Dolomites

Origin of the name:

The name “Dolomites” is derived from the famous French mineralogist Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu who was the first to describe the rock, dolomite, a type of carbonate rock which is responsible for the characteristic shapes and colour of these mountains; previously they were called the “pale mountains,” and it was only in the early 19th century that the name was Gallicized.

4 Replies to “Dolomites”

  1. My heart is set on visiting them. I’m in awe of those vertical grass slopes.

    “It looks like part of the mountain just slipped away! Breathtakingly cool. In August 2009 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.”

    Skydive over the top of them perhaps?!! James Bond style.

    skydiving the dolomites for htc

  2. Stay at the Alpina Dolomites Lodge when you visit. AMAZING hotel.

    The cornerstone of the Alpina Dolomites Lodge’s philosophy is its intimate relationship with nature based on environmental protection and absolute respect for the environment. This is the ideal spot to enjoy an invigorating break and to reacquire a well-balanced combination of body and spirit in direct contact with nature.

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