Museum in Ortisei
Holidays in Val Gardena give you countless opportunities to get fun, admire natural beauties and learn more about the charming local culture.
In fact, besides the numerous activities you can do in the snow – in the wonderful landscapes of the Dolomites – and besides the delicacies of the typical cuisine, there are many other means that allow you to seize the essence of Val Gardena, including nature, history, tradition and culture.
Among the most relevant places of cultural interest, we suggest a visit to the Gherdëina Local Heritage Museum, in Ortisei.
The museum is located inside the “Cësa di Ladins”, a structure that was originally conceived and built with the specific purpose of being the cultural centre of the five Ladin valleys (including Val Gardena).
In fact, besides the museum there are also a library with a collection of publications and studies concerning the Ladin territory and a hall where events and theatre plays take place.
The museum is arranged on two floors and includes different departments.
It was inevitable that one of them would be dedicated to wood carvings, which made Val Gardena so famous in Italy and worldwide. The collection includes many works created by local artists (e.g. the Trebinger family or the Vinatzer family), some of which can also be seen in a few local churches.
Moreover, there are: a department that houses works of local painters, a collection of wooden toys, a room dedicated to archaeology (prehistoric finds, bronze and iron artefacts…) and a space dedicated to nature and territory.
The last-mentioned department is really interesting and houses minerals, fossils, vegetal remains, dinosaur skeletons, fossilised footprints of animals, corals, molluscs and surprising things that are evidence of a distant past.
You will make a breathtaking journey through time and you will fall in love with this wonderful territory, to the point that you will certainly have the desire to come back again and again to visit all the magical places that tourists from all over the world appreciate so much.
If you want to continue this unforgettable experience in the tradition of Val Gardena, come visit us at the Tyrol Hotel! We can offer you a special stay in our cosy rooms equipped with every comfort, furnished in Tyrolean style!