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Unforgettable holidays in Selva Val Gardena

A valley with incomparable beauty and a unique history

Guaranteed: during your holiday in Selva Val Gardena, Italy, you will fall in love with the mountains!

Located on a 25 km stretch from Ponte Gardena to the Sella Group, Val Gardena is the ideal destination for those looking to stay in the Dolomites, in contact with nature yet sophisticated and full of culture. To the side of the Val d’Isarco and surrounded by the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Val Gardena is a crucible of modernity and memory, which makes its inhabitants incredibly hospitable and aware of their uniqueness.

Ladin Culture

The Ladin language and culture, the customs and traditions of an antique people linked to the Dolomite valley area, is still shared and enhanced by protecting its history and remembering it in everyday life. The traditional costumes can be admired during special events and religious festivals, proudly displayed in processions and traditional music concerts.

Selva Gardena

Selva Val Gardena is located at the foot of the Sella and Langkofel Group and at the very edge of the Puez - Odle Natural park: a jewel of the Dolomites. This mountain town is one of the privileged destinations for those who love hiking, mountain biking, and winter sports. During the summer, the “Hero” MTB-Marathon Cup is held, a difficult and attractive agonistic MTB race, and the FIS Ski World Cup in the winter. Characterized by the typical Tyrolean houses, the country still transmits a culture that is strongly connected to the territory and to the Ladin traditions. Selva is not only to be visited, but above all to be experienced in its nature and in the pleasant world of shopping.

The Dolomites

The Dolomites are unique mountains. Also called the “Pale Mountains” for the light colour of their rocks, they are not only an incomparable landscape but also impact and mould the character of the inhabitants of its valleys. All aspects of life, from the climate to social organization, are somehow linked to the Dolomites.

The history of their formation is as fantastic as their appearance. During the Second Alpine Orogeny, the endogenous forces exposed ancient sediments and then created the conditions for the growth of the coral reefs that make up our mountains.

Today the Dolomites are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and are located geographically and almost entirely in the territory known as “Ladinia” or the valleys where the Ladin language is spoken. In Ladin a uniquely Dolomite phenomenon is described: Alpenglow (in Ladin from Val Gardena “nrosadura”). This is a bright pink colour in all of the shades of red, from pale pink to intense purple. This phenomenon can be observed at dawn and dusk and is an unforgettable memory for those who have seen it.