Dolomites Mountains, Italy

The Dolomites (Italian Dolomiti) are a mountain range in southern Limestone Alps. They rise in Italy (Trentino-Alto Adige and Veneto). Since 26 June 2009, the Dolomites are listed as World Heritage.

In a broad sense, they are also a set consisting of the Alps Alps Alps Fiemme and Vicenza.


They take their name from the “dolomite” limestone of marine origin named by Nicolas Theodore de Saussure in honor Déodat Gratet Dolomieu, the eighteenth-century French geologist who was the first to study it. Before this recent designation altogether, they were commonly called Monti Pallidi the “pale mountains”.

With 3343 meters of altitude, the Marmolada is the highest point of the massif.




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