This beautiful vintage travel poster from the 1920s is designed to entice German tourists to visit the Dolomites, a mountain range (part of the Alps) in northeastern Italy where the Italian city of Cortina is situated.
Shown in the background is the Marmolada, which is the highest peak of the Dolomites and is referred to as the “Queen of the Dolomites.” The ornate bell tower of the local basilica (Santi Filippo & Giacomo) is in the foreground.
The German words at the bottom, Die Konigin der Dolomiten, translate simply as “The Queen of the Dolomites.” More text could have been added by the artist, but the breathtaking picture does the persuading.
Italian painter Pio Solero (1881-1975) designed this poster in the 1920s. It was printed in Italian, French and German, with the German version being the most rare.