The Dolomites are a mountainous region; part of the Southern Alps and extend from the Alto Adige region of Italy. This picture below is of the Dolomites in the Trentino Alto Adige Region from an extraordinary book, 100 Countries, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See by National Geographic.
The rugged Dolomites characterize the Alto Adige region.
(Photo credit: Gavin Hellier/Getty Images, p. 182 from 100 Countries, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See by National Geographic.)
The Dolomites are a tourist mecca, famous for skiing, hiking, mountain climbing, base jumping, paragliding and hang gliding, depending on the season. A picture can only somewhat capture a small amount the beauty contained in this area of the world. What makes this area unique is that unlike other beautiful mountainous areas, the Dolomites have remained relatively undeveloped. Still you will be able to find hotels, dining, shopping and other tourist attractions but at the same time remain within the rustic atmosphere of this beautiful location.