Dolomites-UNESCO Foundation

The Dolomites – “the most beautiful mountains around the world” (Reinhold Messner), “the most beautiful natural architecture worldwide” (Le Corbusier). Howsoever they are nominated, their monumental sublimity and geological as well as geomorphological uniqueness are unquestionable and beyond any doubt.

The “pale mountains”, characterized by sharp rock needles, white cliffs and numerous nature parks, managed it to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. On 26th June 2009, at the Seville Conference, the World Heritage Committee decided to award the extraordinary natural beauty of nine Dolomite ranges which extend over the Autonomous Province of Bolzano/Bozen-South Tyrol, the Autonomous Province of Trento and the Provinces of Belluno, Pordenone and Udine.

The inclusion of the Dolomites in this popular list is therefore one of the highest forms of recognition which automatically implies a strong commitment and responsibility for the safeguard and sustainable development of this wonderful region.