Dolomites and its Suggestive "Enrosadira"

"But what are these mountains?"
This question came not only from the British Gilbert and Churchill but also from many visitors who remained amazed with the aesthetic beauty of the landscape. Sometimes these mountains seem slender, sometimes compact. Definitely, they are colorful at dawn and sunset. They were called 'Monti Pallidi ' (Pale Mountains) because of the candid color it usually exhibits, to later become the 'Dolomites'.
It is then that the clarity of the stone assumes a violet pink coloration and happens the phenomenon defined as "enrosadira", Latin term that literally means "to turn into pink".
But there is a very suggestive explanation to this phenomenon. A legend has it that King Laurino, desperate for the loss of his daughter Ladina, kidnapped by the prince of Latemar, curses his wonderful rose garden, which had betrayed him by revealing the presence of his beautiful daughter. That is why he ordered roses not to blossom anymore, neither during the day nor night. But he forgot the sunset: from then on, the splendid mountains of Catinaccio flourished the "enrosadira".
This phenomenon is basically explained by the fact that until 250 million years ago, these mountains were a set of shells, corals, and algae, submerged by the sea. As it emerged 70 million years ago, today they also represent a rich and magnificent geological treasure in Mesozoic fossils. The French mineralogist Déodat Gratet of Dolomieu was the first to describe the Dolomite rock in 1789.
The Dolomites (in Italian: Dolomiti) form a mountainous chain of the Eastern Alps in the north Italy. The Dolomite area (Alpine section called the Dolomite Alps) goes from the provinces of Belluno - which is its most important part - Bolzano, Trento, Udine, and Pordenone. The highest point of the Dolomites is the Marmolada, with 3343 meters of altitude. Other important peaks are the Pec de Léch, Monte Schiara, Monte Civetta, and Monte Antelao.
Le Corbusier, one of the most famous architects of the 20th century, called them "the most beautiful architectural work in the world", where Italian culture, German culture, and the local Ladino community intersect.
During the UNESCO session in Seville on 26 June 2009, the Dolomites became part of the World Heritage List in the form of a "cultural and natural wonder". The total area involved is 234,422 hectares, which have characteristics of exceptional universal value.