Pozza di Fassa and the surrounding area
Pozza di Fassa, located in the heart of the Fassa Valley, where the valley is at its widest, is a Ladin community village, one of the largest residential areas in the valley. The name Pozza comes from the Latin for basin or puddle.
A lively village full of shops and craft studios, it is framed by the most beautiful peaks in the Dolomites: the Monzoni Group, the Vajolet Towers and Sassolungo. The presence of the only sulphurous spring in the whole of Trentino is an unusual feature.
The hamlets of Pera, Meida, Moncion and Ronch make up the residential area of Pozza di Fassa; they each offer their own characteristics and are interesting to visit. Pera, whose name derives from pietra, the Latin for stone, due to the presence of the large rock, was probably deposited by the large Marmolada glacier as it retreated in ancient times. Meida, on the left bank of the stream, is the heart of Pozza di Fassa and is full of shops. Moncion and Ronch are below Pera and have retained many mountain huts and lovely barns.