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The Natural Heritage and landscape Dolomities

The Natural Heritage and landscape Dolomities

Italy post issued a postage stamp featuring the mountain range of Dolomities as a part of The Natural Heritage and landscape stamp series.

The stamp shows the artistic view of the mountain range of Dolomities.

The Natural Heritage and landscape Dolomities

The Dolomites comprises a mountain range located in the northern Italian Alps, consisting 18 peaks which rise to above 3,000 metres and cover 141,903 ha.

They form a part of the Southern Limestone Alps and extend from the River Adige in the west to the Piave Valley in the east.

The Dolomites are nearly equally shared between the provinces of Belluno, South Tyrol and Trentino.

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.

A serial property of nine areas that present a diversity of spectacular landscapes of international significance for geomorphology marked by steeples, pinnacles and rock walls, the site also contains glacial landforms and karst systems.

It is characterized by dynamic processes with frequent landslides, floods and avalanches. The property also features one of the best examples of the preservation of Mesozoic carbonate platform systems, with fossil records.

In August 2009, the Dolomites were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Dolomites are famous for skiing in the winter months and mountain climbing, hiking, cycling, and Base Jumping, as well as paragliding and hang gliding in summer.

Free climbing has been a tradition in the Dolomites since 1887, when 17-year-old Georg Winkler soloed the first ascent of the pinnacle Die Vajoletturme.

One national park and many other regional parks are located in the Dolomites.

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.

Title: The Natural Heritage and landscape Dolomities
Date of Issue: 25 July 2015
Country: Italy
Denominations: € 0.95

Source: Italy post

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