Art, culture and cuisine in San Vigilio.

Diverse, lively, Ladin.

San Vigilio could not be in a better location. In the heart of the Dolomites with its nature parks, in South Tyrol's no. 1 ski area and in the middle of a hiking and biking paradise. Pure nature and Ladin culture, customs and cuisine. And if it’s peace and quiet you’re after, you’ll be sure to find that as well. We have put together a few tips for you when planning your holiday at Plan de Corones. We urge you to visit a museum, enjoy a good glass of wine and delicious South Tyrolean food, climb a summit and embrace the adrenaline rush that goes with it.

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Winter hike

Monte Muro lies between the valleys of Val Pusteria, Val Badia and Val di Funes in the shadow of the Sass de Putia.

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in Rovereto

Mart, the museum of modern and contemporary art, offers an attractive selection of artwork and is located in Rovereto, a small rural town far from the city hustle and bustle.

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Guided hike through the art park

Enjoy art in tranquil surroundings and find your own inner peace. Here you can either take part in a group tour or book an exclusive 2 hour tour with an official SMACH guide.

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San Martino in Badia

Enjoy local, Ladin cuisine with a modern touch as well as a unique blend of Alpine and Mediterranean and fantastic wines. Look forward to a great culinary evening. Don’t miss the Tasces - ravioli with alpine cheese and cranberry butter - or the Gröstl which includes potatoes, pork fillet, roasted onions and cabbage salad.

Museion
in Bozen

The museum of modern art is a stone’s throw away from the centre of the charming regional capital. Housed in a futuristic building flooded with light, it is well worth a visit!

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Renowned meat dishes

This tip is aimed at all those who appreciate good quality meat prepared to a high standard. Let chef Lois explain how he prepares his meat specialities - this will top off your visit to the restaurant.

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Museum Ladin Ciastel de Tor

This museum in Ciastel de Tor represents the Ladin culture and sheds light on its origins and history up to the present day. It also details the decisive influences supra-regional events had on the lives of the Ladin people living in the Dolomites.

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the Iceman, in Bolzano

The famous glacier mummy dating back to the Copper Age was found by chance on the Val Senales glacier in 1991 and has become more than just an archaeological sensation.

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Summer hike in the wilderness of the Puez-Odle Nature Park

The Puez-Odle Nature Park is located in the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most beautiful hiking areas in South Tyrol.

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A relaxing treat in both summer and winter

Since Villa Melitta does not have its own sauna or pool, we are happy to recommend this swimming pool and sauna in Brunico.

Saalerwirt
San Lorenzo di Sebato

Here you will find a wealth of historical and culinary delights. This is because the Saalerwirt is one of the oldest inns in South Tyrol. Here you will be served good quality, healthy food from their South Tyrolean country kitchen in beautifully preserved, original dining rooms. You can expect a relaxed atmosphere where people from different countries and cultures meet and exchange ideas.

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Gourmet restaurant at an altitude of 2,200 m

Truly an exclusive mountain retreat, this restaurant on Piz Boé offers sensational views of the valley and mountains thanks to its large floor-to-ceiling windows. There are three menus featuring meat, fish and vegetarian dishes. In addition, there is also a good selection of desserts and an impressive wine list!

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BiOstaria, St. Vigil

Do you fancy something creative? If so, then we can recommend Biosteria Dal Bagn. Experience Dolomite cuisine prepared by head chef Stefan Kuprian and his team. You can look forward to homemade, à la minute fare made from high-quality organic ingredients as well as uniquely simple yet tasty dishes.

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Beautiful hike to the Alpe di Sennes

The Sennes highlands are located in the heart of the Fanes-Sennes-Braies Nature Park surrounded by iconic Dolomite peaks.

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Restaurant - Pizzeria a San Vigilio

No holiday in South Tyrol is complete without a pizza. And this one is especially good because it is baked solely in a wood-fired oven!

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How about ordering pizza today?

There's something about having someone else cook for you on holiday, isn't there? How about a crispy pizza or a juicy Aberdeen Angus burger enjoyed from the comfort of your own sofa?

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Gourmet restaurant, Colfosco

A simple restaurant with a warm welcome just a few metres from the village church in Colfosco. On the menu you can find traditional local specialities as well as creative interpretations and more refined dishes. It doesn’t just read well - it also tastes good!

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San Vigilio

Osteria Plazores has a welcoming rustic pine-panelled dining room dating back to the 18th century. This is a very special eating house offering new, exciting dishes on a daily basis - using fresh ingredients produced by themselves or prepared by selected South Tyrolean farmers and suppliers within an area of up to a maximum of 99 km away. The menu is also divided up according to the origin of the products with two categories, 0 - 30km and 99km.

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Institute for Ladin Language and Library of Ladin Culture

The Ladin Cultural Institute "Micurà de Rü" is a scientific institution in Val Gardena and Val Badia, which seeks to preserve and boost the Ladin language as well as the culture of Ladinia and the Ladin people. It organises and promotes various initiatives to support this goal. It is open on weekdays all year round.

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Außenstelle vom Museum Ladin

The Ursus Ladinicus is a branch of the Ladin Museum and is all about a cave bear bearing the same name. In autumn 1987, numerous bones were discovered by Willy Costamoling from Corvara in a cave just below the summit of Piz Cunturines at an altitude of almost 2,800m.

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in San Vigilio

The Fanes-Sennes-Braies Nature Park visitor centre is located in San Vigilio where the Val di Marebbe valley begins. It is like an open window looking over the nature park. You can delve into the secrets of the protected area thanks to interactive media, videos and panels. Here, you can also learn a lot about the formation of the Dolomites.

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Our favourite bakery

It doesn't matter whether it's fresh rolls for breakfast, a nice apple strudel in the afternoon or Schüttelbrot (South Tyrolean crisp flatbread) for a snack in between - we can recommend everything from our favourite bakery. Be sure to pay a visit to the café with its delicious cakes.

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Hike to the Armentara meadows

The Armentara meadows are situated above Badia and La Valle and at the foot of the Santa Croce group and are part of the Fanes-Sennes-Braies Nature Park.

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Hike to the alpine village of Fodara Vedla

The alpine village of Fodara Vedla in the Fanes-Sennes-Braies Nature Park is probably one of the most enchanting collection of mountain huts in Val Badia.

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Challenging hike around the Grande Lagazuoi

Dream tour on historical trails through the wild rocky landscape of the Fanes group for experienced hikers and mountain enthusiasts - here surefootedness is important! During the war in the Dolomites, the Piccolo Lagazuoi (2,778 m) was hard hit.

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Hiking tip: Discover the Alpe di Fanes

At an altitude of 2,000m, Fanes is the setting for many Dolomite legends. It has fascinated people for thousands of years and continues to do so today.

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Hike to the highest brewery in Europe, 3 hours

The Lavarella hut in San Vigilio is in a fantastic location in the middle of the Fanes-Sennes-Braies Nature Park.

Lumen
at Plan de Corones

The relatively new museum of mountain photography, LUMEN, is situated in the heart of the iconic South Tyrolean mountains.

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San Vigilio

Small, rustic restaurant with excellent meat dishes and a very good selection of wines. Here traditional meets modern throughout - in a warm atmosphere, in the kitchen and on the wine list. The quaint restaurant was built in the style of a medieval fortification as can be seen in old photos and wood carvings.

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San Cassiano

This gourmet restaurant is an experience in itself. Located in the wine cellars of the elegant Hotel Ciasa Salares with bottles of wine lining the walls, it offers a pleasant, casual and friendly atmosphere. In addition to the excellent cuisine, the restaurant also offers a fine selection of cheeses and has one room dedicated entirely to chocolate.

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San Martino in Badia

Cosy, family-run, historic inn offering Ladin specialities and down-to-earth South Tyrolean home-cooking. Also recommended: a visit to the wine cellar for speck and pan sëch (South Tyrolean crisp flatbread).

Santa Barbara
in La Valle

This small holy chapel has a beautiful location on a hill above the village of La Valle. It is particularly attractive as it is found in one of the most beautiful areas of Val Badia.

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San Vigilio

Here’s our next pizzeria tip for you: Arnold's is the ideal place for social occasions where you can enjoy genuine, typical dishes from South Tyrol and above all the delicious wood-fired pizza.

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The sky is the limit!

Enjoy a bird's eye view of the iconic Dolomites and the boundless feeling of freedom and pure exhilaration. You don't need any previous experience - just a pair of sturdy shoes and warm clothing. You can leave everything else to your tandem pilot!

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Wine tasting at the Cianò dal Vin

This traditional restaurant is located in San Martino in Badia and is characterised not only by its delicious cuisine, but also by its in-house wine expertise.

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in Val dl'Ert

The contemporary sculpture park Val dl'Ert in San Martino in Badia offers art lovers the chance to visit a permanent exhibition of interesting sculptures acquired from past SMACH art competitions (art biennale).

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Hike stopping off at a cosy gourmet inn with a view

On this wonderful 2.5 hour hike through the Puez-Odle Nature Park, not only is the journey the reward, but also the rustic Ütia Ciampcios mountain hut with its typical Ladin cuisine including delicious homemade dishes conjured up solely using local products sourced from nearby farms, forests and meadows.

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On skis in winter and on bikes in summer

We are not exaggerating when we talk about a unique biking experience in the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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at Kronplatz

This museum is a must-see not only because of its creator, Reinhold Messner, but also because of its architect, Zaha Hadid.

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Our insider tip for wine connoisseurs

Do you like wine? If so, we’d recommend paying a visit to Carlo in the La Majun gourmet wine hotel in La Villa. It’s mainly locals who meet here for an aperitif or to enjoy some wine.

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San Vigilio

Experience culinary highlights in cosy yet stylish surroundings. The restaurant, honoured by Gault Millau and other restaurant guides, spoils you with exquisite local cuisine and traditional and international dishes with a Mediterranean-French touch.

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Culinary hike to

In the Puez-Odle Nature Park you can see all the rock layers typical of the Dolomites. We recommend approaching from the Val Stella Alpina valley in Colfosco.

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Leisurely hike to the Sass de Putia meadows - ideal for families

A beautiful and fun hike on the Passo delle Erbe to the Munt de Fornella mountain hut and the Sass de Putia meadows. From here you have a great view of the Sass de Putia mountain - a magical natural wonder. Difficulty level: easy Duration: approx. 1 hour

Maso Runch
Badia

Surrounded by woodland, this 18th-century farmhouse has five different wood-panelled dining rooms. Here you can enjoy good quality original Ladin cuisine. The menu features Ladin specialities such as barley soup, tortelli pasta (fried and served with butter) as well as pork knuckle roasted in the wood-fired oven and served with polenta and sauerkraut.

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Winter hike to the Munt da Rina mountain hut

The hike to Munt da Rina is of course a dream in summer - but it’s particularly inviting when fresh snow has just fallen: the peace and the pure crystal-clear air combined with the fantastic view of the glistening Dolomite peaks.

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Gourmet dining at its best

Discover one of the most sensational ski huts in Alta Badia and experience fine dining on the Piz Boé at an altitude of 2,200m - a breathtaking ambience between heaven and earth.

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Restaurant - Pizzeria in San Martino in Badia

An enjoyable culinary experience overlooking the Sass de Putia. On the menu you will find not only delicious crispy wood-fired pizza and hearty dumplings, but also tasty antipasti and homemade pasta. Everything is homemade and prepared using fresh local produce.

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Biking and hiking highlight

The Santa Croce church is an energetic place and the starting point for both shorter and longer hikes. The sun-kissed hiking and biking area around Santa Croce lies at the foot of the Sasso di Santa Croce massif (Ladin: Sas dla Crusc).

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A relaxing experience for families

The little beach of Ciamaor along the San Vigilio brook entices with its beautiful stretches of beach and clear, pure water from the 40 "les fontanes" springs in the Fanes Nature Park.

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