Ampezzo Valley


The area included in this itinerary is called Ampezzo Valley, also known as Conca Ampezzana. The dolomitic hollow is the result of the ancient glacier of the Quaternary period, that for thousands of centuries has used the Ampezzo Valley as a final basin, and it is surrounded by famous mountains, such as Mt. Cristallo and Cinque Torri, scenaries of cruel battles during the Second World War.

among the places of interest, we reccomend Mario Rimoldi Modern Art Museum in Cortina, in whose permanent exhibition many works made by famous artist, such as De Chirico, De Pisis, Sironi, Depero and Gattuso, are featured.

One day

Recommended period:
All year long


North-western part of the Province of Belluno

Mario Rimoldi Modern Art Museum – Cortina D’Ampezzo (BL)

The Museum was officially opened in 1974 thanks to the generous gift donated to the Regole of Ampezzo by Mrs Rosa Braun, the widow of Mario Rimoldi, a well known collector in Cortina d’Ampezzo. The Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities has recognized the cultural interest of the collection which spans over a period of fife years and is noted as one of the most significant collections of the 20th century Italian art. In addition, it has recognized the importance of the collection for the presence of masterpieces by painters like Savinio, Garbari, Depero, Guttuso and of a few works which are fundamental in the study of de Pisis, Sironi, De Chirico, Semeghini, Tomea, Tosi, Campigli.

Rinaldo Zardini Palaeontology Museum– Cortina D’Ampezzo (Bl)

The museum, opened 1975, showcases a precious collection of Triassic fossils found in the area surrounding Cortina d’Ampezzo. This is one of the largest collections of fossils in existence today. Megalodons, shells of marine invertebrates, corals, sponges and the fossils of numerous animals are a concrete evidence that, in a very distant age, in this area there was a large expance of sea water.