Culture for the eyes and the palate: Val Gardena is known for its rich history. There is much to discover in the footsteps of the Rhaetians and the Romans, and a journey to discover the treasures of art and architecture is promising. The local heritage museum “Museum de Gherdёina” offers a stroll through the valley’s history, but even during a visit of woodcarving laboratories it is possible to get to know an important piece of local craftmanship. Cooking classes and farm visits are highly recommended for gourmets.
Storia y cultura
Take a guided tour and discover Ortisei with it's picturesque village centre and the wonderful churches, its charming lifestyle and the many traditions. Let’s visit the art gallery Art 52 and discover behind the scenes the background stories of Val Gardena artistic craft.
Raida di mejes ntëur S. Cristina
Discover the special features of the local Ladin architecture and get interesting information about the centuries-old history of the valley and the daily life of the farmers.
From the centre of S. Cristina you first reach the starting point of the short hike by bus. Via the newly built path "Troi de Frëines" you walk downhill towards S. Cristina, where there are traditional farmhouses worth seeing to discover along the way, offering the whole family an exciting excursion into the past.
Tuesday 03.10.2023, 14:30 - 10 available spots
Mulins y rojules sa Bula
In the past, the Bergweiler Pufels was Val Gardena’s granary due to its strategic location. Between three and seven farms built and managed the municipal mills in the Pufeler Schlucht. Guided tours of partially preserved buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries are used to explain how grain cultivation and milling worked in the past.
Wednesday 04.10.2023, 14:30 - 12 available spots
The art of woodcarving has a centuries-old tradition in Val Gardena. Originally it was a pastime for the whole family during the long winter evenings. Today, woodcarving extends from sacral to contemporary art. In the compact introductory course, you will try relief carving and learn the basic knowledge of this craft under expert supervision.
Friday 06.10.2023, 09:30 - 7 available spots
La coa dl artejanat artistich
Val Gardena has established itself as an important cultural centre thanks to the creativity and ingenuity of the various local artists. They are now world-renowned and manage to make both sacred and contemporary art interesting. During a visit to an art workshop, you can take a look behind the scenes and learn a lot of interesting facts about the background and the long history of Val Gardena's arts and crafts.
Wednesday 11.10.2023, 15:00 - 12 available spots
Cujiné sun n luech da paur
Experience a very special cooking class with farmer Anna. She loves regional delicacies and cooks with heart and passion. By taxi you will reach the farm “Curijel” from Selva. During this cooking class you prepare various dishes, which will then be tasted in the typical Tyrolean "Stube".