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“Come, have a close look at this wonder, without a doubt one of the most beautiful, powerful and astonishing gifts from our planet… Are they rocks or clouds? Are they true or maybe a dream?” Dino Buzzati, The Glass Mountains, 1956
The Dolomites are considered as one of the finest mountain scenery, called Dolomite Landscape, marked by distinctive and unique characters, which have an extraordinary aesthetic significance: we find a wide variety of steep rock formations, such as needles, towers, spires, pinnacles, interrupted by the horizontal shapes, like ledges, tablelands and crags; we see the green and gentle angled valleys clashing surprisingly with the awesome vertical rise of the mighty peaks.
Also called "Pale Mountains" in reason of the impressive white bright colour which they assume under the moonlight, the Dolomites are regarded as an exceptional example representing the history of the transformation of the primary carbonatic platform into an alpine range.