Borca di Cadore can be found nestling in the green valley carved out by the Boite mountain stream, bathed in sunlight and sheltered by majestic peaks. This mountain community perched 942 metres above sea level is in the northern part of the Veneto region, not too far from the city of Venice.
The ideal spot for both winter and summer holidays, surrounded by the timeless beauty of the Dolomite landscape, Borca is ideally placed for a vast choice of daily outings to suit every level of fitness and thirst for adventure, from a simple stroll through woodlands of pine and larch, or a hike along the tracks of the now decommissioned Dolomite railways, to the thrills of the vie ferrate and mountain climbing in the surrounding peaks.
Borca sits at the foot of Monte Antelao and it is one of the best vantage points in the entire Cadore area from which to drink in stunning views of the whole of Monte Pelmo.
In the winter it is a magnet for all those wishing to take to the pistes of San Vito di Cadore and Cortina d'Ampezzo. The San Vito Ski Area, just a few kilometres away, and Cortina about 16km, are linked by a handy ski-bus service, free for holders of the ski-pass and the Cadore Card, whisking ski fans to these wonderful pistes in no time at all.
Hiking expeditions continue throughout the winter with the help of snow shoes on trails that normally lead to a mountain refuge, where you can warm the cockles of your heart with steaming plates of delicious food.
There is something for children and grown-ups alike in the Borca di Cadore Happy Park with its winter-time skating rink then, in the summer months, the little ones can play in the sun in the children’s playground while older ones can enjoy a game of tennis, five-a-side football or boules.
The Corte SPA, is an ultra-modern, superbly equipped facility, making Borca the ideal destination for people seeking to relax after a hard day’s sport, wallowing in the soothing warm waters of this magnificent spa with its stunning views of Monte Pelmo.
The local traditions and culture are still flourishing in Borca where the Ladin language is vibrantly alive and where the local residents have the greatest respect for the environment. The specialist library of the Istituto Ladin de la Dolomites and the well-stocked La Scola library with its adjacent cultural centre and the Olimpia Perini natural history museum are open all year, at the disposal of all with an interest in delving deeper into the cultural and natural treasures of this magical land.
The Corte district is home to the former ENI village, built in the 1950s as a social experiment for the employees of ENI-AGIP energy company on the orders of Enrico Matteo, the then company boss, and designed by the architect Edoardo Gellner. The village and the surrounding area are currently undergoing major restoration work.