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Comprising of twenty-nine tiny hamlets and situated in the area known as Fodòm inside the Ladinia province, Livinallongo del Col di Lana – whose administrative centre is located at Pieve di Livinallongo in the sunniest area of the valley – is a magical landscape and a natural paradise for your mountain holidays and escapes, surrounded by some of the best known Dolomite peaks, such as the Sella Group, Monte Civetta and Marmolada.
A natural heaven with amazing colours and atmospheres: the area around Livinallongo del Col di Lana offers all types of attractions, both natural and historical, as well as magnificent skiing in places such as Arabba, its most renowned hamlet.
This town is in perfect symbiosis with the Marmolada, the 'Queen of the Dolomites' - 3342 m – which is the highest point in the Dolomites and in Veneto alike, with slopes open all year round. The Marmolada-Arabba skiing resort forms, with the adjoining Malga Ciapela area, a focal spot for skiing enthusiasts from everywhere.
Skiing runs in Arabba are part of the Sella Ronda link, which crosses the Dolomite passes of Pordoi, Sella, Gardena and Campolongo – definitely one of the best skiing areas in the world. Arabba is also included in the interconnected Dolomiti Superski Pass covering the skiing areas of the Upper Belluno Province, Marmolada, Falcade Tre Valli and Ski Civetta.
In Marmolada and Arabba cable cars, gondolas, chair and ski-lifts provide access to an amazing chain of slopes, suitable for every level of ability from beginner to professional - for whom special slopes are reserved. Particularly exciting in the Marmolada Arabba skiing complex is the run called La Bellunese, which can be accessed from Malga Ciapela by cable car up to the top of Punta Rocca from where you can then enjoy 12 km of pure adrenaline.
Winter breaks in Marmolada and Arabba are hard to be matched: winter holidays with sport and fun - skiing, ice-skating, snow-boarding, sledging - in one of the most attractive locations in the Dolomites. But it is not just winter holidays as in summer Arabba is ready to welcome tourists who want to enjoy hiking and rambling along the routes of the Dolomites.
Around Arabba summer days provide plenty of opportunities to be inspired whilst admiring the landscape or carrying out various activities, such as excursions (by foot, mountain bike or horse), exclusive itineraries and many other disciplines, both outdoors and indoors. Summer holidays in the Marmolada Arabba area speak of pure air, enchanting sceneries and relaxation, often in combination with cultural events now and again.
Those interested in war remains and evidences should not miss the forts Ruaz and Corte situated between Araba and Livinallongo - the region was witness to some of the fiercest fighting of the First World War: the Col di Lana was known as the 'Hill of Blood' after the 8000 soldiers who lost their lives on it during the battle.
For your holidays in Arabba and Marmolada you will have the best accommodation to choose from, where you will find a great welcoming, cleanliness throughout and quaint architectures. Indeed, with their warmth during the cold winter days and cool rooms in the hot summer days, these beautiful huts provide on their own enough justification to choose a holiday and escape in Arabba and Marmolada. A stroll through the town centre and a visit to the 16th century abbey will provide the occasion to restore your soul and give some true meaning to your life, making you feel part of an exclusive world: these are your holidays in Arabba.
Not to be missed is also the local food with many mouth-watering traditional dishes. In other words, be it winter or summer, here you will always spend only ideal holidays and recover from the stress of life.