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Cortina d'Ampezzo is an attractive town in the Southern Alps. It is in the spectacular Venetto region of Northern Italy. The town itself is known as a lively place with plenty of interest to the après-ski crowd. Located in a wide valley amongst spectacular Dolomitic scenery, the resort has three major ski areas, all are accessible with the famous Dolomiti Superski pass. Skiing is of the highest quality as Cortina d'Ampezzo is a former Olympic site. The slopes accommodate everyone from beginners to the most ardent of professionals and it has with 140 km of slopes. Within the town there are a number of hotels and guest houses, and there are many bars and restaurants. Some famous film scenes have been shot here, including some memorable ski scenes from the James Bond movie ‘For Your Eyes Only’.
The closest airports to Cortina d'Ampezzo are Venice and Treviso as well as Verona, Munich, Innsbruck, Bergamo, Brescia and Milan are also options for Cortina d'Ampezzo but transfer time can be well over three hours during peak travel time. The most convenient airport from which to reach Cortina d'Ampezzo is Treviso or Venice, each of which is a one to two hour transfer to Cortina d'Ampezzo. Please note if you fly into Innsbruck or Munich airport you will have to travel via Brenner Pass which might increase you transfer fees. Here ere the distances between airports and Cortina d'Ampezzo:
Public transport options to Cortina d’Ampezzo are limited thanks to the lack of direct rail links. If you are intent on using the public transport system be prepared for many changes. This means that journey times will be longer than usual. The following are the most viable journeys by public transport:
The usual alpine problem of a lack of rail connections means that public transport is not always the best way to get to Cortina d'Ampezzo from your airport of choice. Airport transfers are a convenient way to get to and from the resort. You can book them in advance and they are cost effective and comfortable. The convenience of an airport transfer cannot be overstated. You are buying the benefit of a direct journey and no changes.