Auronzo and Misurina Resort / Places

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The typical fairy-tale like mountain scenery in Veneto takes the name of Misurina: at 1756 m of altitude it overlooks the biggest natural water expanse in the Cadore area and is embraced by some of the most noble mountain outlines in the Dolomites.

Its location next to the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, which can be reached on foot or by car, is without a doubt one of the reasons for the worldwide fame of this hamlet, part of the town of Auronzo. A sought after destination for tourist breakaways, it offers glimpses of profound alpine beauty, well beyond the winter months. Additionally, holidays in Misurina can rely on state-of-the-art accommodation and sport facilities so that visitors can fully appreciate the surrounding splendour during their time here.

The centre of attention of this beautiful bowl-shaped valley, which has been attracting visitors from all over the world since the 19th century, is clearly Lake Misurina, 5 m deep and with a perimeter of 2600 m. Throughout summer Lake Misurina is ideal for sailing trips to admire the landscape from a privileged perspective or relaxing strolls on the 1 km long footpath along the lake shore. Summer days, perfect for holidays, that mix relaxation, sport and healthy activities, are also suited to admire various species of animals, be it birds, such as wild ducks and swallows, or the different types of trout that the live in the lake. For those wanting to go angling during their holidays there is Lake Antorno, situated near the Tre Cime di Lavaredo.

Thanks to the peculiar climate conditions, holidays at Lake Misurina are ideal to relief asthma and other respiratory conditions – indeed, Pio XII, the only dedicated centre in Italy for the cure of childrens asthma, is located here. Winter temperatures are particularly low and the snow falls abundantly, hence, the snow runs are fully open from November through to April without the need for artificial snow. On the contrary, summer days are mild and very dry.

The area has dense woods and majestic mounts, such as, Popena, Cristallino, Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Sorapis, Cadini, Croda dei Toni and Marmarole: holidays at Lake Misurina will give you all this and fill your tourist breakaways with visiting opportunities in contact with a dream nature. The area includes a myriad of footpaths, all perfectly marked and warm mountain refuges. Misurina di Cadore is a mountain heaven for both beginners and experts, one of only few winter tourist centres with such a huge offering.

A destination coveted by important figures from the past, such as Queen Margherita, the poet Giosuè Carducci and the mountaineer Paul Grohmann, Misurina di Cadore is always an invitation to contemplation and sport activities.

Be it summer or winter, holidays here are always a reflection of all the beauty of the Dolomites!