ITALY: Dolomites: Civetta, Pelmo: Alleghe
20 images Created 8 Oct 2013
Monte Civetta (3220 meters or 10,564 feet) rises high above hiker trails accessible via lift from Alleghe resort village, in the Dolomites, Belluno province, Veneto region, Italy, Europe. Also admire or hike around Monte Pelmo (3169 meters or 10,397 feet) to the northeast. Monte Cernera rises above Santa Fosca/Pescul village on the way to Monte Pelmo along a scenic back road, Strada Statale 251. 200 million years ago, Triassic coral reefs fossilized into Dolomite. Collision of tectonic plates lifted the Dolomites (Dolomiti) within the Southern Limestone Alps. UNESCO honored the Dolomites as a natural World Heritage Site in 2009.