The Dolomites, located in northeastern Italy, are a mountain range most famously known for its skiing; however, come summer, when the snow melts to uncover lush green grass and a rainbow of flowering buds, this region begins to reveal its true beauty and draw.
Perhaps that’s why, since the late 1800’s, travelers have converged from all over the world to trek their way through this hilly terrain during the milder months. But, none have been so rewarded for their upward-bound adventures as the travelers of today: Not only are rates lower, but a new movement in local haute cuisine means that hikers are now being greeted on hilltops with some of the country’s most lauded culinary offerings.
It’s time to hike the hills, soak in the beauty, and indulge in the delicacies of Italy’s Dolomites. Get the full experience at The New York Times and see more stunning photos.