Val Gardena

Val Gardena is one of the five valleys in the Dolomites where for approximately 2.000 years the Ladin language has been spoken, it having its roots in the fusion of Retico and Latin. For centuries the principal activity of the valley was of an agricultural nature, and then in the 1700s there was an emergence of artistic flair so that in the following decades many of the families passed from the land to concentrate on carpentry, sculpting, paintng, and design and decoration. The finished wooden sculptures from Val Gardena began to reach the main European markets and then made their way to the world at large. The next significant development was with the advent of tourism for there were numerous possibilities for.

Tourism and traditional handcraft

Tourism The most important economic sector in Val Gardena is Tourismus, but traditional hand...

Gastronomy in Val Gardena

No vacation pleasure without appropriate culinary experience – no resort town without an inviting table set with a ...

The history of the Ski and Snowboard School Selva

The origins of skiing in Val Gardena date back to the beginning of the 20th Century, but it was in the 1930s that ski...


St. Mary’s Parish Church in Selva Gardena: The 19th century neo-Gothic nave was demolished in 1988...