In the past there were twelve farms. Now it is the most populated village of Val di Fiemme. Predazzo is known to be the “Geological garden of the Alps” thanks to the highest concentration of geological varieties in the world. In the main and central square, you can visit the Geological Museum of the Dolomites to admire an extraordinary collection of minerals and fossils, but also scientific literature about the formation of the Dolomites. Walking along the geological path of Doss Capèl, between Passo Feudo and Alpe di Pampeago (2.000-2.200 mt. asl.), you can notice sea-beds and beaches, shells and star fish dating back to the era before the appearance of dinosaurs; then lava, ashes and lapilli originated by the ancient volcano of Predazzo.
In the old town centre, dominated by the neo-Gothic church dedicated to the saints Filippo and Giacomo (built in 1870), there are still many ancient houses and buildings – some are decorated with frescoes. The oldest church of Predazzo is S. Nicolò Church, built in the Sixteenth century.
One of the flat walks around the village is very suggestive and reaches the gorge of Sottosassa, where you can stare at the little waterfalls of the water stream Travignolo, flowing under the porphyry walls equipped for climbing. Another enchanted place is near Valmaggiore, where you can find the Sounding Forest, the land of the resonance spruces that worldwide famous musicians selected and “baptized” their tree.
Predazzo is an important four-season resort, thanks to the swimming-pool and the ski lifts of the ski-areas Ski Centre Latemar, Bellamonte-Alpe Lusia. Besides being crossed by the ski track of Marcialonga, Predazzo is the headquarters of the “flying athletes”, who usually work out at the Ski Jumping Stadium, that hosted three editions of the Nordic World Ski Championships (1991, 2003, 2013).