Cortina d’Ampezzo, 8 October – The Veneto region in the north east of Italy boasts many inviting travel destinations, none more so than the lagoon city of Venice and Cortina d`Ampezzo in the Dolomites. Both cities have experienced a growing resurgence in tourist numbers despite the current financial crisis engulfing Italy according to ANSA.
Venice, throughout history, has long been a stop for many travellers, from the times of the crusades in the Middle-Ages, the Grand Tourists of the 1700s to the present day modern travellers. Claudio Scarpa who is the head of Venice’s association of hoteliers believes 70% of hotel rooms in the city were fully booked in the month of August. This is an encouraging figure as this period is considered mid-season when compared to the more popular travel periods of May, June and September.
Cortina d’Ampezzo is nestled in the Dolomites Mountain Range about two hour drive north of Venice. Known as the ‘Queen of the Dolomites’, the mountain resort is renowned as one of the most beautiful and most exclusive destinations to visit in Northern Italy. As well as the already prominent european travellers to this area Cortina has also enjoyed an increased number of tourists from the rest of the world.