Nine mountainous systems

The Dolomites


A calcium and magnesium carbon are the unique composition of the rocks that form the Dolomites.

In 1789 Deodat de Dolomieu discovered the exact combination of the elements and the "Pale Mounts" (named in this way because of their white colour) became the Dolomites, in his honour. Despite their original name, these mountains offer a unique and unforgettable natural spectacle, especially at dusk of clear summer days.

The clarity of the stone takes on a pinkish purple color, and the phenomenon is called "enrosadira", a term in Ladino that literally means 'to become pink'.

However, this name betrays the truth in some of the peaks where the phenomenon is particularly evident. Just think of Catinaccio-Rossengarten or the Crode Rosse of Sesto and Ampezzo.

But there is another must more suggestive explanation. There is a legend that tells about a desperate King Laurino. King Laurino was very sad for the loss of his daughter Ladina who was kidnapped by Latemar and the king cursed his beautiful rose garden, which had betrayed him by revealing the presence of his beautiful daughter. So he prohibited the roses from flowering, he ordered them from flowering during the day and at night. However, he forgot to forbid them from flowering at sunset: since then the beautiful mountains of the Catinaccio bloom the enrosadira.

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