Sporteventi has been organizing a AC Milan Academy Camp at Cortina d’Ampezzo, the Pearl of the Dolomites, for over four years, with ever greater success. The countryside with a population of almost 7000 boasts an extraordinary thousand year history, with thousands of tourists from the world over attracted here every year by the beauty of its landscape, numerous activities and sports, lively atmosphere of the Center, elegance of its stores, quality of its restaurants and the hospitality of its hotels.Whether in winter or in summer, Cortina d’Ampezzo has something for everybody, and not just ski-lovers.
For all this and more Cortina is known as the “Queen of the Dolomites“. Some of the world’s most famous films have been filmed in Cortina, including:
- Ash Wednesday with Elizabeth Taylor and Henry Fonda
- The Pink Panther with David Niven and Peter Sellers
- For Your Eyes Only with Roger Moore
- Von Ryan’s Express with Frank Sinatra
- Cliffhanger with Sylvester Stallone
- (Christmas Vacation 2000) Vacanze di Natale 2000 by Carlo Vanzina
This city has organized Olympics and world championships, offering its hospitality every year to thousands of tourists from all over the world, with different alternatives for entertainment every day. Settled deep in the beauty of these amazing surroundings, participants in the AC Milan Academy Camp learn soccer techniques and strategy and train in the Alverà Sports Field located on the most beautiful mountain in this city.
Downhill ski is not the only winter sport that has made Cortina world famous; there is also an Olympic ski jump located at the entrance to the region, an exciting bobsled chute where international competitions are held every year including the sport called taxibob, and a new Ski Center with rental service, information and expert teachers. There is also an excellent riding (equitation) school, an Olympic Stadium where you can practice your ice skating, curling and ice hockey, and a covered pool, just to mention some of the various sports installations. Among the many summer sports available are mountain-biking paths as well as innumerable possibilities for those who love to hike, trekking, climbing or extreme sports.
Of the many famous people have visited in the past:, two are remembered with special excitement. Ezio Greggio (remembered by millions of Italians at the microphone of “Striscia la Notizia“) spent a full week here, and Davide Mengacci who has visited and dedicated several shots during his television show.
Cortina’s other VIPs are many.
More information is available on the official Dolomiti Orientali site: www.dolomiti.org