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The 5 Best Places in Dolomites For Landscape Photographers

Located in north Italy, Dolomites are known for their particular rock and their imposing peaks that attract many tourists all year round and especially during the summer. This wonderful place, that became became a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2009, is considered one of the most popular destinations for mountain lovers, nature lovers and landscape photographers from all over the world.

Having been the scene of battles during the First World War, it is possible to come across trenches and a few open-air museums, making it a place rich in history as well as natural wonders.

There are many photo spots that I could mention, because the Dolomites are truly full of wonderful places to photograph, but I will list the five most beautiful and famous photo spots.

The first among them is:

1. Tre Cime di Lavaredo

Tre Cime di Lavaredo is a group of three magnificent peaks that are among the favourite destinations of hikers, mountain lovers and landscape photographers in the Dolomites. There are many hiking trails of different levels and difficulty, but the most famous hike is the circular one from the Rifugio Auronzo to the Rifugio Locatelli, which takes about 3-4 hours to be completed and is 10 km long with an elevation gain of 502 metres. The path offers a breathtaking view of the gigantic mountains and the surrounding valley, and the path is easy enough even for people with less experience.

I recommend you to stop and enjoy good local food in a shelter. It’s one of the things I love most about the Dolomites, the moment in which the effort of trekking is repaid with good food, surrounded by a breathtaking landscape.

The 5 Best Places in Dolomites For Landscape Photographers

2. Cinque Torri

The Cinque Torri are another magnificent place from which to take your incredible day and night photographs, and they are also very popular because they can be reached very easily.

The 5 Best Places in Dolomites For Landscape Photographers: Cinque Torri

This small mountain group between the Ampezzo Dolomites and the Falzarego Pass is a true paradise for climbers, hikers and landscape photographers. A short and easy walk is enough for watching them from all angles, while more experienced hikers can undertake several longer and more difficult treks in the area. It can be reached very easily by taking the chairlift from the Cinque Torri chairlift car park to the Rifugio Scoiattoli .

3. Torri del Vajolet

Torri del Vajolet are a group of seven dolomite mountain that rise in the centre of the Catinaccio Group in the Dolomites. To reach them, you can walk in one of the most beautiful and scenic hikes in the Dolomites, via the Gardeccia, Vajolet and Re Alberto refuges. For this excursion, you can start either from Vigo di Fassa by cable car or from Pera di Fassa by chairlift. From both it is an easy walk of about 50 minutes to the Rifugio Gardeccia with its fantastic view of the Catinaccio massif. From the Rifugio Gardeccia , the walk continues for 1.5 hours with a fairly demanding ascent to the Rifugio Vajolet, but it is rewarded with a spectacular panorama. From here, it is possible to proceed towards Le Torri del Vajolet and the Rifugio Re Alberto on a more demanding hike with sections of walking on the rocks and some sections with the ferrata. It lasts about an hour and is recommended for experts.

The 5 Best Places in Dolomites For Landscape Photographers: Torri del Vajolet

4. Alpe di Siusi

The Alpe di Siusi is another natural paradise for landscape photographers, especially in early summer when it is covered with many different kinds of colourful flowers. The plateau is especially beautiful at sunrise and sunset when the light becomes warm and paints the whole surrounding landscape.

You can reach the Alpe di Siusi by cable car or by car (in this case, note that the road leading to the plateau is closed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

The 5 Best Places in Dolomites For Landscape Photographers: Alpe di Siusi

5. Seceda

Seceda is a well-known and popular mountain located in Val Gardena, offering an incredible panorama of the Odle Group. Its summit is easily reached by cable car from Ortisei in Val Gardena.

The cost of the cable car is about 35 euro round trip.

Personally, I find that the best way to visit Mount Seceda is from Col Raiser. The hike is of medium difficulty, 13 km long with an altitude difference of 500 metres. This circular excursion allows you to see all the most beautiful places, including the various malgas and shelters of Seceda, such as malga Pierlongia and rifugio Firenze.

Conclusion

The Dolomites offer numerous landscapes in all seasons for all lovers of landscape photography and hiking. Some places require longer and more demanding treks, others a simple walk on an easy paths, but in any case it is always worth it. Here I have mentioned only some of the most famous, but this place is really rich
of spots to see and photograph.

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The author

Safae

Hello, I'm Safae, an adventure lover based in the Lofoten, a wonderful archipelago in northwest Norway. With a deep love for sports and a thirst for exploration, I enjoy venturing into the wonders of nature and discovering new landscapes. As a co-founder of Gotophototour, I handle some responsibilities, including administration, collaborations, and content creation. Through my writing, I love sharing my travel experiences to virtually introduce you to the places I've visited before.
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