Marvel and relaxation in the Alps’ geological garden
Two ski areas, ski jumping and cross-country skiing. But also paths winding among fairy tales, music trees and little waterfalls. A holiday destination all year round, Predazzo has a rich history, tradition and culture.
Highly tipical of Predazzo are the tabià, special buildings where animals were kept and country work carried out.
The most highly populated town in Val di Fiemme, 100m above sea level, it boasts the highest concentration of geological varieties in the world, all of which can be admired on the Doss Capèl geological trail and in the Museo Geologico delle Dolomiti.
The lift installations will take you to the Ski Center Latemar, with about 46km of slopes, and to the skiarea Bellamonte-Alpe Lusia, amidst the fir and spruce trees of the Paneveggio Nature Park. Predazzo is also the home to the Ski Jumping Stadium, which has played host to three Nordic skiing World Championships. Amongst the fairy-tale like places aimed at kids, there are the Montagna Animata (animated mountain) with its Foresta dei Draghi (forest of dragons) (cable-car Predazzo-Gardoné) and the Giro d’Ali with its water games (Bellamonte, chairlift Castelir-Le Fassane).
In the historic centre you can see frescoes and fountains, and a little further away there is a public swimming pool surrounded by greenery. The path that leads to the Sottosassa ravine is stunning with its waterfalls and porphyry walls kitted out for climbing. In Valmaggiore you will find the Bosco che Suona (the sounding wood), where the resonating fir trees have been “christened” by musicians of international acclaim.