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Badia in Alta Badia Dolomites

Badia is a small village in Alta Badia, which shows lively traditions and customs and the most beautiful churches in South Tyrol - skiing, hiking, climbing during a family vacation

Badia is a small village at a height of 1.324 m a.s.l. This peaceful locality in Badia Valley is a true alpine and rural tradition jewel and loves to involve visitors in local customs, to which they dedicate much attention. Along the whole year any kind of events are organized as for example the St. Leonard Ride or the farmers sledding.

The cultural heritage of the village is the marvellous parish church of St. Leonard in rococo style, one of the most beautiful churches in South Tyrol. It was built between 1776 and 1778 on a precedent medieval construction. Uncountable believers and pilgrims come to Badia to visit Santa Croce's Sanctuary, at a height of 2.053 m a.s.l., dated in 15th century. This particularly traditional place in Alta Badia is also the birthplace of St. Joseph Freinademetz, one of the most admired figures in Alta Badia.

This touristic locality, settled between the natural parks Puez - Odle and Fanes - Senes- Braies is particularly suitable for a relaxing vacation. Families with children are likely to spend their holidays in the name of nature in this place, in winter and in summer. In Badia, you can choose among uncountable excursions in the green nature and challenging tours with a breath-taking view on the legendary mountain beauties. That's why many climbers choose Badia as their holiday destination: after all the Dolomites have a particular charm.
In winter instead, Santa Croce's slopes are particularly beloved. Along the slopes there are many huts unchanged in time where still today the owner himself cooks and waits on tables. The Sellaronda is only a few minutes by bus transfer far, being Badia a bit outside the Sella tour and so it is an ideal destination for peace lovers.

For those who want to come in Badia for a relaxing holiday or to take part to one of the many events, any kind of accommodation is at your disposal. There is a wide choice of hotels, boarding houses, B&Bs, holiday apartments and for those who are looking for a more rural environment, they can choose to spend their unforgettable vacation in a farm.

Height: 1.324 m
Inhabitants: 1.402
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