Holidays in Trentino - South Tyrol
discovering Vigo and Val di Fassa
If you are planning to spend your holiday in Trentino South Tyrol Vigo and Val di Fassa are probably one of the most beautiful areas you could ever visit. The village of Vigo di Fassa, located on a large, terraced area overlooking the entire valley from Cima Dodici to Sas Aut to the front of the village right up to Sella, Sassolungo, Sasso Piatto, the Marmolada and the Roda di Vael in the Catinaccio mountain range.
Vigo di Fassa is the historical capital of Valle di Fassa, the seat of "Judice" and the "Rectory" and home to the Ladin Museum and the Ladin Cultural Institute; the centre for the study and protection of Ladin Culture. The Ladin language is the official administrative language of the Ladin Community in Fassa, the “Comun General de Fascia”
During your holiday in Val di Fassa you can also visit the villages of San Giovanni, Larzonei, Vallonga and Tamion, minor settlements that still preserve some interesting examples of Ladin architecture.
Vigo di Fassa, since the 2nd of July 2017 has been recognised as one of the 250 “Most beautiful villages in Italy”
Excursions and activities of all kinds in the summer, skiing, skating and snowshoeing in winter. A modern cable car direct from the village takes you to the natural terrace of Ciampedìe at 2000 m above sea level.
Frequent visitors to the Dolomites already know, but for those that do not know the Dolomites we’ll tell you now: Val di Fassa is between Val Gardena, Badia and Livinallongo and recognised as the most beautiful valley in the Dolomites.
Some numbers on Valle di Fassa
If you are thinking about spending your holiday in Val di Fassa you are making the right choice from all points of view considering that….
- Val di Fassa is the only Alpine Dolomite Valley that has an astounding 12 side valleys that are all connected (Vael, Vajolet, Udai, Dona, Duron, Antermont, Fedaia, Contrin, Grepa, san Nicolò, Monzoni, San Pellegrino)
- A 40 km cycle lane to Molina (return can be effortless with the Bici-Bus,...); there is an affiliated shop for bike and E-bike hire;
- An extensive trail network for mountain bikes;
- Three Down Hill trails for Bikers: Lusia, Carezza, Belvedere;
- Val di Fassa is the only valley that has 5 Passes connected to the other Alpine Dolomite Valleys: Carezza, Sella, Pordoi, Fedaia, San Pellegrino;
- Val di Fassa is surrounded by 6 Dolomite Mountain Ranges: Catinaccio, Sassolungo-Sassopiatto, Sella, Marmolada, Monzoni, Latemar;
- 12 via-ferratas: Santner, Antermoia, Laurenzi, Schuster, Pössenecker, Piazzetta, Marmolada, Colac, Col Ombert, Bepi Zac, i Magnifici 4, Gadotti,
- 29 ski lifts (that can be used at a discount with the Panorama-Pass) open in the summer;
- 2 Adventure Parks: Piciocaa in Pozza di Fassa and Dolomiti Action in Campitello di Fassa.
- A Fly Line “flying through nature” in Ciampedie.
- Easy walks along the valley from Pozza to Canazei or towards Moena, while those higher up go from Ciampedie to Gardeccia, in Val San Nicolò to the Ciampiè mountain hut, in Val Monzoni to Malga Monzoni and Malga Hagner, in Fuciade, around Lake Fedaia, around Lake Carezza, to the War Cemetery in Pordoi and from Sella to the Friedrich August mountain hut. All alternatives to more or less demanding excursions at high altitude in the Dolomites.