Cavalese lies on a sunny location in front of the mountain chain of Lagorai. The crenellated bell tower of the church dedicated to San Sebastiano dominates the village. In the old centre, there are arts and crafts ateliers, sportswear shops, a disco, pubs, wine bars, famous restaurants, ancient buildings recently renovated, elegant villas and cutting-edge sport venues. One is the ice stadium, where you can skate both in summer and in winter, and the swimming-pool with indoor and outdoor hydromassage pools. In Cavalese, skiers and hikers can take the cableway to Alpe Cermis, the best place near town to enjoy marvellous landscapes at high altitude. On board of the cableway you can also reach the bottom of the valley, that in summer is crossed by the Cycle Route of the Dolomites - in winter by the cross-country track of Marcialonga.
At walking distance from the town centre lies Parco della Pieve, with the arch-priest church of Assunta (built in 1112) and “Banco de la reson”, where the members of “Magnifica Comunità di Fiemme” used to meet and talk about the management of the valley woodland – as if they were in a Parliament. Magnifica is the thousand-year-old institution that still manages all forests of the valley. In the Palace of Magnifica Comunità, they organize guided and theatrical visits to the rooms, museum-gallery and jails built in the Nineteenth century. Close by, another ancient building hosts the Museum of Contemporary Art. All around the village – near the urban life but immersed in nature - you can relax walking up and down pleasant trails. Two of the most appreciated natural monuments are the waterfall of Cavalese and the century-old tree “Pezo del Gazolin”.