Discover the beauty of the fairy of the Dolomites
Just over the border in Val di Fiemme, the first town you come to is Moena, the largest of all the Val di Fassa and the first "Alpine Pearls" of Trentino. Moena was born on an alluvial basin surrounded by some of the most important features of the Dolomites, such as the Latemar, Valaccia and Costalunga passes. Known in Italy and in the world as the "Fairy of the Dolomites", the legacy of an ancient legend starring King Laurin and his daughter, owes its charm to the fairy-tale pink colour that covers the peaks surrounding it. The area is extremely pleasant aesthetically and retains the classic Alpine style combined with a certain sophistication. A holiday in Val di Fassa, Moena is ideal for sports shopping, but that’s not all, as this picturesque village also has some very well-preserved architectural gems for visitors, like the tabià walk to discover the typical rustic buildings made entirely of wood.
Moena in Val di Fassa is also gastronomy: its typical cheese "Puzzone Moena" is part of the slow food movement and there are also many events dedicated to food such as Dinner with King Laurin in the winter and Flavours of Autumn in September.
During the summer, the most important sporting event is dedicated to bikers: Val di Fassa Bike, which has more than 4,500 participants each summer, making it the largest bike marathon in Italy. In winter, the most famous event is the Marcialonga, the top international marathon race organized for over thirty years with unparalleled success. Those who enjoy skiing can take advantage of the nearby Tre Valle Ski Area, which takes skiers to the peaks of Alpe di Lusia and the San Pellegrino Pass.
The Val di Fassa, which preserves the village of Moena as a precious treasure, is nestled in an alpine landscape of rare beauty that led to its inclusion as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Both in winter and in summer, Val di Fassa offers the best for sports fanatics: 9 ski areas with 200 kilometres of pistes divided into 78 stations, more than 70 kilometres devoted to cross-country skiing and fantastic hiking in the area of Cima Bocche, to the lakes of Lusia, delle Selle Pass and San Pellegrino Passes, where there are still trenches and fortifications from WWI battles fought in the Dolomites.