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.
Contemporary art meets nature in Castel Gardena/Fischburg
The guided tour of Castel Gardena/Fischburg will lead us to discover the mysterious life of animals, plants and spirits while walking through the inner courtyards and rooms of the castle. Situated on a lonely hill with a view of St. Christina, the former hunting lodge now used as a private residence exceptionally opens its doors to Biennale Gherdëina to set up a dialogue between tradition and contemporary art.
Wednesday 01.06.2022, 14:30 - 8 available spots
about 1 hour
Contemporary art meets nature with SENTIERO from S. Cristina to Lago di Lagustel
- SENTIERO is held in Santa Cristina, Val Gardena (BZ)
- SENTIERO is best experienced with a guide, which needs to be pre-arranged.
- SENTIERO has two paths, the 'secret one' (a new path opened by the artist especially on this occasion) – medium difficulty – and a shorter one for those who require an easier walking level.
- 'Secret' path: departure from parking lot at the end of Strada Plesdinaz (pin here). Walking difficulty: medium. Length of walking: ca. 1h20min. Total time of experience: ca. 2h.
INFO AND BOOKING: +39 366 1500 243
Sunday 29.05.2022, 9:00 - 1 available spots
about 2 hour
Walking tour of Biennale Gherdëina ∞ - Contemporary art meets nature in the historic centre of Ortisei
Discover Biennale Gherdëina, Persones Persons, curated by Lucia Pietroiusti and Filipa Ramos, with the participation of more than 25 renowned international contemporary artists. Dedicated to nature, ecology and the dialogue with all forms of life. The festival of contemporary art, which has been taking place in the public space of Ortisei and the surrounding area of Val Gardena, in the heart of the Dolomites, since 2008, is already being held for the eighth time.
The walking tour of the works installed in the centre of Ortisei takes us on a voyage of discovery of the sculptures, multimedia installations and performances and opens the doors to mysterious and usually inaccessible places such as the Hotel Ladinia, which has been closed for several years, or the old flat above the Antica Osteria Traube in the central square.
Wednesday 01.06.2022, 10:30 - 6 available spots
Contemporary art meets nature in the Puez-Odle Nature Park in Vallunga
The guided tour in Vallunga, Nature Park of Puez-Odle, in Selva Gardena will lead us to discover the migratory routes of birds and to walk as a meditative practice thanks to the multimedia installations of the artists under the Sassolungo, in the breathtaking setting of the UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites.
Sunday 29.05.2022, 10:00 - 6 available spots
about 1 hour
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.
Wednesday 01.06.2022, 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 03.06.2022, 9:30 - 8 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".
Friday 03.06.2022, 9:15 - 8 available spots
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.
Monday 06.06.2022, 9:00 - 9 available spots
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.
Monday 06.06.2022, 17:00 - 12 available spots
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.
Tuesday 07.06.2022, 10:00 - 15 available spots
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.
Tuesday 07.06.2022, 6:00 - 15 available spots
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.
Tuesday 05.07.2022, 14:00 - 12 available spots
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.
Wednesday 06.07.2022, 9:00 - 15 available spots