Natural monuments in Santa Cristina in Val Gardena

Val Gardena

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Val Gardena (deut.: Gröden; Ladin: Gherdëina) is a valley in the Dolomites of northern Italy. It is best known as a skiing area.

Culture

Val Gardena is one of five valleys with a majority of Ladin speakers (two of these valleys are in the province of Bolzano-Bozen). The form of the Ladin language spoken in this valley is called Gardenese in Italian, Grödnerisch in German and Gherdëina in Ladin.

Woodcarving

The woodcarving industry flourishes in Val Gardena since the 17th century. In the 19th and 20th century and up until now statues and altars are carved and shipped to catholic churches throughout the world. In the 19th and 20th century carving of wooden toys was such a widespread occupation in all gardenese families that Amelia Edwards called Ortisei the capital of Toyland.Шаблон:Fact. The Parish Church of Ortisei displays a rich collection of statues carved by local artists in the last two centuries. from Val Gardena 18th century]]

Towns

There are three towns in the valley: Ortisei, Sëlva and Santa Crestina Gherdëina

Sports

Gardena has a Serie A2 hockey-team, HCGardena.

Carolina Kostner is a famous figure skater and cousin of Isolde Kostner, the famous ski-champion.

Bibliography

Amelia B. Edwards. Untrodden peaks and unfrequented valleys. A midsummer ramble in the Dolomites. Longman's, Green and Co. London 1873.

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Sara Stanfour
18 December 2013
Rifugio Emilio Comici nice hut, directly on the slope, you can reach it with or also without skis
Wolfgang M.
5 January 2016
Best ever, 1. day Colfosco, 2. day Covara, 3. day Seceda, 3. day Sellaronda orange, famous snow and Apres ski Kronenstube
Tanya Gudkova
9 December 2012
Favourite place for skiing
Dmitriy Adamov
30 December 2015
Самый лучший в мире горнолыжный курорт! Замечательная инфраструктура, подъёмники строились с умом, можно захватить очень огромную площадь для катания.
BBPlanet
10 January 2013
Uno dei più grandi e meravigliosi comprensori italiani con 175km di piste. Per i più esperti consigliamo la Saslong fino a Santa Cristina, la Città dei Sassi e la discesa dal Passo Gardena a Selva.
Silvia Lorenzin
7 December 2015
Un posto meraviglioso e magico!
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Strada Mulin d'Odum, 22, Santa Cristina Valgardena Bolzano, Italy

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