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The Best of Italy and Germany in One Charming Region: South Tyrol and the Dolomites with Kids

If you haven’t heard of the Italian region of South Tyrol, you’re not alone. Located at the northern border of Italy and also known as Alto Adige (Italian) and Südtirol (German), it offers breathtaking scenery, charming villages and a wide variety of activities for the whole family. The jewel in South Tyrol’s crown is the famed Dolomite Mountains, a UNESCO world…

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Skiing in the Italian Dolomites with Kids

The mountain scenery in the Dolomites, located in the northern Italian Alps, is off-the-charts spectacular. If there’s a place where “skiing isn’t just skiing” and the trek to get there is worth the time and expense, this is it. UNESCO-protected, the region’s distinctive limestone cliffs are the backdrop for over 1,200km of pistes, including the unbelievable 36km Sella Ronda loop that can be covered in a single — very focused — ski day.

We spent our ski break here last winter and discovered the Dolomites is a family ski holiday …