The Magnificent Dolomites
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The Dolomites - The World's Most Powerful Mountains

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Contributor Ryan Shirley experienced pure awe and wonderment when he hiked through the Dolomites in northern Italy, which form part of the Alps Mountains system.  The overwhelming power of the mountain peaks comes across in his intensely edited aerial reel that features shots from Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Seceda, Sassolungo, and Lago di Braies. This video was chosen as a Finalist in the Nature and Landscape category in the 2nd Annual Drone Video Awards.

Aerial Tour of Trentino
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Trentino: My Region from Above

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Contributor Daniele Bolgia created this stunning aerial mini-tour of Trentino, a province of Northern Italy.  Trentino is essentially the southern half of the semi-autonomous region of Trentino-Alto Adige, the northern half being the province of South Tyrol.  The video will take you through the spectacularly beautiful province, including magnificent shots of the  Dolomites Mountains and the provincial capital Trento.   With a population of about 120,000, Trento is one of the largest cities in the Alps.

Northern Italy's UNESCO Site
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The Dolomites in 5K: Aerial Cinematic Video


Contributor Electriclife created this stunning aerial video of the Dolomite Mountains.  Situated in northeastern Italy, this range is part of the eastern Alps, which have lower altitudes than the western Alps.  While the highest peaks in the Dolomites are a modest 3-3.3k meters (just under 11k ft) they more than make up for their modest altitude by their spectacular limestone rock formations.  Most of the range has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage natural site.

Stelvio: Second Highest Pass in the Alps
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Italy's Stelvio Pass: 5K Epic Drone Video


Electriclife created this breathtaking 4k drone video of Stelvio Pass, one of the highest mountain passes in the Eastern Alps range.  It connects Italy's South Tyrol and Sondrio provinces in the far north of the country.  With its hairpin turns, the road running through the pass is considered one of the best drives in the world, though certainly not for the faint of heart.   This pass was the scene of heavy fighting between Italy and Austria-Hungary during World War I.

Dolomites in Winter
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Dolomite In Winter 4k | Südtirol | The Story Of My Drone


Top contributor Bashir Abu Shakra recovered his lost drone and put it to good use creating this stunning 4k video of the Dolomites in Italy's Sudtirol (South Tyrol) region in the country's northeastern parts.  Shot in the winter, the video features breathtaking shots of alpine villages and the highly distinctive jagged tops of the Dolomite Mountains.  These mountains form part of the Eastern Alps range and extend into Slovenia to the east.

Dolomites: World War I Artillery Duels
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Epic Nature: The Dolomites from the Air


Italy's Dolomite Mountains are stunning in their natural beauty, and their jagged peaks make them among the world's most distinctive looking.  One of the most remarkable aspects of the history of these mountains is that they were the scene of heavy fighting in World War I.  Artillery duels between Austro-Hungarian and Italian forces in these passes were commonplace during the conflict, which ran for three years and resulted in hundreds of thousands of fatalities and over a million total casualties.

Villnöß in South Tyrol
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Italian Dolomites: Villnöß


Behold this stunning 4k drone video by Bashir Abu Shakra from northeastern Italy.  Villnöß is a small town in Italy's South Tyrol province.  The German-sounding name of the town and the province is not coincidence; this area had historically been part of the Austro Hungarian Empire prior to it being ceded to Italy following the First World War.  His video gives us bird's eye views of the magnificent alpine valleys and jagged Dolomite peaks around the hamlet.  

Magnificent Drei Zinnen
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Drei Zinnen - Dolomites in 4K (Drone in Winter Wonderland)

Thomas Vitali

Contributor Thomas Vitali gives us a great drone's eye view of one of the most iconic spots in the Alps, specifically the Dolomite subrange of northern Italy.  The Tre Cime di Lavaredo, or Drei Zinnen as they are known in German ("three Merlons") is a three-peaked mountain which covers part of the the South Tyrol and Belluno provinces.    While the peaks once formed the Austro-Italian border, Italy's territorial gain of all of South Tyrol in World War I pushed the border well north of here.

Hyperlapse in the Dolomites
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Dolomiti Hyperlapse


When you combine one of the world's most photogenic mountain ranges with modern drones and video editing, this is what's possible.  The hypnotic swirl of clouds that hug the peaks of the Dolomites in this drone video is incredibly captivating. Using hyperlapse techniques with a drone, contributor Gianluca_simonella created a dynamic aerial view of the famous mountain range. The immense mountain peaks stand tall as the delicate shadows of clouds pass overhead.


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The Dolomites (Part II)

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Flying in the Dolomites

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Explore the Dolomites by drone 4K

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Castel Roncolo (Italy)