The Dolomites are mountain ranges in northeastern Italy, part of the Alps. A national park and many local parks spread out in the area. In August 2009 (33rd meeting), the Dolomites were declared a World Heritage Site.
The area is divided into western and eastern Dolomites and is separated by a line following the Banja valley – Kambalongo Pass – Kordtelovle Valley. They form part of the Southern Calcareous Alps and extend from the Adie River to the west up to the River Piave east. The northern and southern borders are defined by the Puster Valley and the Sougan valley. The Dolomites are equally divided between the regions of Belluno, South Tyrol and Trentino.
There are also groups of mountains with a similar geological structure that extend beyond the River Piave East – Dolomiti d ‘Ortrepipe and across the River Antica west – Brenda Group (Western Dolomites). There is also a smaller group of Piccole Dolomites (Minor Dolomites) between the provinces of Trentino, Verona and Vicenza.
As far as the climate is concerned, it changes because of the average altitude, but it is mainly characterized by alpine climate with cold winter and mild summer. The precipitation patterns are also typical of the alpine climate. Advanced Spring and Summer is the main period of rainfall with a peak in July and a fall in autumn with an upswing in November. Snowfall in the highlands begins in December and lasts up to April and the average snow density is 50-100 cm. The average annual temperature reaches 6 ° C.
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