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.
Nosta storia y cultura
Take a romantic torchlight stroll through the magic village of Ortisei with the local guide Carla and experience the picturesque center in an enchanting winter atmosphere. Learn more about Val Gardena and the wonderful churches, the many traditions of the valley and the Ladin culture and discover behind the scenes the background stories of Val Gardena artistic craft.
30.11.2020 - 17:00
L luech da paur
Enjoy an easy local walk on lovely paths and through shady woods. Touching various areas of Ortisei, via Pradac – Juaut – Cudan – Tambres – Vico di Sopra and Costamula you finally reach the Tiscion farm. Visit the horses, cows, hens, ducks, goats and sheep in their stables, stroke the rabbits and learn some stories about a mountain farm. An exciting experience for the whole family.
01.12.2020 - 9:30
Fé smauz da paur
During a brief introduction at the farm, you will find out where the milk comes from and how the cream is made, which is then whipped into a churn. This creates a spreadable mass, that you can shape as you like. Before taking the freshly made piece of butter home, you can taste it together with some pieces of delicious “Schüttelbrot”.
02.12.2020 - 14:30
Cujiné spëisa tradiziunela
Immerse yourself in the culinary art of Val Gardena and spend a morning behind the cooker together with Annemarie. During this excursion into the regional cuisine you will prepare a sweet and a salty dish. Both will be tasted at the end of the course. You will also discover the secrets of the regional cuisine and learn how to cook Val Gardena's specialties, so that you can serve them at home even after you return from your holidays.
02.12.2020 - 10:00
L troi Unika
The Val Gardena woodcarving tradition, the stunning natural scenery and a touch of romance are the protagonists of this unique experience. During an evening torchlight hike on the Art and Nature Trail “Troi UNIKA”, Diego Deiana explains the centuries-old craftmanship of Val Gardena as well as the displayed works. The torchlight makes the nine stations particularly atmospheric. In this way art and nature blend harmoniously into each other.
02.12.2020 - 20:30
Mucé cun la ferata
This new kind of game let’s you experience engaging stories in real life where you and your teammates are asked to solve riddles and reveal mysteries.
You are Russian prisoners building the railroad that is intended to help enforce the front lines of the Austro-Hungarian Empire during the World War I. It is almost finished, but you have enough of this miserable life. Fortunately, one day you hear someone talking about an escape plan using the railroad itself. It seems that a Russian friend of yours managed to modify the engine so that you would be able to start it.
02.12.2020 - 14:00
I tieres tl bosch
There are still some places where you can observe alpine animals. The local guide Roman explains flora and fauna in detail. Hike through the quite Natural Park Puez–Odle and discover the traces of wild animals.
03.12.2020 - 13:30
Dlieja da Sacun
The oldest church in the valley lies on the ancient path “Troi Paian” and is consecrated to St. Jacob – protector of pilgrims and hikers. You walk on an uphill path through picturesque meadow slopes and woods, reaching the St. Jacob’s Church. Once arrived, you should have a peaceful rest and enjoy the wonderful view over the Sassolungo Group.
04.12.2020 - 9:45
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.
04.12.2020 - 14:30
Dal lat al ciajuel
An easy route, suitable for everyone, leads first to the picturesque Vallunga, where just before the St. Sylvester’s Chapel branches off a Way of the Cross, which leads to the sunny area of Daunëi. Here the view is very postcard-like: you can admire the village of Selva di Val Gardena with its slopes and the huge Sella massif. Afterwards, a tasting of homemade cheese takes place at the Valin farm: delicious and local.
07.12.2020 - 14:00
Start your day with a rich breakfast at the top station of the Dantercepies cabin lift. Equipped with new forces and together with a local ski instructor, you are going to discover the “Giro della Grande Guerra”. The trip is one of the most beautiful and fascinating tours in the ski area of the Dolomites.
05.01.2021 - 7:20