The primary activity in Cortina appears to be walking up and down the main street, the pedestrian-only Corso Italia, in the most fashionable skiwear money can buy. Most of the buildings are pleasingly low-scale and Alpine in design, and at the town center is the pretty 18th-century church of Santi Filippo e Giacomo, with a charming bell tower eclipsed in height only by the majestic peaks. It is on these peaks that most visitors set their sights, enjoying an array of outdoor activities on the slopes.

Festivals & Markets

The Piazza Italia near the bus station doubles as Cortina's marketplace. Stalls sell produce, mountain cheeses, clothing, housewares, and other items on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 8:30am to 1pm. While chic Cortina concerns itself mostly with secular pursuits, the town turns out for a solemn religious procession down the main street, Corso Italia, on Good Friday.

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