Holidays in Alta Badia
Discovering the natural beauties of Dolomites in South Tyrol/Alto Adige
In the southeast part of South Tyrol/Alto Adige, immersed in an uncontaminated nature, with modern services, touristic infrastructures and centuries-old traditions, Alta Badia extends with its 6 towns: Colfosco, Corvara, La Villa, San Cassiano, Badia and La Val.
During every season our eyes can admire the sublime beauty of Dolomites, that the renowned architect Le Corbusier defined as “the most beautiful architectonic natural oeuvre of the world” and that represent a scenery of a unique beauty for each kind of outdoor activity.
Alta Badia is located between two natural locations that have been recognized as part of the World Heritage by Unesco: the natural park of Puez-Odle, a few steps from Colfosco, and the natural park of Fanes-Senes-Braies, on the other side of Val Badia. Puez-Odle presents extraordinary geological varieties and is often defined as the “construction side” of Dolomites, while Fanes-Senes-Braies still conserves Ladin legends, set among the enchanting alpine lakes and majestic peaks.
On the southern side of the valley are located the Pralongià plateaus, some famous dolomite passes and the massive Sella Group lunar plateau. For nature lovers, Alta Badia surely represents a place to visit and to discover.
Val Badia, as Alta Badia, is the region of Ladins, the most ancient rhaeto-roman population of the Alps, and therefore offers the warm hospitality of its population, the simple and genuine tastes of its cuisine, the typical architecture present in the “viles” and in the different huts and its traditions, transmitted in numerous folkloristic events.
To discover something more about Ladin culture, we suggest a visit to the Museum Ladin Ciastel de Tor in San Martino in Badia and the Museum Ursus Ladinicus in San Cassiano that preserves the secrets of the cave bear.