Val di Fiemme
A guarantee of beauty in the name of Unesco
Val di Fiemme is surrounded by two natural parks and the stunning view of the Dolomites, which have been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Dolomites in Val di Fiemme comprise the Corno Bianco, which dominates the South Tyrolean canyon of Bletterbach, the Latemar mountains, with its incredible summits, and the Natural Park of Paneveggio Pale di San Martino.
Fiemme is famous for being “The Valley of Harmony” thanks to the prestigious resonance trees used to produce 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 suggests that there are 200 trees per tourist) is not enough: as a matter of fact, we love taking on challenges and set new records. Thanks to our efforts, the houses of over a third of the twenty thousand inhabitants are heated and powered everyday by renewable energy coming from two big district heating plants (in Cavalese and Predazzo) and one of the widest ground photovoltaic plants in Italy (Carano-Ville di Fiemme). Fiemme is also one of the leading Italian resorts in recycling – we have already won a special award given to the most recycling places in Italy.
In 2003, Fiemme was the first valley to eco-certify its forests, which are carefully managed by a thousand-year-old institution, the Magnifica Comunità di Fiemme. In the same year, we organized the first eco-certified Nordic World Ski Championships. Since then, Fiemme has been planning and promoting eco-sustainable events, encouraging the use of bikes, organizing car-free days and giving the possibility of spending environmentally friendly holidays. Furthermore, we have created a network of enterprises and entrepreneurs called “Fiemme PIACE” (Passion, Innovation, Affinity, Competences, Eco-sustainability. The acronym means “LIKE” in Italian) which shares and supports eco-friendly projects.
With more than 110 kilometres of ski slopes, immerse yourself in the natural paradise of the Ski Center Latemar and ski down the 50 km of slopes that connect Pampeago, Predazzo and Obereggen. In the Bellamonte-Alpe Lusia ski area, the ski slopes caress the boundaries of the Natural Park of Paneveggio Pale di San Martino. The slopes at Passo Rolle lie in the fabulous kingdom of the majestic Pale di San Martino. From the Ski area Alpe Cermis, which boasts the longest slope in 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 colours of dawns and sunsets reflecting on the limestone mountains is at Passo di Lavazé-Occlini, where downhill skiing meets cross-country skiing.
The Cross-Country Stadium of Lago di Tesero, illuminated by night, prides itself on its modern facilities. It is also the perfect place to experience the emotion of skiing on the World Championships tracks.