Lago di Landro/Dürrensee, Val Pusteria/Pustertal, Sesto Dolomites, South Tyrol, Forcella Staunies lift, Monte Cristallo, Italy, Europe.
From a stairway at Rifugio Guido Lorenzi on Monte Cristallo, see Lago di Landro/Dürrensee in Val Pusteria/Pustertal beneath the Sesto Dolomites (Dolomiti di Sesto, or Sexten/Sextner/Sextener Dolomiten). A lift to Forcella Staunies on Monte Cristallo gives unforgettable views over the Dolomites mountains near Cortina d'Ampezzo, in the Province of Belluno, Veneto region, Italy, Europe. Monte Cristallo lies within Parco Naturale delle Dolomiti d'Ampezzo. Directions: From Cortina, drive 6km east on SR48 to the large parking lot for Ski Area Faloria Cristallo Mietres (just west of Passo Tre Croci Federavecchia). Take a chair-lift from Rio Gere to Son Forca (rising from 1698m to 2215m). Then take the old style ovovia (egg-shaped) Gondellift Forcella Staunies to Rifugio Guido Lorenzi (2932m) for astounding views. Climbers enjoy spectacular via ferrata routes here. The beautiful Dolomiti are part of the Southern Limestone Alps. Cortina gained worldwide fame after hosting the 1956 Winter Olympics. UNESCO honored the Dolomites as a natural World Heritage Site in 2009.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download