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.
Friday 21.01.2022, 14:30 - 5 available spots
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.