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The 3 peaks of Lavaredo: Trekking in Veneto

One of the most beautiful and exciting experiences that can be had in Veneto is without a doubt being able to admire the naturalistic spectacle offered by the 3 peaks of Lavaredo. A true symbol of the Dolomites as well as one of the most famous landscape highlights found within the Tre Cime Natural Park.

These rocky ridges, which rise solemnly and majestically into the sky, provide one of the most beautiful sights you can see in Veneto . Particularly at sunset, when the rock turns red and at dawn, as the sun reveals the absolute beauty of these mountains. The most famous rocks in Italy are in fact located on the border between Veneto and Trentino Alto Adige and can be reached and admired through various trekking routes, ideal for those who are passionate about mountains and excursions.

The 3 Cime di Lavaredo can be reached without too much difficulty and, although they are not extensive in height, they remain one of the most sensational natural monuments in the world , which attracts tourists and visitors from everywhere. So let's see how to best organize your holiday in Veneto to reach the 3 Cime di Lavaredo.

Holiday in Veneto to discover the 3 Cime di Lavaredo

Officially proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009 , the Tre Cime di Lavaredo are limestone obelisks known as: the Cima Grande, the central one which reaches 2999 meters above sea level and which was climbed for the first time in 1869 by the Viennese Paul Grohmann, the Cima Ovest, which however does not exceed 2973 metres, and the small peak, just 2857 metres.

In order to reach or admire the famous Three Peaks, you can take various paths designed for every type of walker, from beginners to the most expert climber. The routes are equipped with via ferratas that allow you to reach truly sensational panoramic views of the peaks. The paths to reach the Tre Cime are n.101 and n.105 starting from the Auronzo refuge on Monte Paterno . Along this path you also come across the Lavaredo refuge and the Forcella Lavaredo. The two shelters are 1.7 kilometers apart from each other for an estimated time of 35 minutes.

The entire 3 Cime di Lavaredo Park , established in 1981, aims to protect the mountain area and the heritage it hosts between Veneto and Trentino. The park features an interesting museum and visitor center. Here you can book a visit with a mountain guide or learn about the history and natural features of the site.

The 3 Peaks are not alone: ​​along the different routes you can encounter several equally beautiful and famous mountains, such as Monte Paterno , from which you can have a privileged view of the Three Peaks and where the Auronzo Refuge is located as well as the Gallerie del Monte Paterno famous for being the theater of the First World War which took place in this place.

You cannot miss seeing the Cristallo , the Cima Dieci or Croda rossa d'Ampezzo, the Croda dei Toni , the Marmarole , Sorapis , or even Cadini di Misurina. In addition to these splendid mountains and their particularly suggestive excursions, you can also admire Lake Misurina, in which the three peaks are reflected and which is located in the municipality of Auronzo di Cadore.

When to plan a trip to the 3 Cime di Lavaredo?

You can plan your visit to the Tre Cime di Lavaredo all year round, naturally taking into account the harsh winter temperatures and snow that you may encounter along the routes. The ideal period is from May to September , considering that July and August are naturally the months with the highest tourist influx. Autumn is undoubtedly one of the best periods: the colors of this season amplify the sensations that this natural spectacle has to offer.

Let's draw conclusions: Veneto and its trekking routes

Veneto is a region waiting to be discovered and the Tre Cime di Lavaredo are just one of its routes, there are also many in the Dolomites or on Lake Garda. To best enjoy the play of color and beauty of this natural place, a stay in Veneto is ideal, even better if you take advantage of a private apartment booked online , to have the freedom and autonomy to manage your visit to this UNESCO heritage site.


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