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A Guide to Dolomiti

Dolomite is the mountainous territory of the Dolomites that extends between the districts of Trentino Alto Adige and Veneto, and is subdivided into the Western and Eastern Dolomites. The first scholar to study chemical composition Déodat de Dolomieu, gave his name to the Dolomites. The population of the Dolomites love the spectacular awe inspiring mountains and are very proud of them as they have been for centuries before.

The traditional ‘ladino’ language is still spoken in certain areas of the Dolomites, including: Badia, Val Gardena, Livinalongo, Val di Fassa, Val d'Ampezzo, Cadore, Agordino, Val di Zoldo and Comelico. The fauna is incredible, it is comprised of a mixture of woods and forests, with over 1500 different species including 50 types of orchid, it is considered to be amongst the largest in Europe.

There are also many species which live exclusively in the Dolomites. The fauna also has a wealth of indigenous animals including the chamois, ibex, the royal eagle, owl and crow.
 
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