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Getting There

By Train -- The closest train station to Cortina is the one at Calalzo di Cadore, 30km (19 miles) south. From Calalzo, 30 daily buses connect with Cortina. There are 10 trains a day to Calalzo from Venice, but only two are direct (2 1/2 hr; with connections, allow 3-4 hr.). There are also six daily direct runs from Padua (3 hr.).

By Bus -- Frequent STI bus service provides the only public transportation in and out of Cortina (tel. 800-846-047 in Italy; www.sii.bz.it). There are two daily buses each from Bolzano (about 4 hr.), stopping in Bressanone (about 2 3/4 hr.), that head to Cortina, but with a change in Dobbiaco. There is also one daily bus to and from Venice (tel. 035-237-641; 4 1/2 hr.) and a daily bus to and from Milan (tel. 02-801-161; 6 1/2 hr.). The bus station in Cortina is located in the former train station on Via Marconi.

By Car -- The spectacularly scenic Grande Strada delle Dolomiti links Bolzano and Cortina, while S51 heads south toward Venice, connecting south of Belluno to Autostrada A27, for a total trip time of about 3 hours between Cortina and Venice.

Visitor Information

The APT tourist office, Piazetta San Francesco 8 (tel. 0436-3231; fax 0436-3235; www.cortina.dolomiti.com or www.dolomiti.com), is open daily 9am to 12:30pm and 4 to 7pm. In addition to a list of accommodations, the English-speaking staff will provide a wealth of information on ski slopes, hiking trails, and bus schedules.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.