Travel Pictures Gallery.com - Italy - The Dolomites
a series of travel images from Italy, the Dolomites. A mountain range within the Alps. A region also known as South Tirol, between the regions of Trentino-Alto Adige, Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia in the north of Italy. The name comes from dolomite rock, after the 19th century french mineralogist Déodat de Dolomieu. Though you will not find the highest peaks in the Alps here there are 18 peaks over 3000m. in the region. The scenery is spectacular with craggy peaks and sweeping valleys. Exploring the mountains while hiking the trails is the way to go. This diversity of landscapes made it a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2009.