Tyrol is the region on western Austria and northern Italy, ranging in the East Alps. The whole area of Tyrol is the land of mountains. In South Tyrol there is a beautiful limestone Alpine range, called the Dolomites (highest peak, the Marmolada, is over 3300 m high). The landscape of the Dolomites is characterized by high mountainous Alpine formation (high peaks and deep valleys, glaciers, rocks covered by ice, moraines). South Tyrol is a well-known tourist and sport region (winter sports).