The most beautiful alpine village in South Tyrol, the Malga Fane in the Valle di Valles valley, is located at 1,739 m a.s.l.
In the heart of the Fundres Mountains there is an excursion destination that is equally popular in summer and winter: the Fane Alpine Village - "Fane Alm" in German, "Malga Fane" in Italian. In summer, the South Tyrolean Milk Path, which tells of milk production in the country, leads to the alpine village - in winter, the return is interesting thanks to the descent on the sledge.
From the car park in Valles, a one-hour hike leads to the Fane Alpine Village, and when you have reached the last bend, the view opens up on the ensemble of a chapel, residential and hay huts, cattle sheds, and three alpine huts that invite you to stop for a break and to enjoy delicious food. The history of the place dates back to the Middle Ages, when a military hospital was built here for people suffering from the plague and cholera. The only reminder of that time are the buildings, which are now located in a unique mountain world that offers relaxation for body and soul.
The entire area covers 850 ha, a picture-book alpine pasture from which you can also reach Mt. Picco della Croce (3,134 m a.s.l.), the highest peak in the area, or Lake Marmo. The Mountain Huts Festival and the South Tyrolean Milk Festival are held here every year respectively every two years. And how to reach the Fane Alpine Village? Either in a one-hour hike from the car park at the end of the Valles Valley, or by shuttle bus.
The Zingerle, Gatterer and Kuttn Mountain Huts stay open during the summer months, the Zingerle Mountain Hut also during the winter season, from early December to Easter.