CIANACÉI / CANAZEI
Among the best known, Canazei is the town where Ladinism can be found in every corner: the architecture of the numerous hotels, the houses, the Ciasa Comun, the barns (called Tabià). It is not by chance that every first week of September the Gran Festa d’Istà is celebrated, the festival where all the Ladin valleys come together to parade with their typical costumes, dressed in embroideries that denote the origin of a certain area of the Ladin. Another very popular event, if you like the genre, is Te anter i Tobiè, the second weekend of July, an event during which the typical barns of Fassano are opened to the public with a representation of the ancient crafts of the area.
Take a walk in the center and remember that at every stroke of the hour the clock in the square has its own musical motif with sculptures that come out of the house dancing.
Canazei is not only this, but it is also the starting point of two international sporting events: the Dolomites Skyrace, i.e. the mountain running race in mid-July and the Sellaronda Skimarathon, the night ski mountaineering race in the Dolomites.
From Canazei starts the Belvedere lift, connected to the Sellaronda, the ski tour at the foot of the Sella group.
The hamlets of Canazei are Alba, Penia and Gries, also tourist destinations, equipped with lifts for your excursions or your adventures on skis.
CIAMPEDÉL / CAMPITELLO
The little jewel of the Val di Fassa that you can find from Canazei to the south, is also a lively tourist center. It is known for its cable car that leads to the CoI Rodella, a picturesque and scenic area that lies between the Sella and Sassolungo groups. If you want to try, this is the ideal area to try your hand at paragliding or hang-gliding: thanks to the upward currents suitable for this type of activity, on the most beautiful days if you look up from Campitello you will see a beautiful carousel of colors dancing in the sky.
Campitello is located at the entrance to the Val Duron, a small secondary valley that we recommend to immerse yourself in nature and discover the ancient routes that connected the Alpe di Siusi with the Val di Fassa. The Duron Valley is also ideal for those who move with pushchairs, but also for those looking for excursions at different levels of difficulty.
We also recommend the well-equipped sports center Ischia, a few steps from the Col Rodella, where you can find the right environment for climbing and golfing.
Finally, the hamlet of Pian will surprise you with its authentic Ladin-style village: if you want to immerse yourself in the world of traditions of this valley, you can’t miss it!