Due to the unexpected and abundant snowfalls of November, the ski season has started off quite early in the Italian Dolomites.
The Dolomiti Superski, the largest ski circuit in Italy, has seen thousands of skiers and snowboarders challenge the slopes of the Faloria peak and Col Gallina over the last two weeks.
Thinking of joining them or more interested in a bit of social life?
No problem: Cortina d'Ampezzo is the ideal location for sportifs and trendsetters as well.
Let's discover the rich agenda of events and appointments in Cortina d'Ampezzo in December 2019.
The best strudel of the Dolomites? Well,the one of Pasticceria Fiori ranks quite high in the list
Preparing and cooking cakes, strudel and cookies since 1910, Pasticceria Fiori is quite an institution in this part of the Italian Dolomites.
The little village of San Vito di Cadore, where the painter Titian was born, is probably more known for its strudel: a special wrap filled with sweet apples, honey, almonds, pines and raisins.
Not much into apples and raisins?
Give a try to their krapfen, typical donought-like sweet covered with powdered sugar (make sure you clean your face after biting one!) filled with cream or marmalade and to their cake Linzer with blueberry.
We love them because
- they are open from 7 am to 9 pm
- you can get your sweets and drive back to your cozy room at Ambra Cortina for a yummy tea or a different after dinner
The giant advent calendar in the main square in Cortina
The traditional December event filling both kids' and adults' eyes with wonder is the Advent Calendar in Cortina.
Starting from Sunday, 1st December, the windows of the old township palace will be enlightened one by day.
The night of Christmas all the 25 windows will be illuminated for the Christmas night.
Lets' start the count down.
Cortina Fashion Week End: find what the latest Winter and Fall trends are
The Cortina Fashion Week End is one of the most awaited for appointments in Cortina in December.
This year, the week end will start on Friday, 6th December: music will fill the air in the centre of Cortina as you go windowshop or sip some spumante at some open air aperitif venues.
Saturday, 7th December: get ready for some acrobatic performances from the Church Bell Tower.
Too engaged in the performance to go shopping?
Do not worry! Shops will be open till midnight on Saturday, 7th December in Cortina
The most glam cocktail in Cortina is the Enrosadira cocktail at Grand Hotel Savoia.
Dress code: the enrosadira colors. Feeling at a loss? The enrosadira is the name of the light effects on the Dolomites at sunset and dawn. The Dolomites reflect a wide range of colors going from orange to gold, pink and purple.
What's the enrosadira color that best suit you?
The Colbacco & Tacco 12 party goes from Cortina to Cannes
This year, we partnered with ILTM, the International Luxury Travel Market in Cannes and Trento Spumanti and we are bringing our glam party from the snow of the Dolomites to the French Riviera.
Planning to be in Cannes or in the nearabouts by December, 4th? Come and say hello.
Snowboard World Cup in Cortina
Yeah baby: Cortina is welcoming the best snowboarders this December.
save the dates:
- Friday, 14th December first competitions
- Saturday, 15th December finals and ...party time at the Rifugio Faloria
See you there!