If baking on a beach is not your cup of tea, head for the dizzying heights of Cortina d'Ampezzo in Italy's Dolomite mountains for a completely different holiday experience.
Get your adrenaline highs on Cortina's legendary via ferrata routes and exhilarating downhill freeride tracks. Enjoy spectacular hikes and mountain bike excursions immersed in the area's breathtaking alpine landscape. Round off your day with cultural high notes at altitude, thanks to the Dino Ciani classical music festival which starts this week and runs from 26 July to 11 August with concerts by world class performers held in a variety of venues in town and on the mountain.
Take advantage of great online rates and special deals available throughout the festival period at selected hotels with extras such as guided hikes which include taking in First World War trenches high in the mountains.
Said Marianne Moretti, from Cortina Turismo:
Cortina offers a truly unique mix of alpine outdoor activities in spectacular scenery, as well as culture, history and gastronomy at a high level.