|Dolomites World Heritage|
On June 26th 2009 the Dolomites have been inscribed in the World Heritage List because of their exceptional beauty and unique landscape and scientific importance from the geological and geomorphological point of view.
Dolomites World Heritage
«The nine components of the Dolomites World Heritage property protect a series of hightly distinctive mountain landscapes that are exceptional natural beauty. Their dramatic vertical and pale coloured peaks in a variety of distinctive scultural forms is extraordinary in a global context. This property also contains an internationally important combination of Earth science values.
The quantity and concentration of highly varies 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 extintion event recorder in the history of life on Earth.
The sublime, monumental and colourful landscapes of the Dolomites have also long attracted hosts of travellers and history of scientific and artistic interpretations of its values».
Declaration of outstanding universal value,