Roped children practice climb wall. Sunburst. Cortina d'Ampezzo church, Dolomites, Italy, Europe.
Surprisingly young children climb and rappel (abseil) while harnessed and roped on a practice wall in downtown Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, Europe. Afternoon sun rays burst through clouds over the Ampezzo Dolomites. Cortina's parish church, the Basilica dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo, was built 1769-1775, and the new belltower was built 69.50 metres high in 1852-58. The mountain town of Cortina d'Ampezzo (Ladin: Anpëz, German: Hayden, at 1224 meters/4016 feet elevation) is surrounded by the Dolomites (Dolomiti, a part of the Southern Limestone Alps) at the top of Valle del Boite in the Province of Belluno, Veneto region, Italy. This ski resort hosted the 1956 Winter Olympics. UNESCO honored the Dolomites as a natural World Heritage Site in 2009.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download