Val di Fiemme
A guarantee of beauty in the name of Unesco
Val di Fiemme is surrounded by two natural parks and stunning Dolomite peaks, that Unesco declared World Heritage Site - Corno Bianco, dominating the South-Tyrolean canyon of Bletterbach, Mountain group of Latemar, with its incredible tops, and the park Paneveggio Pale di San Martino.
Fiemme is famous for being “The Valley of Harmony” thanks to the prestigious resonance trees used to realize sounding boards for pianos and violins, once appreciated by Stradivari and nowadays still wanted by internationally-famous luthiers. You can breathe and hear the melody of nature in the Forests of Violins or in the Sounding Forest, where worldwide famous musicians “adopt” their favourite spruce.
For this valley breathing the oxygen produced by 60 million trees (a survey says that there are 20 trees per tourist) is not enough: as a matter of fact it loves taking challenges to conquer new records. All you have to do is believe that, every day, over a third of the twenty thousand inhabitants are using heat or electricity from alternative renewable sources, like the two big district heating plants (Cavalese, Predazzo) and the widest ground photovoltaic plant of Italy (Carano). Fiemme, is the leading Italian resort in waste collection – we have already won the Special Award dedicated to the most Recycling Places in Italy.
In 2003 Fiemme was the first valley to eco-certify its forests, carefully managed by the thousand-year old institution, the Magnifica Comunità di Fiemme. In Val di Fiemme, in 2003, we organized the first Eco-certified Nordic World Ski Championships. Since then, Fiemme has been planning and promoting eco-sustainable events, empowering the use of bikes, car-free days and giving the possibility of living environmental-friendly holidays. Furthermore, we have created a network of enterprises and entrepreneurs – the club is called “Fiemme PIACE” (Passion, Innovation, Affinity, Competences, Eco-sustainability, acronym of “LIKE” in Italian [translator's note]), that share and support eco-friendly projects.
With more than 110 kilometres of ski slopes, immerge yourself in the natural paradise of the Ski Center Latemar, down the 50 km of slopes connecting Pampeago, Predazzo and Obereggen. In the Bellamonte-Alpe Lusia skiarea, the ski slopes caress the boundaries of the Natural Park of Paneveggio Pale di S. Martino. The slopes at Passo Rolle lie in the fabulous reign of the majestic Pale di S. Martino. From Skiarea Alpe Cermis - the home of the longest slope of the valley, the 7.5-km-long Olimpia - your eyes get lost in one of the most enchanting landscapes of the Dolomites. Another wonderful place where you can get captivated by the dawn and sunset colours reflecting on the limestone mountains at Passo di Lavazé-Occlini, the place where downhill meets cross country skiing.
The Cross Country Stadium of Lago di Tesero, illuminated by night, boasts groundbraking facilities, the perfect place to live the emotion of skiing on the World Championships tracks.