Ortisei - the main village of Val Gardena

Unique natural landscapes and recreational activities

The village of Ortisei is located in the middle of the picturesque Val Gardena, at an altitude of 1,236 m. The main town of Val Gardena has about 5.500 inhabitants. It is surrounded by lush alpine meadows, clear mountain streams and hosted alpine huts. No doubt about it: Ortisei in Italy is a hiker's paradise. 

Spectacular hiking trails and mountain tours are waiting to be explored. Really beautiful: Countless hikes start directly at the front door of the first-class hotels in Ortisei. Of course, there is also something for mountain bikers . Easy routes offer fun and relaxation for beginners, while discerning bikers will find the difficult tours challenging.

In winter, the resort has a balanced sports offer. Large ski carousels such as the Dolomiti Superski offer perfect conditions for your next ski holiday in the Ortisei Dolomites. Slopes of every difficulty level allow beginners to enjoy wonderful skiing and snowboarding days. Around the ski areas, more than 60 km of trails attract many winter sports enthusiasts every year, especially on the Alpe di Siusi, which can be easily reached by train from St. Ulrich in Italy.

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Ortisei in Italy
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The old art of woodcarving

In Ortisei in Italy, you can visit the traditional woodcarving workshops. There you can watch the craftsmen at work and treat yourself to a piece of Gardena woodcarving art. If you want to learn more about woodcarving or about the history of Val Gardena, you can visit the "Museum de Gherdëina". This is a true jewel among the local museums, where a wide range of traditional carving can be admired. The collection of artisanal art of the valley from the 17th century until today is especially worth seeing.

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