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Corvara - the holiday locality in Alta Badia

Winter and summer holidays in the heart of the Dolomites in the name of sport and comfort, surrounded by a unique mountain landscape

Corvara is settled in the sunny area at the feet of the Sassongher, surrounded by the Dolomites at a height of 1.568 m a.s.l. The area of the municipal district stretches for more 42,1 km2 and confines north-west with the Gardena Pass, south-west with the Pralongia plateau and north with the natural park Puez- Odle. In winter, it is the perfect starting point for the Sellaronda, the famous tour around the Sella massif, in summer for mountain bike and bicycle tours. The municipal district with its 1.352 inhabitants is rich with tradition and boasts a centenary experience in things like skiing, climbing and tourism. Already in 1938, the first lift was built in Col Alto, the first chairlift in Italy.

Corvara boasts a wide range of accommodation possibilities, from 4-5 stars hotel to the small family led B&B and holiday apartments. Beyond this, there is also the chance to spend a holiday in the typical Val Badia farms. These are particular, comfortable structures and they invite you to know and to live the Ladin culture in all its aspects.

Characteristic and historical farms in the typical wood structure, the gothic parish church of St. Caterina (built in 1452) and the one of a kind mountain landscape. With a great number of restaurants, shops and a wide offer of outdoor activities and sport and free time areas, as for example an ice stadium, golf field, tennis fields and biotope lakes with wide grasslands to lay in the sun, Corvara is one of the most beloved touristic destinations in the alpine regions.
In the 18th century, the small municipal district at the end of Alta Badia started to establish itself as a touristic locality. The first visitors were most of all geologists and scientists that were accompanied by local guides to the mountain peaks. From that time, the biggest attraction and matter of interest for visitors is the unique nature of the Dolomites and the welcoming attitude of the Ladins. This can be seen not only from their capacities as perfect hosts, but also through their Ladin mother language and through their love for nature, for tradition and for handicraft.
In winter, Corvara is equipped at its best. With its modern lifts and the perfect preparation of the blue and red slopes, all winter sports fans find their ideal slopes.
The Chef's Cup Suedtirol, which takes place in January, together with the gastronomic South Tyrol's classics, involves the best South Tyrol's and Italian chefs, as wine producers from the whole world.
Even in summer, this locality offers everything, from light walks to harder tours in order to conquer the peak of the Sassongher or of the Piz Boe, always immersed in nature.
Great summer events include the annual Dolomites Marathon and the Sella Ronda Bike Day (end of June to half September), during which you will tread along the four Dolomitic passes around the Sella massif.

Height: 1.568 m
Area: 42,1 km²
Inhabitants: 1.352
Beds: 4.094
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