and ‘Experiences‘, while ‘Events‘ contains a list of the main events in the area. In the section ‘Friends‘ you will find our collaborators and friends in the area that we would like to recommend warmly, while in the section ‘About us and contacts‘ you will find the description of our group and the form to contact us, as well as a list of the main telephone numbers of law enforcement agencies, radio stations, veterinary and hospital services and tourist offices in our area.