The legendary Italian Dolomites are nothing short of magnificent and majestic. I had the utmost pleasure in exploring this region of Northeastern part of Italy which houses some of the most beautiful, surreal and picturesque mountain ranges in Europe. They form a part of the Southern Limestone Alps and extend from the River Adige in the west to the Piave Valley (Pieve di Cadore) in the east. It features some of the most beautiful mountain landscapes anywhere, with vertical walls, sheer cliffs and a high density of narrow, deep and long valleys.The Dolomites is a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of highly distinctive mountain landscapes that are of exceptional natural beauty, their dramatic vertical and pale coloured peaks in a variety of distinctive sculptural forms is extraordinary in a global context, they possess internationally important combination of earth science values, the quantity and concentration of highly varied limestone formations is extraordinary in a global context, whilst the superbly exposed geology provides an insight into the recovery of marine life in the Triassic period, after the greatest extinction event recorded in the history of life on Earth. The sublime, monumental and colourful landscapes of the Dolomites have also long attracted hosts of travellers and a history of scientific and artistic interpretations of its values.