10 Things to Do in Selva di Val Gardena That You Shouldn't Miss

March 28, 2018 Matilde Konrad

Escape to the Alps with a luxurious ski vacation in Selva di Val Gardena. Gorgeous mountains loom over world-class hotels and quaint B&Bs, all dedicated to giving you the most indulgent stay imaginable. Local craftsmen pore over intricate wood carvings that have come to epitomize the artistry of Selva di Val Gardena. Of course, winter sports are the purest art form here, with perfect powder for skiers and snowboarders to plow through.
Restaurants in Selva di Val Gardena

1. Val Gardena

Selva di Val Gardena, Italy +39 0471 777777
Excellent
84%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
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1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Val Gardena

Reviewed By Gianluca M - Brescia, Italy

Uncomparable with many places a lot more famous in Europe, it has absolutely nothing to envy. Hundreds of km of slopes, well maintained with good and well maintained lifts, chalets and restaurants serve excellent food and the scenery of the dolomites is just breathtaking

2. Monte Pana

39047 Santa Cristina Val Gardena, Italy
Excellent
58%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 141 reviews

Monte Pana

Reviewed By ContadinoDiVino - San Lorenzo in Bibbiano

We came to Monte Pana en route to Alpe di Suisse. We explored the area checking for a good rustic type restaurant but with no success. The scenery is beautiful but that goes without saying for the whole Dolomiti region.

3. Dolomiti superski

39033 Colfosco, Italy +39 0471 795397
Excellent
80%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
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2%
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4.5 based on 127 reviews

Dolomiti superski

Reviewed By skifans - Cornwall

Have just returned from another excellent ski trip to this most stunning area and once again have been impressed by the Dolomiti Superski company and there ability to keep nearly all the vast ski pistes open despite the lack of natural snow. They work tirelessly to ensure an excellent skiing experience and I hope for their sakes they get some natural snow soon so they can have a rest! It must be very frustrating when the rest of Europe appears to be getting tons of snow. Regardless of that, the pistes were well maintained and we were able to ski the Sella Ronda in both directions, do the 'James Bond' 10.2 km run and the Hidden Valley so well worth the lift pass fee. As usual, the Mountains looked their best in glorious Sunshine and looked amazing as the sunset. Additionally, the great value restaurants dotted in numerous places throughout the area allowed for some very enjoyable lunches served by extremely friendly locals. This is, by far, one of the most beautiful places to visit with extensive skiing that, in my opinion, is hard to better even without natural snow.

4. Chiesa di San Giacomo

39046 Ortisei, Italy +39 0471 777600
Excellent
68%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
3%
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4.5 based on 227 reviews

Chiesa di San Giacomo

Reviewed By biblioma - Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

This beautiful old church is set amongst the woods on the side of the valley, with views towards the Mountains. Approach along the well-maintained footpath from Santa Cristina, along which boards tell the story of San Giacomo, with illustrations by local schoolchildren.

5. Sass Pordoi

Canazei, Italy +39 0462 609500
Excellent
91%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
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5 based on 262 reviews

Sass Pordoi

Reviewed By Mark C - Cambridge, United Kingdom

We came up the cable car in May. Although it was bright and sunny and warm, there was still plenty of snow at the top. You get a great 360 degree view of the Mountains and Valleys. Only complaint is that 18 Euros return per person seems pretty steep

6. Val Duron

Campitello di Fassa, Italy
Excellent
76%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
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1%
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4.5 based on 178 reviews

Val Duron

Reviewed By stevaebasta - Trento, Italy

You gotta walk for a while for get there! But when you ll finish you ll enjoy deeply Mountains vibes! Maybe the best mountain valley i ve ever seen in my life, I used to go with my family since i was a kid! and it still a traditional trip right now! Really check it out in summer, you could also stop in there eating some amazing regional food!!

7. Passo Sella

Selva di Val Gardena, Italy +39 348 391 2780
Excellent
80%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
1%
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1%
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1%
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5 based on 532 reviews

Passo Sella

Reviewed By Oldfart1939 - Loveland, Colorado

This is a very heavily traveled auto pass, and places to park in order to stop for picture taking are scarce. That said, this is a spectacular location--not to be missed on any Dolomite vacation trip. I visited Sella Pass on an almost daily basis as I stayed in Wolkenstein/Selva for 10 days.

8. Rifugio Firenze

Strada Ciaulonch 17 | Fam. Perathoner, 39047 Santa Cristina Val Gardena, Italy +39 0471 796307
Excellent
33%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 183 reviews

Rifugio Firenze

Built in 1888 as one of the first mountain huts in Val Gardena. It's located on the sunny side in the middle of the Nature Park Puez-Odle with a stunning view on the Sassolungo and on the Odle Mountains. Perfect starting point for different walkings and hikings. The kitchen offers fresh local dishes and there is the chance to sleep in rooms or dormitories. Open in summer from 1st June until mid of October.

Reviewed By Bearsm53 - Umeå

This place was crammed when we visited on a sunny August day. I ordered Kaiserschmarrn (a local thick pancake) with cranberries and enjoyed the meal with a pint of local lager. I would suggest that this establishment is filed under restaurants rather than attractions.

9. Ortisei: Zona Pedonale

Via Rezia, 39046 Ortisei Val Gardena Italia Ortisei, Italy +39 0471 777600
Excellent
61%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Ortisei: Zona Pedonale

Reviewed By MelbourneElizabeth - Melbourne

We have visited this area twice now and it never disappoints. The pedestrian zone has a lovely ambience about it and the shops & restaurants leave you with lots of choices. The tourist information is towards the end of the strip.
The hotels provide you with a Mobility Card which provides you with free bus travel in the area which was a real bonus as we were about 800 metres out of the main strip.

10. Cascate del Pisciadu

Corvara in Badia, Italy
Excellent
46%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
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4.5 based on 183 reviews

Cascate del Pisciadu

Reviewed By HikerDoc21208 - Baltimore, Maryland

Take your arrival day to become acquainted with this most gorgeous Ladin Valley in the Dolomites with a walk through the tiny town of Corvara and head west to Cascade del Pisciadu. In less than an hour through rolling forest on a typical granular trail you will arrive to a wonderful double falls adjacent to a wide Meadow on the way to Past Gardena.
The falls are majestic, maybe 150 meters high flowing through the common rock sites of these unique Mountains. A small pool and spray await you after a tiny climb to its base.
For those wishing a more challenging ascent to the pass, continue west up avalanche terrain or head north from the falls to the base of the gondola for an incredibly scenic ride (with midway station) to the top of the Paso Gardena, Jimmy's Huitte for lunch or apris hiking and views of the Val Gardena and back to Val Badia and Corvara / Colfosco villages.
On the south side of the valley is a famed via ferrata called Tridentia with a hanging bridge for the most adventurous; call Badia Guides for info.
It would have been quite awesome if a via ferrata had been created up the Sella Massif around the fall itself!
We can't wait to return and express the Sella Massif and more of this area.

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