Tuesday, October 30, 2007

A Majestic View

The Dolomites are a symbol of Italy, spanning most of the northern part of the country. The mountains are a section of the Alps. The range is famous for skiing and mountain climbing. The mountain range provides natural protection from the surrounding countries, and during World War I, the line between the Italians and the Austro-Hungarian forces ran through the Dolomites, and the plains surrounding the mountains were the site of a couple major battles during the war. The name “Dolomite” is derived from the name of the rock that forms the formidable mountain range, dolomite. The rock is sedimentary and a mineral and give the mountains their characteristic rocky and sharp peak shape.

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