Hotels Marmolada

Also known as the Queen of the Dolomites, Marmolada is an impressive massif of the Venetian Alps situated halfway between Valle del Cordevole and Val di Fassa. Its highest peak, Punta Penia (3342 metres above sea level), is the highest mountain of the Dolomites. The northern slope of the massif hosts the Marmolada Glacier, the largest one of the whole mountain range.
The tourist resorts of Malga Ciapela and Arabba, which develop on the slopes of Marmolada, are famous all over the world for their traditional warm hospitality, the wide range of accommodation facilities they gather and the modern tourist services they offer. A short distance from them is the popular resort of Canazei, one of the most appreciated tourist centres of the Dolomites.

Malga Ciapela, situated in the municipality of Rocca Pietore, is the departure point of the Marmolada cable car which leads to Punta di Rocca (3309 metres above sea level), while Arabba, situated just in the heart of the municipality of Livinallongo del Col di Lana, connects the Marmolada district with the four valleys which develop around Gruppo del Sella, which are all included in the large Dolomiti Superski circuit.

Marmolada district gathers 62 kilometres of snowcapped slopes. One of the most famous is the 12-kilometre-long trail which connects Punta Rocca with Malga Ciapela. Not to be missed are Marmolada's rough climbing paths: the southern slope gathers some of the most renowned and difficult routes with fixed ropes and iron steps in Italy. Among the most famous ones are Punta Penia, also known as Soldà-Conforto, on the south-western slope, Vinatizer-Castiglioni, on the southern wall of Punta di Rocca, the famous Attraverso il Pesce" (Across Fish) Route and the so-called “Modern Times" Route, the latter two being accessible by real experts only.
During summer, even amateurs will have the opportunity to walk across the route with fixed ropes and iron steps which connects Val Ombretta and Lake Fedaia to the top of Punta Penia in 5 hours.

Not to be missed is the route of Serrai di Sottoguda. This canyon, which sometimes reaches 2 kilometres of depth, develops between Malga Ciapela and Sottoguda and was formed by ancient glaciers' erosive action and the passage of the stream Pettorina. Walking across this charming path, climbers will have the opportunity to cross wooden bridges overlooking deep gorges, thus admiring outstanding natural settings.
Sports lovers and tourists flocking to Marmolada during summer will have the opportunity to explore charming cycling itineraries, the most famous steps of The Giro, or take part in interesting guided tours to the Museum of World War I, which can be reached through the second cable car to Punta di Rocca, and the Museum of History, Usages and Customs of Ladinian Peoples from Livinallongo. Not to be missed are the old towns of Sottoguda, which is peppered with traditional workshops selling iron, pewter and wooden items, and Canazei, a lively resort gathering plenty of glamorous clubs.