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 centre in an enchanting winter
atmosphere. Learn more about Val Gardena and the wonderful churches and
the numerous traditions of the valley.
Get a glimpse of the unique Ladin culture and way of life by visiting an art workshop. A look behind the scenes of Val Gardena's artistic creation, the beginning of a long history.
Monday 04.12.2023, 17:00 - 12 available spots
1,5 - 2 hours
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".
Wednesday 06.12.2023, 09:45 - 8 available spots
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.
Wednesday 06.12.2023, 14:00 - 6 available spots
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, passing by traditional farmhouses along the way, offering the whole family an exciting excursion into the past.
Thursday 07.12.2023, 13:50 - 12 available spots
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.
Thursday 07.12.2023, 20:30 - 4 available spots
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.
Friday 08.12.2023, 09:45 - 12 available spots
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”.
Monday 11.12.2023, 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 29.12.2023, 14:30 - 8 available spots