The elevations of Appiano provide a breathtaking view of the Dolomites. Catinaccio & Co. attract from a distance.
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In 2009 the Dolomites have been declared a Natural World Heritage site, with good reason. If you have once seen these mountains, you won’t ever forget them. Even if this mountain range does not belong to Appiano, it is one of the main characteristics of South Tyrol. From Appiano you can by the way enjoy a breathtaking view on the Catinaccio, Latemar, the Sciliar and other Dolomite peaks.
The Dolomites are part of the Southern Limestone Alps and stretch in the south west of the province as well as in Trentino and Belluno. In the province of Bolzano this mountain range is delimited by the Valle Isarco in the west, the Valle dell’Adige in the south and the Val Pusteria in the north. The bizarre fossil coral reefs often soar in the background of gentle hills and alpine pastures, making the general view so fascinating. The rock layers of various epochs are clearly visible, in the structures of the rocks you can for example see remnants of the period of volcanoes.
The Dolomites also border on various language groups, for example the Ladin-speaking area in Valgardena and Val Badia at the border between South Tyrol and the Trentino.