Selva Val Gardena Holidays
At a glance
Get a taste of local history at Wolkenstein Castle in Vallunga
Scale the mammoth peaks of the Sassolungo mountain range
Immerse yourself in age-old tradition with a woodcarving class
Top things to See and Do in Selva Val Gardena
If you love a market, make sure you head down to one of the local food and flea markets in Val Gardena. Santa Cristina hosts one every Wednesday, Selva Val Gardena sets up shop on Thursday, and Ortisei is open for business every Friday. They're great for fresh fruit, handmade goods and a bustling atmosphere.
For a more relaxed shopping experience, Selva has a range of specialised boutiques selling fashion, shoes and leather goods. Wood-carved items can also be found if you take your time wandering around the town, and there definitely isn't a shortage of delicious local specialities for you to stock up on.
For a quiet night in, order an Aperol spritz and watch the sun go down on an outdoor terrace or from one of the cosy hotel lounges - nothing can beat it.
Night owls will love the various music festivals held in Selva throughout the summer. They offer nightly entertainment and an opportunity to dance and let off some steam. From the Jazz Festival in June to the Folk Festival in August - and with bars hosting after parties - there's bound to be something to keep you busy.
Selva Val Gardena’s gastronomy has widened its horizons in terms of flavours and ingredients over the last few generations, making its cuisine as international as its visitors. Many of the popular restaurants and mountain huts adopt a mixture of South Tyrolean and Italian dishes, though you will find more exotic delights too.
Pages of pizzas at La Bula
One place that always gets busy is La Bula - great for traditional Italian cuisine. Their menu has pages and pages of pizzas to choose from, so it's no surprise that their customers return night after night. They’ve also been known to give free shots of grappa as a thank you for coming back.
Spinach and almond butter ravioli at Ristorante L'Muline
At the top of the Ciampinoi cable car, in a flowery meadow, is the Ristorante L’Muline. An outdoor terrace means you can pass the time people watching, and the owner Heidi will happily chat to you. A favourite dish from here is the ravioli filled with spinach and almond butter.
Nothing but warmth at Ristorante Costabella
At the bottom of the Costabella lift is the Ristorante Costabella, a restaurant with simple interiors but impressive dishes. Skiing photographs cover the walls, reminding patrons of Selva’s winter roots, but with reasonable prices and beautifully presented food, there’s nothing cold about this place.