A warm welcome to Alta Badia
In the heart of the Dolomites in South Tyrol/Alto Adige
The renowned tourist area of Alta Badia claims a centennial tourist tradition thanks to the friendliness and dedication of local people and thanks, over all, to the extraordinary natural heritage that surrounds it. Val Badia, as Alta Badia, hosts two natural parks, both integral part of those areas in the Dolomites that in 2009 have been recognized by Unesco as Natural World Heritage.
We are talking about two real nature jewels: the natural park of Fanes Senes Braies that boarders on the town of San Cassiano, characterized by alpine lakes, water streams and a remarkable variety of flora and fauna and the natural park of PuezOdle, situated on the other side of the valley, that is characterized by its extraordinary and exceptional geological variety that confers to the landscapes of the park a unique appearance.
Beyond nature, Alta Badia is famous also for its ski slopes, that are part of the Dolomiti Superski, and over some of which is developed also the wellknown Sella Ronda tour.
Alta Badia is composed by six towns that are distinguished by beauty and cultural vitality and in which it is still possible to observe some traces of the life that once characterized Val Badia. During the year there are many folkloristic and cultural events that remind the history of this valley.
In the centre of the town of San Cassiano there are the museum dedicated to the discovery of the cave bear Ursus Ladinicus and numerous shops situated around the church in a little centre closed to the traffic.
Places of interest near to the town are represented by the larch trail, the meditation path and the galleries of the First World War in Lagazuoi.