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The Dolomites are a mountain range within the Alps shared between the regions of Trentino-Alto Adige, Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia in Italy. They are a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2009.


Monte Cristallo, near Cortina d'Ampezzo

The Dolomites are also known as the Pale Mountains they got their name from the rock dolomite, named after french mineralogist Déodat de Dolomieu who was the first to study it in the 18th century. The chemical composition of the rocks gives rise to the phenomenon known as enrosadira or alpenglow, it can be seen at dawn or sunset when the mountains look orange-reddish (or pink-purple).




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