The South Tyrolean Dolomites, UNESCO World Heritage Site
“Outstanding phenomena, areas of exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic significance” are worthy of being declared World Heritage sites. In 2009, the South Tyrolean Dolomites were awarded World Heritage status on account of their unique natural landscape and special geological and geomorphic significance. Dolomite rock is made special by a famous natural phenomenon called Enrosadira, which shrouds the “pale mountains” in glorious colours at dawn and dusk.
The nine mountain ranges of the Dolomites which belong to the UNESCO’s World Heritage include the natural parks Puez-Odle and Fanes-Senes-Braies which extend into Alta Badia.