wiesen am weg zum piz sorega dahinter fanesgruppe
wiesen am weg zum piz sorega dahinter fanesgruppe

Fanes Group

The Fanes mountain group or Fanesgruppe is well-known for the legends about the “Realm of the Fanes”

The Fanes Group east of the Val Badia stretches until the Braies Dolomites in the north-east and until the Cortina - Falzarego Pass - Livinallongo - Arabba - Campolongo Pass line in the south. Much of the impressive mountain group is located in South Tyrol and is part of the strongly protected Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park. A small part reaches also the neighbouring province of Belluno. Popular places in this area are the Armentara Meadows with the La Crusc Pilgrimage Church. The central located Fanes High Plateau, however, was already mentioned in the 11th century as Uanna.

Here the legendary Kingdom of the Fanes is located, in Ladin "Le rëgn de Fanes", with Dolasilla, king's daughter and war heroine of the Ladin national epic. This high plateau is surrounded by a gorgeous alpine world - Mt. Cima Dieci (3,026 m a.s.l.), Mt. Cima Nove (2,968 m a.s.l.), Mt. Sasso di Santa Croce (2,907 m a.s.l.), in the south-west Mt. Piz Varella (3,055 m a.s.l.) and Mt. Piz Conturines (3,064 m a.s.l.), its highest peak. In this area, remains of the cave bear known as Ursus ladinicus have been found. Today, you can visit the Museum Ladin Ursus ladinicus in the Alta Badia. In the south there are the three Fanis Peaks and the Monte Cavallo (2,911 m a.s.l.), in the east the Monte Casale (2,898 m a.s.l.). Fantastic hikes proceed through the nature park and to mountain huts like the Fanes or Lagazuoi Huts, or to the "Parliament of Marmots" in the Kingdom of the Fanes.

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