Holidays to Selva Val Gardena are jam-packed with panoramic views of the Italian Alps, and splashed with a dash of quaint folksy magic.
A bit of folklore
Woodcarving and strudel baking, dumpling tasting and wine sipping – you'll want to get on board with these alpine traditions. The culinary delights of the Ladin people fill snowy Selva Val Gardena – a resort town in northern Italy
's South Tyrol – with a community spirit as old as the ice-topped Dolomite peaks.
Meet the Ladins
Local Ladin culture spills out of every crevice of the mountainous Selva, and you can even bring a little bit home with you. Pick up your very own classic wooden peg doll, or try your hand at woodcarving at a village workshop.
Fly like an eagle with a smidge of the effort – summer cable cars let you soar above the plunging valleys with ease, so there's no need to miss out on that bird's-eye view. If you'd rather do it the old-fashioned way, hit the trails and conquer the peaks by foot.
Out and about
Here are some ideas of things to do when staying in Selva Val Gardena:
• Guided mountain walks
• Mountain lifts
• Nordic walking
• Cycle routes