Pale di San Martino

The Dolomiti of the writer Dino Buzzati

Extraordinary peaks like Cimon della Pala, which at sunset turn fire red along with the nearby Cima Vezzana, vertical walls like Sass Maor, desert highlands towards the small glacier of Fradusta: in other words, the Pale di San Martino in the nature park of the same name.

To enjoy beautiful views of the Pale di San Martino you can explore the romantic Val Venegia, or go up Val Canali, at the entrance of which there is the Visitor Centre of Parco di Paneveggio-Pale di San Martino, Villa Welsperg. The lunar landscapes of the Altopiano delle Pale can be explored by taking one of the hikes offered by the Palaronda Trek.

The Dolomites of Buzzati

"Are they stones or clouds? are they real or just a dream? " The Pale di San Martino in the Eastern Dolomites were a source of inspiration for the famous writer Dino Buzzati too, who, like the English and German travellers of the 19th century, described these mountains with fascinating names, comparing them to clouds, dreams and visions.