A UNESCO World Heritage Site
June 26, 2009 has surely been a significant day for the Dolomites!
In fact, on that day in Seville (Spain) the 21 member states of the UNESCO Committee decided to inscribe nine areas of the Dolomites on the UNESCO World Heritage List, thanks to their outstanding beauty and their unique landscapes as well as to their incomparable geological and geo-morphological features.
The UNESCO designation is a calling card for these mountains, an added value which helps to bring out the qualities of this area which are the hospitality, the cuisine and the tourist services. Certainly, this also demands a big effort in promoting and safeguarding the Dolomites as well as developing a sustainable tourism on its territory. In fact, the inscription on the World Heritage List means having an extraordinary universal value, being a reference point to preserve not only for the community but also for the whole humanity, a landmark to pass on for future generations to enjoy.