Information about Alta Badia’s geography
Useful curiosities about the geography of the six nice localities of Colfosco, Corvara, La Villa/Stern, San Cassiano, Badia and La Val/Wengen
The various areas of Alta Badia is settled in Badia Valley. On one side, it is divided from Gardena Valley by the homonymous pass while on the other side La Val represents the boundary line as the last village in the area.
The six localities are just about 30 km one from the other and they stretch in the idyllic heart of the Dolomites. The towering, white peaks, UNESCO World Heritage, protect these localities and are beloved photographic subjects.
The natural park Puez- Odle is just some minutes on foot far from Colfosco and is a renowned hiking area in summer and skiing area in winter.
The main mountain of Corvara is the Sassongher: this is reachable following a well indicated path and offers a paradisiac panorama. In La Villa, you will find the famous Gran Risa slope. In December, two Ski World Cups take place here. The Pralongià fields stretch wide over San Cassiano and are connected by relaxing paths. Just some minutes on foot there is the birthplace village of St. Joseph Freinademetz. Here rises the impressive Santa Croce massif, which keeps the calm locality, giving a feeling of peace. Next to the Fanes- Senes- Braies natural park boundary line there is the traditionally rich La Val, with its picturesque rural aspect.