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The news of the summer 2011 Queen of the Dolomites will be the new roof terrace located in Punta Rock, at an altitude of 3.265m, at the arrival station of the cableway Marmolada. The rooftop terrace becomes the vantage point of easy access highest in the Dolomites. From here you overlook all the peaks of the most beautiful and famous natural monument by UNESCO that are elected in the Dolomites universal heritage of humanity. The cable car of the Marmolada open to the public summer season from Saturday 2 July and all mountain enthusiasts will have access to the terrace immediately at no extra cost in addition to the fare paid for the ascent by cable car. The rooftop terrace will then be officially opened on Saturday morning 16 July.
Despite its location in a context of extreme high-mountains, the terrace and easily accessible to anyone. the terrace, in fact, was designed and built with the goal of putting all the visitors in a position to gain access to the extraordinary landscape that opens the view from the summit of the Marmolada, "Queen of the Dolomites" in the Province of Belluno in the territory of the Dolomiti Stars tourist information. Opportunities that Today will also have the disabled and handicapped so that they can live and enjoy this unique experience with nature.
"The elevator cable break down every barrier architecture - Mario explains Vascellari President of the Company SpA Marmolada.-. The terrace becomes easily accessible from all. There are steps. You climb comfortably thanks to the cable car of the Marmolada, comfortable and fast, in about 15 minutes you reach the top ".
Through three ski-lift sections, starting from the station Valley Hut Ciapela (1.450m) si arriva a Punta Rock (3.265m) passing through intermediate stations Antermoja (2.350m) E Serauta (2.950m). Arriving by plane to Punta Rocca lookout inside the mountain station, large window, you can already see a beautiful landscape. From this floor an elevator door to the terrace from which you can enjoy the view offered to 360° over the whole of the Dolomites and to observe the imposing cliffs of the southern part of more than 1,000 m.
In addition, thanks the terrace, visitors can admire the panorama safely, without necessarily having to go outside the resort of Punta Rocca thus exposing themselves to the risks and dangers of the glacier and high mountains.
“The new terrace is a further step in the process of improving the structure of the cable car started in the Marmolada 2004 ; by the winter of 2011 – continua il Presidente Vascellari – , thanks to a new lift to Serauta, will be accessible to the disabled also the museum of the Great War and the new toilets, fundamental but extremely difficult to implement and manage at this altitude. In addition, For the winter season 2011/12 Always at the station will be renovated Serauta also the self-service restaurant with its spectacular panoramic windows”.
Photo attached: © photoreaction Alleghe-