Cortina, Italy, reopening
With Italian borders expected to reopen to citizens of several European countries on 3rd June and the summer season fast approaching, Cortina is leading the way in the national process of reopening. On 30th May, the Lagazuoi cable car was the first in Italian mountain destinations to restart operations, giving hikers and sightseers access to the top of Mount Lagazuoi and to the mesmerising view it offers. Other areas will follow: lifts of the 5 Torri, Tofane and Cristallo areas in June, Faloria in July.(see all dates here). A few mountain lodges, hotels, restaurants and shops have already started the season, and many others will open in June. Guidelines and regulations have been laid out for each type of activity to guarantee safety in all different situations.
Cortina has UNESCO World Heritage peaks, 11,200 hectares of well-preserved Natural Park, over 400 km of hiking trails, 1000 km of road-bike and MTB itineraries, a scenic 9 hole golf course, cosy mountain lodges, restaurants offering gourmet and natural food.
On top of its traditional offer, Cortina is preparing new services for a safe holiday. Some restaurants and lodges will expand their outdoor seating areas, others will provide picnic baskets for an al fresco meal with a breath-taking view, combining in a new way the great cuisine and relaxing nature Cortina has to offer. Mountain professionals will have guests discover new itineraries, with initiatives aimed at exploring lesser known spots and hiking trails.