The Regole d’Ampezzo
The more you discover about the history and traditions of Cortina d’Ampezzo, the more appealing it becomes!
Mara and Ivano, who currently run the Locanda del Cantoniere, are proud to be part of the Ampezzo community, which continues to work to preserve the true identity of the Regina delle Dolomiti (the Queen of the Dolomites), its natural beauty and its origins.
The conversion of the former casa cantoniera into a hotel at the western gateway to the Natural Park of the Ampezzo Dolomites was made possible thanks to the Regole d’Ampezzo, the local authorities that, among their other duties, administer the territory of the Park.
This ancient institution arose from a group of consortia of indigenous families for the collective use of the pastures and woods at the time of the Celtic and Roman colonizations.
Recognized by a state law, the Regole d’Ampezzo are just as active today, and can be considered as constituting the historical and cultural foundations of the town.
On the basis of the reform of the local autonomous authorities, the Statute of Cortina d’Ampezzo states the following: “The municipality considers the Regole as being an essential heritage of the history of the Ampezzo community, ensuring the protection and development of its culture, native environment, natural beauty and environmental health”.
The indigenous families of Cortina have organized and utilized a common undivided heritage of pastures and woods in a totally democratic way for the good of all those involved.