The magic of the Dolomites and the fascination of the Ladin culture

The lower Val Badia consists of the municipality of San Martin de Tor with the villages of St Martin, Untermoj and Kampill and the municipality of Mareo with the villages of Mareo and St Vigil. The former is known for its impressive location on the northern edge of the Puez-Geisler Nature Park; moreover, here are the main cultural facilities of the valley. The latter is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the renowned Kronplatz holiday region, both in summer and in winter. All villages can be reached from La Val by bus in a leisurely half an hour.

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1127 m above sea level


The home of the Ladin National Museum

San Martin de Tor is the cultural centre of the Val Badia. In the castle of Thurn, the landmark of Ladinia, the Ciastel de Tor Ladin Museum is housed, which presents the history of the Dolomite Ladinsin a vivid manner; the Ladin Cultural Institute Micura de Rü, also based in St Martin, also endeavours to preserve the Ladin culture. Skiing fans will also get their money's worth in St Martin: in the district of Piculin, you can directly access the Kronplatz ski area and reach the slopes of Alta Badia via a shuttle every 20 minutes.

1398 m above sea level


The first mountaineering village in the Dolomites

Lungiarü is located in a natural side valley, surrounded by meadows, woods and pastures, at the entrance of the Puez-Geisler Nature Park, away from the tourist centres of the Val Badia. The traditional mountain village, which belongs to the international network of mountaineering villages, is impressive thanks to the well-preserved "Viles", the oldest and most peculiar housing estates in the Val Badia, which can be admired on the leisurely round trip "Roda dles Viles". The trip to the Mühlental and the hike to the 2,875 m-high Peitlerkofel mountain are particularly rewarding.

1515 m above sea level


Ladin hospitality at the foot of the Peitlerkofels

Untermoi, the highest village of San Martin de Tor, lies on a sunny slope at the foot of the Würzjoch and the Peitlerkofels. This mountain is a western cornerstone of the South Tyrolean Dolomites and is one of the most popular peaks of the Puez-Geisler Nature Park. Unhurried hikers prefer to circle the distinctive mountain and to admire the colourful variety of flowers on the Peitler meadows. Untermoi is also known for the springs of Bad Valdander, a historic spa with an adjoining inn, which is still used for cures based around bathing and drinking.

1285 m above sea level


The gateway to the Fanes-Sennes-Prags Nature Park

St Vigil is the capital of the municipality of Mareo, the northernmost of the Val Badia; as in the whole valley, Ladin has been spoken here for 2000 years. The village is located at the entrance of the Fanes-Sennes-Prags Nature Park, which can be reached through the idyllic Rautal. St Vigil is also a popular holiday destination for mountain bikers - it is not for nothing that the cross-border Transalp Challenge stops here. In winter, the sunny village, which lies at the heart of the Kronplatz holiday region, is a popular meeting place for skiers, cross-country skiers, hikers and touring skiers.

1281 m above sea level


Tradition and history away from mass tourism

Mareo Parish is located on the western flank of Kronplatz, on the way to the 1,789 m-high Furkelpass, which leads to Olang in the neighbouring Pustertal. The village is almost entirely devoted to agriculture and includes numerous "Viles", the oldest housing estates in the Val Badia, as well as a very old centre with a church, Widum and school. The parish church is devoted to the Holy Mother of God and represents one of the most famous Marian sanctuaries in South Tyrol. In it you can admire a Renaissance-style ornately carved wooden altar from 1636.