In the heart of the Southern Italian Alps, just a couple hours away from Venice, lies the picturesque town of Cortina d’Ampezzo. If one were to visit, they would find themselves in the midst of beautiful people and scenery, shops to explore, and stunning ski slopes. The Dolomites also make a breathtaking backdrop. While Cortina’s population is around 6,000 people, it welcomes over 50,000 visitors during the ski season. Following its hosting of the 1956 Winter Olympics, Cortina d’Ampezzo has become one of the most acclaimed mountain and ski resorts in Italy. The mountains hold both difficult runs for the experienced and beginner slopes for those skiers just starting out. One may also recognize Cortina from the big screen in big name films including The Pink Panther and James Bond. Whether you travel for the winter activities or to just simply wander around town for the day, Cortina has something for any visitor.