Sexten Dolomites Range, South Tyrol, Italy (with Map & Photos)

The Sexten Dolomites Range (Dolomiti di Sesto) form the northeastern mountain range of the Dolomites in Italy. They are located in the extreme east of South Tyrol and in the north of the province of Belluno, and are bordered to the north by Pustertal, to the northeast and east by Sextental, to the south by Val d'Anciei and to the west by Höhlensteintal. Within the Dolomites groups grouped by UNESCO under the " Northern Dolomites ", the Sexten Dolomites were part of the "Dolomites World Heritage Site from 26 June 2009.

Sexten Dolomites Range
Sexten Dolomites Range

The Sexten Dolomites is one of the lesser known places among tourists.

This mountain range is located in the Italian provinces of Belluno and Bolzano. It owes its name to the main city of the region - Sesto (Sexten), which is the easternmost municipality of the Italian region of Trentino-Alto Adige. Like many cities in the region, Sexten is surrounded by mountain peaks on all sides. An interesting fact is that the mountains surrounding the city actually create a natural sundial. Looking at the peaks illuminated by the sun, you can always clearly recognize the time of day!

Sexten Dolomites Range
Sexten Dolomites Range

The area around Sexten is the undisputed gateway to the Tre Cime Natural Park. The Three Peaks, or "Tre Cime di Lavaredo", is one of the most characteristic sights of the Sexten Dolomites, as well as the most recognizable point of the park. "Tre Cime" consists of three huge stone columns that have been a challenge for climbers for generations. Around them lies an easy mountain path, accessible even to unprepared travelers.

Sexten Dolomites Range
Sexten Dolomites Range

The Sexten Dolomites, accessible not only to lovers of "via ferraty" and rock climbing, but also ideal for a family trip to the mountains. Many fantastic day trips can be taken with the shared family ticket, which allows unlimited cable car rides offered by the Tre Cime sports centre.

Sexten Dolomites Map