Six sun-kissed villages
Alta Badia, a picturesque valley framed 360° by some of the most famous peaks in the Dolomites, offers modern style and excellent tourist infrastructures. But despite all this, Alta Badia has preserved its own identity. The Ladin language, the culture and the natural and cultural heritage are a source of joy and pride.
Corvara, located in a sunny basin at 1,568m above sea level and surrounded by imposing Dolomite peaks. Both in winter and in summer, it is the perfect place for those who want to be on the Sellaronda. The village at the bottom of the Sassongher mountain has a long tradition as a holiday resort. Already in the 18th century, the first mountaineers discovered its mountains. It was mainly geologists and natural scientists from Great Britain who were interested in the unique landscape and composition of the Dolomites.
In the 1930s, winter tourism began, which became more and more important over the years. Today Corvara is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Alps. Its central location and the direct access to the Sellaronda make Corvara a sought-after destination for hikers and cyclists from all over the world.
Modern hotels and touristic facilities round off the offer. The lodgings range from 5 stars hotels to comfortable family-run guesthouses, bed & breakfast homes and holiday apartments. There is a choice for every taste and budget.
Colfosco is the second village in Alta Badia, besides Corvara, that lies directly on the Sellaronda. At an altitude of 1,645 m above sea level, on the edge of the Puez-Odle Nature Park, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage of the Dolomites, it is the highest village in the valley. The tranquil village offers countless possibilities for a relaxing yet active holiday. Holidaymakers who come to Colfosco for the first time will be thrilled by the enchanting views. The view sweeps from the imposing Sella massif to the Sassongher.
From 5-star hotels to guesthouses, bed and breakfasts and holiday flats: In Colfosco you will find a wide range of accommodation in all price categories, all offering a high standard of quality and comfort.
La Villa is located at 1,433 metres above sea level, in the centre of Alta Badia.
The pleasant mountain villages surrounded by the UNESCO nature parks Puez-Odle and Fanes-Sennes-Braies. is a popular holiday destination for nature lovers and active holidaymakers in winter as well as in summer.
In summer, La Villa is a THE meeting place for thousands of raod bike enthusiasts: the starting signal for the famous Maratona dles Dolomites - Enel cycling marathon is given in La Villa.
In addition to cycling, hiking is a big theme, also thanks to the extraordinary position amidst two nature parks.
The Ciastel Colz castle and the small church, built in 1516, form the historic centre of the village.
San Cassiano is nestled at an altitude of 1537 m above sea level at the foot of the Lavarela and Conturines mountains in the Fanes-Senes-Braies nature park, a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Dolomites. The welcoming alpine village with international flair features luxury hotels and restaurants as well as small family-run hotels, bed and breakfasts, farm holidays and apartment rentals. For those who want to spend their holidays completely in the midst of nature, there is also a camping site offering every comfort.
Visitors particularly appreciate the pedestrian zone in the village centre with bars, restaurants and shops to suit all tastes.
Starting from San Cassiano, you have the choice of kilometres and kilometres of walks and excursions, from the easy and relaxing ones, also suitable for families, to the more demanding treks such as the excursions to Mount Lagazuoi or the Setsas mountain.
Badia, 1,324 m above sea level, is a peaceful place that has preserved its rural character almost intact. Evidence of this can be seen in the "viles", the characteristic rural dwellings of Val Badia and the traditional customs and traditions that are still felt and experienced by the local people.
Just above the village is one of the most popular photo motifs in the Dolomites. The La Crusc/Santa Croce pilgrimage church with the mountain's same name.
In summer, thanks to the lush natural landscape, Badia is the ideal place for a relaxing and at the same time active family holiday.
If you want to spend your holidays in Badia you have a wide choice of infrastructures with hotels and restaurants that will delight you with delicious traditional dishes as well as international specialities.
La Val, lying at 1,348 metres above sea level, is an alpine reality of imposing beauty. The peaks of the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage, the carefully maintained and mown Alpine meadows with their hay barns dating from the La Tène period; the traditional farmsteads – in Ladin we call them “Viles” witness a centuries-old history and are the perfect backdrop for a perfect rural landscape.
From spring to autumn, the La Val area form an immense botanical garden with dense woods, spruce and larch trees and a great variety of Alpine flowers on the Armentara pastures, including many orchid varieties. Here, the attentive hiker can discover many of Mother Nature's little secrets up close.
Since 2015, La Val has been the first certified hiking destination in South Tyrol and a forerunner of the European Hiking Villages project.