It is located in the North Eastern part of Trentino and comprises seven communes: Moena, Soraga, Vigo di Fassa, Pozza di Fassa, Campitello and Canazei. The valley is crossed by the Avisio, a tributary of the Adige, and is surrounded by the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ladin is the language still spoken today by the whole population.
Its strong popular traditions make the Fassa Valley an interesting year round destination for visitors. Time is marked by agricultural activities and many village festivals are organised to celebrate the mowing of the meadows or the descent of the cows from the Alpine pastures. Rural festivals that evoke the trades of yesteryear provide an ideal opportunity to sample typical Ladin cuisine.
Carnival in the Fassa Valley is a very heart-felt festival and every village organises allegorical floats accompanied by local mythological figures from the many legends linked to these places. The most beautiful story is that linked to the phenomenon of the enrosadira, when the Dolomites are tinged with a glowing pink at sunset. This is the story of King Laurino…