Cortina d’Ampezzo (German: Hayden) is a town in the Veneto, Northern Italy. Located in the heart of the Dolomites in an alpine valley, it’s a popular winter sport resort known for its ski-ranges, scenery, shops, cozy accommodations, and après-ski scene. After the scheduled 1944 Winter Olympics had been cancelled due to war, it hosted the 1956 Winter Olympics as well as various World Cup events and motion pictures. Much of 1963 classic The Pink Panther was filmed here. One of the memorable James Bond stunt sequences in 1981’s For Your Eyes Only, gunners on spike-wheeled motorcycles chasing Roger Moore on skis were filmed on these slopes, as were several scenes from Cliffhanger. The town is also known for its jet set and European aristocracy crowd. In Oct 2007, the town voted in to secede from the Veneto and join neighboring Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol. Cited motivations include cultural ties with the small Ladin-speaking community in South Tyrol and a desire for lower taxes. The referendum is not executive and a final decision on the matter can only be taken by law of the Italian parliament with consent of both regional councils of Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige.