Claces and ski mountaineering on Marmolada (BL) © Tourist Consortium Marmolada Rocca Pietore Dolomiti

Seventy years after the last Winter Olympic Games in Cortina d'Ampezzo, the twenty-fifth edition of this sporting event will be held here again, and in Milan, on February the 6th, 2026. The forthcoming competitions promise to open up the borders, so much so that some competitors will go beyond Veneto and Lombardy to embrace Trentino-Alto Adige.

Another fundamental aspect is the growing attention to the environment: the 2026 Olympics will be dedicated to ecology and sustainability, thanks to a project in which the keywords are the recovery of existing structures and the optimization of resources. And the most glamorous paths will also be trodden in the gastronomic sphere, and Cortina will be one of the most exclusive destinations.

Cortina olympics 1956 - Milano Cortina 2026

Left: Becco di Mezzodì, Cortina Dolomites / Right: Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo in 1956 © Photo Archive Zardini

Among the new openings, we mention the Alajmo Cortina restaurant, while for those with a sweet tooth, two central pastry shops should certainly be mentioned: the talented Massimo Alverà with his refined proposals and the historic Embassy pastry shop.

The Michelin stars also lead us towards the Falzarego pass: here is the Tivoli, Graziano Prest's historic restaurant, while on the road that leads to the Tre Croci pass, you will find the SanBrite where the concept of 'agricucina' wins out, under the banner of a highly refined interpretation of mountain and forest products.

Many hotels offer an interesting gastronomic proposal both in the centre and at high altitudes.

In addition to the magnificent landscapes, you can enjoy quality Venetian food and wine proposal, with the full range of wines from the historic Valpolicella cellars.
Among these, the Masi Wine Bar at Drusciè can be reached with the "Freccia nel Cielo" lift, overlooking the famous World Cup ski slopes, enjoys a view that to define as spectacular is an understatement, a real corner of paradise for bons vivents.