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Dolomites Travel Pictures

The Dolomite mountain region in North Italy has some amazing sights. Originally a part of Austria (South Tyrol), it came into Italian possession after WWI in 1919. The main features of this region are the stark mountains and cliffs, their bizarre forms and the absence of people.

A mountainside lake on the way from Zurich to the Dolomites Lush green mountainside
A mountainside lake on the way from Zurich to the Dolomites

Lush green mountainside
A lake at the top of a pass in Switzerland The first of the Dolomite mountains
A lake at the top of a pass in Switzerland

The first of the Dolomite mountains
Solitary peak This is the place to take the cable car to Sass Pordo
Solitary peak

This is the place to take the cable car to Sass Pordo
Steep mountainsides from the cable car up Sass Pordo It gets even steeper here
Steep mountainsides from the cable car up Sass Pordo
It gets even steeper here
Rivers of snow from Sass Pordo From Sass Pordo
Rivers of snow from Sass Pordo

From Sass Pordo
Looking down from Sass Pordo More stark mountains
Looking down from Sass Pordo

More stark mountains
Top of a pass. The roads here are a dream for motorbikers: There are a lot here hugging the curves Pockets of snow
Top of a pass. The roads here are a dream for motorbikers: There are a lot here hugging the curves

Pockets of snow
Idyllic mountain scene Cold stark cliffs
Idyllic mountain scene
Cold stark cliffs
This one's somewhat like Sugarloaf in Rio? A nice formation
This one's somewhat like Sugarloaf in Rio?

A nice formation
Looking down into a green valley Roadside chapel
Looking down into a green valley

Roadside chapel

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