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.
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.
24.06.2021 - 9:30
L rundenì dla Dolomites
If you shout towards a mountain wall, the echo replies. This acoustic phenomenon is truly suggestive and Vallunga is the ideal place to hear the sound come back. During the excursion you pass in front of the idyllic St. Sylvester’s Chapel and finally reach Pra da Ri - a magical and inviting meadow to rest and enjoy the fascinating world of the Puez-Odle Natural Park. Just try it: in addition to the echo, you will also be able to listen to many other wonderful sounds of nature.
25.06.2021 - 10:00
Dlieja da Sacun
The St. Jacob’s church is situated above Ortisei, nearby the ancient path “Troi Paian” in an idyllic, mystic space. The oldest church of the valley is consecrated to St. Jacob, the protector of pilgrims and hikers. Discover the remarkable artistic and historical value of the murals depicting scenes of the legend of Saint Jacob and the significance of the sculptures in display.
26.06.2021 - 15:45
L luech da paur
On a farm there is always something going on: here the diversity of nature can be lived day after day. When you visit the Tiscion farm, you will see the horses, cows, hens, ducks, goats and sheep in their stables, stroke the rabbits and hear some stories about the daily life on a mountain farm. An exciting experience for the whole family.
28.06.2021 - 9:00
Storia y cultura
Take a guided tour and discover Ortisei with its picturesque village centre and the wonderful churches, its charming lifestyle and the many traditions. Let’s visit different artists directly in their studio and discover behind the scenes the background stories of Val Gardena artistic craft.
28.06.2021 - 17:00
I tieres tl bosch dla Dolomites
They still exist In Val Gardena: the areas, where you can discover the alpine animals up close. You hike through the enchanting summer landscape of the Nature Park Puez-Odle with a local guide, who explains the magnificent flora and fauna.
30.06.2021 - 6:00
Raida di mejes cun vijita dl luech Paratoni
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. Starting from S. Cristina, walk along the Way of the Cross to reach the Crëpa and Pertëut farms. Walk on to the Paratoni farm, where there will be a short, guided tour to admire this historic building with its precious stuben. A rewarding and instructive journey into the past!
30.06.2021 - 14:00
Mulins y rojules sa Bula
The journey leads to discover the treasures of Bulla, an idyllic little village above Ortisei. You first visit the old mills built in the 18th and 19th century and learn more about the ancient miller’s profession. After, you can enjoy the rose garden nearby the Uhrerhof, with the picturesque and fragrant splendour of its more than 6.000 rose bushes.
30.06.2021 - 14:30
L luech da paur y jì cun la roda
On an exciting guided visit to the Milan farm, the kids will experience life on a farm. Of course, they can look over the shoulder of the farmers working! The children will have the possibility to feed and pet cows and calves, to watch how cows are milked, and to taste homemade products.
The Bike Park Palmer is a place where children can prove their mountain bike skills! Beginners learn the first steps of cycling and experienced bikers can learn how to jump with their mountain bikes on different biking courses.
06.07.2021 - 9:30
Raida di mejes
During this farm hike you discover the special features of the Ladin rural architecture. After an introduction at the Val Gardena Heritage Museum, you walk to S. Giacomo and visit the original historic farmhouses as well as the oldest church in the valley.
06.07.2021 - 9:00
The geology of the Dolomites is more exciting than a thriller. The palaeontologist Herwig Prinoth will use fossils and rocks to tell you the most important secrets of these mountains in an understandable way. Good to know: the Geotrail Bulla is one of the few places in the world where the layers - which are documenting the largest mass extinction of all times - can be touched with your own hands.
06.07.2021 - 14:00