Green new beginning

Green new beginning

27 June 2020 Off By Facto Edizioni

/ In view of the reopening in July and the future international sporting events it will host, the Faloria cableway in Cortina has been upgraded with an electric transmission system that protects the environment while increasing safety and reliability /

Numerous surveys carried out recently have confirmed: for tourism, this could be the summer of mountains. With their immense relaxing green spaces easily allowing social distancing and a place to exercise safely outdoors after the weeks of being confined to home during the lockdown, the mountains are appealing more and more to families. 

This is true in Italy too, a country known abroad perhaps more for its almost 8,000km of coastline, but also endowed with exceptional marvels at high altitude (indeed over 35% of Italy is covered by mountains, and a further 42% by hills). Among these, UNESCO World Natural Heritage sites such as the Dolomites, in the eastern Alps – also called the ‘pale’ mountains due to the colour of their dolomite rock – which cross the Veneto, but also extend into the provinces of Trento and Bolzano in Trentino Alto Adige and Udine and Pordenone in Friuli Venezia Giulia.

Cortina d’Ampezzo is rightly known as the ‘pearl of the Dolomites’ due to its magnificent location in the heart of the mountain range. The city that hosted the 1956 Winter Olympic Games and will host the 2026 Games jointly with Milan (and next year the Alpine World Ski Championships) is not only an excellent ski resort. In summer it also impresses both lovers of excursions, climbing, mountain biking and nature, as well as those who care more about culture and social life, hosting international exhibitions and cultural events and representing a meeting place for much of the Italian jet-set.

The historic Faloria cableway starts right in the centre of Cortina, connecting the city with Monte Faloria at an altitude of 2,120m, at a point where the ski slopes meet in winter and offering a wonderful view over the Dolomites. In total, the cableway climbs more than 900m and since its construction in 1939, has comprised 3 stations: the bottom one in the city (1,230m asl), the middle one in Mandres (1,500m) and the top station, reached with a single span climbing almost 650m until reaching, over an exciting section where the cars run a few metres from the rock, the Faloria mountain hut. 

When the cableway reopens on… 

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