Located in Trentino in northeastern Italy, Val di Fassa is one of the major and most well known valleys of the region.
The alpine valley is most famous for its Dolomites, which in 2009 became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you will find the Sella Group, Sassolungo and the Catinaccio mountains, in addition to the Marmolada, the most majestic mountain of the Dolomites that at 3,343 m. boasts the highest peak of the Monti Pallidi.
Arguably the most spectacular mountains in the world, the Dolomites are the pride of Val di Fassa, especially during the winter season when thousands of tourists from around the world flock to the numerous ski slopes. Particularly popular are the slopes of the Sellaronda, or the Tour of the 4 Passes that includes the Sella Pass, the Pordoi Pass, the Campolongo Pass and the Gardena Pass. Strapped into your skis as you follow the Sellaronda either clockwise or counterclockwise, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views and the best slopes in the world. Just one ski pass, the Dolomiti Superski, gives tourists access to three provinces (Trento, Bolzano and Belluno) and two regions (Trentino-Alto Adige and Veneto). The Dolomite passes have in common not only territory and tourism, but also the minority Ladin language that is spoken in the valleys around the Sella: Val di Fassa, Val Gardena, Val Badia, and Livinallongo as well as Cortina d’Ampezzo. As a result, these territories are linked through very similar cultures and popular traditions.
From a demographic aspect, Val di Fassa includes about 10,000 residents divided into seven municipalities: Canazei (Alba and Penia), Campitello di Fassa, Mazzin (with Campestrin and Fontanazzo), Pozza di Fassa (with Pera di Fassa), Vigo di Fassa, Soraga and Moena.
As a tourist destination, both in summer and winter Val di Fassa offers not only an extensive array of sleeping arrangements, but also satisfies even the most discerning palate. In addition to hotels, restaurants and lodges, you will find apartments, B&Bs and numerous residences. Among the 60,000 beds offered in Val di Fassa, from family hotels that offer health centers and swimming pools to happily round out a day spent in the mountains, tourists from around the world will find something that is just right for them and their families.