Val di Fassa
Located in the north-eastern part of Trentino Alto Adige, it is known as one of the main Dolomite areas of Italy: Val di Fassa, which extends over the territory of seven municipalities, and is surrounded by some massifs of the Dolomites, and more
The area is well connected with the other valleys, thanks to the presence of some passes, such as the San Pellegrino Pass, the Costalunga Pass, the Sella and the Pordoi Pass. It is the only valley in Trentino Alto Adige where the “Ladin” language is spoken. In the Val di Fassa there are four large ski areas (the largest is that of Belvedere-Col Rodella). The municipalities that fall within the Val di Fassa are Pozza di Fassa, Campitello di Fassa, Mazzin, Soraga, Vigo di Fassa, Moena and Canazei.
Splendid places, starting with the Dolomites, which have been recognized by Unesco for some years as a natural world heritage.
In the Val di Fassa there are many square kilometers occupied by valleys, towers and walls of ice and snow.
Each year the latter attract thousands of people from all over the world to visit the “Pale Mountains“, guardians of an infinite story.
Visiting the Val di Fassa and the Dolomites, once in Trentino, is a must. What to do here? set off on the Sasso Lungo itinerary: here you will have a splendid, unique and spectacular view of Val Gardena. A very suggestive path, on foot: for this itinerary we start from the Sella, and cross a complex of some very large boulders, covered with moss and grass.
Magnificent is the Enrosadira phenomenon: a mix of colors that shines on the Dolomites when the sun and its light reflect. In short, something exceptional.
It is then possible to explore the splendid Marmolada glacier, suitable for both families and children: a tour is organized right in Val di Fassa, which starts from Piazza Marconi and leads to Passo Fedaia (2050 meters high), at the foot of the glacier. . From here starts the ascent for 600 meters (Pian dei Fiaccino). Then a splendid walk of over fifty minutes, with an excursion and arrival at the “Great War” Museum, a must visit.
You can then take an excursion to the Pordoi Pass, which is the border point between the territories of Belluno and Trento, in the municipality of Canazei (Tn).
The San Pellegrino pass is also splendid: here there is a ski area of over 30 kilometers, as well as hotels, shops, ski schools and restaurants. It is the ideal destination for skiing and having fun with snowboard and freestyle.
In the Val di Fassa we also find the Catinaccio, one of the most visited places by tourists, thanks to its peculiarities (with a very intriguing itinerary and climbs) and to its naturalistic beauties. It is located between the Sella Pass and the Costalunga Pass, and is the most crowded destination for winter sports.
And it is right here, at the Catinaccio, that we find the famous Vajolet Towers: a splendid set of rocks, in the shape of spiers, of the Dolomites. In total there are seven, and they offer splendid climbs with excellent rock.
Known as the “Tour of the 4 passes“, it is a mandatory destination. A splendid route, an excursion that can be extended up to forty kilometers, where you cross the four passes that surround the Sella (Campolongo, Sella, Gardena and Pordoi).
Slopes, ski lifts and lots of sport as well as fun. Also suitable for ski beginners. The Sasso Pordoi is defined as the “terrace” of the Dolomites due to its shape (it looks like an overhang), while the Sella Group (mountain group in the Dolomites) is defined as the most panoramic point of the entire Dolomites area . It is a very important tourist destination, which attracts tens of thousands of tourists every year. Finally, it is possible to visit the Ladin communities, where about thirty thousand people live, who live in the five valleys around the entire Sella group.
Trentino, and in particular Val di Fassa, are the ideal place to spend a fabulous winter holiday, aimed at all generations, from the youngest to the not so young.